Re: Subject: [Harp-L] Good chromatics for a beginner

When I was 8 years old, my big sister Pat (Then a student at the Guildhall  
School of Music in London UK) Gave me a Hohner 270 Super Chromonica in 
"G"... To  keep me quiet. It didn't work. I LOVE the range of the regular "G" 
chromatic,  and because that was my ONLY harmonica for about 5 years I STILL 
think "In G". I  loved the music of jazz musician Max Geldray; but he almost 
always used a "C"  chromatic... I have a set of a dozen 270s these days, one 
in each key.  Why? Because when playing sessions, often the singer will say 
"Change the key"  Then I can play the patterns I have already learned on a 
differently tuned  instrument. Also... the CHORDS are available! But to be 
honest, I mostly play  harmonica in 1st, 2nd or 3rd position... Just like I 
do on diatonic harp  too.
John "Whiteboy" Walden
Just now in
bonnie Scotland.
In a message dated 11/25/2012 1:01:36 P.M. GMT Standard Time, EGS1217  

<<Most long-term chromatic players have gotten used to  playing everything 
one key of C instrument  >>

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