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

John; have you ever heard Max play in any other key than C? I love Max'
stuff, but all the stuff on the Goon show appears to be in C.
I can't believe it was the only key he could play in, given the
sophistication of the material, arrangements and his playing in general.
Whaddya reckon?

On 7 December 2012 10:34, <MundHarp@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> 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
> 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.
> Sincerely,
> John "Whiteboy" Walden
> Just now in
> bonnie Scotland.
> In a message dated 11/25/2012 1:01:36 P.M. GMT Standard Time, EGS1217
> writes:
> <<Most long-term chromatic players have gotten used to  playing everything
> on
> one key of C instrument  >>

Rick Dempster
RMIT Libraries

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