[Harp-L] Chromatic playing

I'm a little frustrated.  Here's my problem.  I've been fighting a sinus
infection for about 4 years.  I try to keep my harps sterilized.  My
cleaning process is an ultrasound cleaner with a few drops of dish soap,
followed by a couple minutes in 180 proof grain alcohol, followed by an
ozone treatment once they are dry.  That means I only play plastic combed
harps, which I am fine with.  I'd like to try chromatics, but the Hohner
educator ten, which has no valves takes too much air for me with the
breathing/sinus issues.  My understanding is there are three, maybe four
ways to play chromatic.  My "feeling" is that any harp with valves will
suffer from my cleaning regimen, which rules out most chromatics and any
half valved harps.  Becoming a bending master like Howard Levy seems too
optimistic for my current intermediate skill set and the amount of spare
time in my life, which seems to leave special tunings maybe?  Or just
forgetting it till I get the health issues whipped?  Anyone have any
suggestions of something I'm missing?



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