RE: [Harp-L] O, Come All Ye Faithful played in three positions on diatonic

Winslow's first round is a G Melody Maker (i think) the others are a Bb and a Low F

Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2014 15:33:04 -0500
Subject: Re: [Harp-L] O, Come All Ye Faithful played in three positions on diatonic
From: airmojoken@xxxxxxxxx
To: boogalloo@xxxxxxx
CC: arturojennings@xxxxxxxxxx; winslowyerxa@xxxxxxxxx; harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx

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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