[Harp-L] Positions Modes and the Harp_L List.

Michael Rubin michaelrubinharmonica@xxxxx
Sat Oct 27 13:05:19 EDT 2018

We have had this argument before. You think you do not use positions but it
is unavoidable unless playing music without a tonal center. You are like a
fish who says he doesn’t use water.

For brevity, I agree to disagree.

On Sat, Oct 27, 2018 at 11:38 AM <dh at xxxxx> wrote:

> Sorry Michael I don’t use positions when I play and I'm glad I don't
> They are a lock on the way to play and envision the instrument
> Aongus : Most of the great musicians everybody admire have relative pitch
> (a pretty good one I would say)
> As soon as you start working on your ears whatever you do that make you
> improve is good. So I wouldn’t focus too much on relative or perfect pitch
> Just learn to identify what you hear (for instance a harmonica player
> using positions 😃) and sing what you hear and play (start simple)
> David Herzhaft
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Harp-L <harp-l-bounces at xxxxx> On Behalf Of Aongus Mac Cana
> Sent: Saturday, October 27, 2018 10:09 AM
> To: Harp-L List <harp-l at xxxxx>
> Subject: [Harp-L] Positions Modes and the Harp_L List.
> Michael Rubin's generous response to my dumb enquiry on the above topic
> and the response of others reaffirms to me what is terrific resource this
> forum is.
> Dare I raise the topics of Perfect and Relative Pitch?
> David Lucas Burge claims that these skills can be learned.
> I invested in his CD course and think that he might be right. If I could
> be a bit more persistent I would know for sure.
> Has anyone else established that Perfect Pitch is not just a God given
> gift only bestowed on the privileged few?
> Beannachtai
> Aongus Mac Cana

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