Re: [Harp-L] How fast can a harmonica be played compared to other instruments?

I think you hit upon the nail, Garry. My thoughts were along the same
lines.  Can a harpist play 32nd notes? What about 64ths? And to jump in the
really deep end, can a harpist play 128th notes?
This has been an interesting thread... and I, too, am curious as to the
"speed limits" of our chosen instrument.

On Dec 1, 2010 4:59 PM, "Garry" <harp@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 12/01/2010 01:07 AM, Bill Hines wrote:
>> "Is there a measurable limit to how fast a sequence of notes can be
>> on a diatonic"
>> define "play" - Remember the guy who claimed the 'worlds fastest
>> player' title for himself on guiness or wherever by simply running the
>> back and forth nonsensically?
>> I think to know the current upper limitations on speed playing, check the
>> music by John Popper, Jason Ricci, Pat Ramsey, Charlie McCoy and some
>> bluegrass players like Cara Cooke, etc.
> indeed.
> perhaps a more useful question is what kind of notes can someone play.
> 16th notes? i expect yes. 32th? dunno. but then, i don't know if other
> instruments can do that either.
> --
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> but we make a life from what we give.
> - Kathy Moser

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