Re: [Harp-L] O, Come All Ye Faithful played in three positions on diatonic
- To: Buck Worley <boogalloo@xxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [Harp-L] O, Come All Ye Faithful played in three positions on diatonic
- From: Ken H in Ohio <airmojoken@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2014 15:33:04 -0500
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I would say the 1st one is played on a C harp in 12th position, the 2nd on
a Bb in 2nd position, and the 3rd on a Low F in 1st position.
The 1st one seemed the hardest for me, as I really don't play anything in
12th, although I have attempted it a few times.
Ken H in OH
On Fri, Nov 7, 2014 at 3:15 PM, Buck Worley <boogalloo@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> Of the cuff, I did it (in F) with a Bb and a Low F no problem. What would
> the other one be?
> > Date: Sat, 1 Nov 2014 18:46:16 +0000
> > From: arturojennings@xxxxxxxxxx
> > To: winslowyerxa@xxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: Re: [Harp-L] O, Come All Ye Faithful played in three
> positions on diatonic
> > CC: harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx
> > Beautifully played, Winslow!
> > My harp key guesses are:
> > Version 1 -- C
> > Version 2 -- Bb
> > Version 3 -- Low F
> > On Fri, Oct 31, 2014 at 9:49 PM, Winslow Yerxa <winslowyerxa@xxxxxxxxx>
> > wrote:
> > > Somewhere in all the back-and-forth challenging someone mentioned the
> idea of playing Adeste Fideles (aka O, Come All ye faithful) in the first
> octave of a diatonic where there are missing notes.
> > > OK, I did it and you can hear the results.
> > > I found a piano backing track in the key of F, and then played along
> with it three times, each time using a different key of diatonic harmonica
> and playing the tune in the low register, or as deep in the low register as
> would fit on that key of harp. All three harmonicas were in standard tuning
> and had not been tweaked or altered for this recording - they were what I
> had lying around in interesting keys.
> > >
> > > When I recorded, each rendition was done as a single take - no piecing
> together cherry-picked fragments. And no pitch correction, either. Just a
> bit of reverb and mastering plugins.
> > > You can listen and judge the results - and figure out which keys of
> harps I used at this link:
> > >
> > > Winslow
> > > zzzzzzzzzzz
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