Re: [Harp-L] Les Thompson

3.  On chromatic you can get octaves anywhere on the instrument,
either blowing or drawing, by having your mouth mouth 5 holes and your
tongue blocking 3.  On Hohner and some other models, the 8 hole draw
button in is a C, the 12 hole draw button in is a D, therefore it is
the only place without the octave possibility.
Michael Rubin

On Sat, Jan 29, 2011 at 7:56 PM, Tom Ball <havaball@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> Just found a great old clip of Les Thompson on chromatic:
> A few observations and questions for you chrom players (as a diatonic
> player, I am in the dark:)
> 1. Interesting that he plays upside down...
> 2. Odd-looking mic attached. Any guesses?
> 3. In certain sections (0:15-0:18, 0:53-1:01, and others) he's playing
> octaves. Is this done by tongue-block splits on the blow notes?
> 4. Any ideas which model chrom? (I'm guessing a Hohner 64.)
> Anyhow, mighty nice -- I envy his technique.
> cheers,
> Tom Ball

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