[Harp-L] Draw bend 5

Robert Hale robert@xxxxx
Wed Jan 31 14:19:00 EST 2018

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

Robert Hale
Serious Honkage in Arizona

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