[Harp-L] Draw bend 5
Fri Feb 2 10:09:25 EST 2018
Three triple bend is not musically relevant?
Just for starters in basic blues it is the flat fifth in third position and
the dlat third of the four chord in first position.
Michaelrubinharmonica at xxxxx
On Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 9:40 AM Robert Hale <robert at xxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 1, 2018 at 2:41 PM, The Iceman <icemanle at xxxxx> wrote:
> > Robert,
> > If you are teaching blues harmonica, IMO it is a mistake to not play it
> > nor teach it. You are missing the point - it's more than just inhale
> > bending 5 down to its natural floor.
> > It's the whole range of pitch change that occurs between these two fixed
> > points.
> with larger intervals, I agree. Draw 5 bend is a quarter tone. Not much
> "range" there.
> > Listen to how singers approach their target pitch from just below it.
> > Listen to how singers will sustain their target pitch and then "color" it
> > by slightly dipping below and returning.
> Now THAT's an idea I can endorse! Thank you.
> > In harmonica sound, if your target note is that 5 hole inhale, why not
> > approach it from slightly below, sustaining the tension for just a little
> > bit before allowing the pitch to slowly raise itself to the ceiling?
> Yep, I like that. Thank you, Iceman.
> Robert Hale
> Serious Honkage in Arizona
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