[Harp-L] Thank you Richard Hunter

David McCurry david.mccurry@xxxxx
Wed Jul 13 18:35:59 EDT 2016

I want to echo that, Buck. I got this book way back in 1983 and was already
interested in venturing into deeper waters. A great selection of songs as
examples. I still use the scales and arpeggios at the back. The interview
with Toots is also inspirational; to learn that such a master was well into
his 50s before he was comfortable taking a solo in the key of A, and his
quote "... hard to get beyond the 'look ma, no hands' stage with the
chromatic". Priceless. Thank you, Richard.


On Tue, Jul 12, 2016 at 12:19 PM, Buck Worley <boogalloo at xxxxx> wrote:

> List,
> While unpacking boxes I ran across a vintage Jazz Harp book by Richard
> Hunter. I was given this book at Christmas many years ago. I just laughed
> and said "Jazz ... me?" He got a chuckle. the book has a record in it!
> So I sat down and opened it for the first time. Page 20 grabbed my
> attention and I started skipping around checking more contents at a glance.
> I'm pumped about learning some new stuff and I must say that Richard did a
> nice job with the way many aspects of Jazz  is presented.
> I try to practice as often as I can and should do more. I love times like
> this that come along and I get inspired to practice and learn.
> Thank you, Richard, for the inspiration
> Buck
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David S McCurry, EdD

DS McCurry Fine Arts Studio
Jacaranda Educational Development, LLC

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