[Harp-L] Re: Harmonica speed compared to other instruments

Aw, David, it ain't a stupid query, heck, I've had harps on jets, that's pretty fast, and I've held one out a car window at about 110 mph, and "played" it with my fingers, that's fast too!  Couldn't do it with any of those other ol' instruments:   The guitar and violin - if one could hold on to 'em in the wind - might get damaged, and perhaps the strings would vibrate in the air flow but . . . and the others need special embouchure to get tone, 'cept maybe the flute, so, it'd be Harmonica, flute, fiddle, geeterbox, then by wind resistance  trumpet, sax, 'bone.   Voila!

-Dave "fastest harp in the west" Fertig

--- On Fri, 12/3/10, harp-l-request@xxxxxxxxxx <harp-l-request@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
[Harp-L] Re: Harmonica speed compared to other instruments
        	Thursday, December 2, 2010 8:51 PM
            "dmf 273" <dmf273@xxxxxxxxx>
        	harp-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx, maybe there is no objective scientific way to quantify the speed
of an instrument.  Instead let me just ask your unscientific opinions:
 Please rate these instruments from slowest to fastest:

Piano, guitar, harmonica, flute, violin, trumpet, saxophone, trombone.
 Is this a stupid question with no answer?   I wonder what Bonfiglio
would say about this topic?

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