Re: [Harp-L] The Bass Player Who Meant Well

Great story, Elizabeth! 
I'm sure you put him straight.

You remind me of a time years ago when I sat in with a band and the guitar player/band leader calls out a song in the key of C. He turns to me over the music and yells (condescendingly) "Get out your F harp!" know, like I had no idea.

Well, the song was actually a slow blues in C minor, so I chose a Bb harp and played in 3rd. I took a solo and all was well. 
When the song was winding down he leans over and sincerely compliments my solo. I smiled and showed him my Bb harp. 
The befuddled look on his face became a special moment for me. LOL!

Harpin' in Colorado,
--Ken M.

 From: Elizabeth Hess <TrackHarpL@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2012 11:00 PM
Subject: [Harp-L] The Bass Player Who Meant Well
I played at an open blues jam, tonight.  Had fun.

But after my set, the bass player -- another jammer -- came up to me...  He wanted to be sure I knew that he had switched to the key of C during my solos, for my benefit.  I gave him a funny look and asked, "Why would you do that?"  And he answered, "Because...  well...  isn't your diatonic harmonica in the key of C?"

A "teachable moment" if ever there was one.  And I took full advantage of it, let me tell you.

Elizabeth (aka "Tin Lizzie")

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