[Harp-L] Draw bend 5

The Iceman icemanle@xxxxx
Fri Feb 2 10:25:24 EST 2018

Documentation, sure, but musically relevant, no.

I'm sorry, but as a harmonica teacher myself, I would never recommend you as a teacher since you have this type of mind set.

-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Hale <robert at xxxxx>
To: BenBouman2017 <ben at xxxxx>
Cc: Clayton Lehmann <harp-l at xxxxx>
Sent: Fri, Feb 2, 2018 9:39 am
Subject: Re: [Harp-L] Draw bend 5

Although historically significant players used it, and because it's there
on the harp, are not good enough reasons for me to draw bend 5.
The third semitone down from Draw 3 is there on the harp, too.
Documentation, sure, but musically relevant, no.

(I love you guys!)

Robert Hale
Serious Honkage in Arizona

On Thu, Feb 1, 2018 at 7:25 AM, BenBouman2017 <ben at xxxxx>

> Here is an example how I use the 5 draw bend.
> It is in blues songs a very nice ( important) “blue note”… that’s what I
> use it for!
> https://soundcloud.com/ben-bouman/5down
> Ben Bouman
> Op 31 jan. 2018, om 20:19 heeft Robert Hale <robert at xxxxx> het
> volgende geschreven:
> Why do some instructional materials, and some players insist on draw bend
> 5?
> It can only bend a 1/4 tone down, that's half-way between two adjacent
> guitar frets, and half-way between a black and the next white key on piano.
> It's not a pitch incorporated into western music except for rare vocal
> treatments. It's not in the scale, not in the key.
> 1/4 tones ARE of prime importance in East Indian music, and music of Asia.
> At most it's an "effect" and most often sounds like a bend attempt that did
> not succeed.
> I don't play it. I don't teach it.
> You are welcome to link me to sound samples that you think are good musical
> examples.
> Robert Hale
> Serious Honkage in Arizona
> youtube.com/DUKEofWAIL
> DUKEofWAIL.com
> Kindest regards, met vriendelijke groeten,
> Ben Bouman
> www.benboumanharmonicas.com
> www.harmonicainstituut.nl
> www.marbletones.com
> www.marble-amps.com

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