Subject: Re: [Harp-L] what key to play Casino?

Hey Smokey--re your mention of Hayman and Diamond liking and playing an A  
Chromatic? I can give you my personal insight into why they might. If  one 
loves melody (and I believe both did), A is a very pleasant sounding key to  
one's ear. It also seems to be a very comfortable key to sing in or to 
accompany  alto voices (works for MY voice anyway)...and I keep hearing from more 
and  more people about how much they like the sound of an entire A chrom. 
It works  for so many songs I'm very comfortable playing mine as my go-to  
chromatic with C and Bb both running second. AND it seems to be the most  
workable (and melodious) to accompany guitarists on folk, country and even  
soft-rock music.
Message: 8
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2013 09:03:04 -0500
From: Joseph Leone  <3n037@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Harp-L] what key to play  Casino?
To: Robert Hale <robert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Harp L Harp L _harp-l@xxxxxxxxxxx (mailto:harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx) 

I believe the key is A. I remember checking that a long time ago. But I  
could be off, and it might be Bb. A was known as 'the radio key' and was  
supposed to have the most pleasant sound over the radio. And may be why music  
pitch was geared to A 440? Both Leo Diamond and Richard Hayman were known to  
have used A chromatics a lot. Though I never found a definitive reason for 

smokey joe

On Dec 11, 2013, at 12:25 PM, Robert Hale  wrote:

> Each Casino I've been in sounds like all the machine sounds  are in the 
> key. I think I hear tones of a Major 6th chord. (Like  wind chimes)
> Probably a good idea, since a room full of  non-coordinated machines would
> make someone crazy in minutes. So, the  blend.
> What KEY is that? and how did they get makers to unify  the bell sounds of
> slots?
> Someone could record, on  their next visit?
> Robert Hale
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