Re: [Harp-L] Chromatic playing and Hohner reed plates

 Adler composed and played a piece called "Screwz Blues"
 He does some impressive bending that suggests puckering.

TB is good for double-stopping and corner switching.  Pucker is good for bending.  The well-rounded chromatic player isn't limited to either. 


On Dec 11, 2012, at 2:00 PM, MundHarp@xxxxxxx wrote:

> Tommy Reilly almost certainly played chromatic using tongue blocking, and  
> although in a pre-WW2 instruction book the great Larry Adler explained and  
> recommended tongue blocking. However, when I spoke to him back in the 1990s  
> he told me he mostly was a "pucker player" and only used tongue block for  
> octaves and corner switching, and he also explained that he recommended 
> tongue  blocking because "that is what you are supposed to do!"
> Of course neither of those virtuoso musicians played "blues"
> Best wishes,
> John "Whiteboy" Walden
> Just  now in bonnie Scotland

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