[Harp-L] Harp-L Digest, Vol 182, Issue 20 Why don't harp players learn all the notes and music?

Richard Hammersley rhhammersley@xxxxx
Mon Oct 29 11:17:16 EDT 2018

I do not think most people who play the guitar learn by obtaining all the notes and learning music either. Most semi-pro or better musicians eventually learn all the notes and the rest of music, but there are millions of us amateurs who do not necessarily. When I started the harmonica I chose it because I was not at all musical and it is relatively challenging to sound utterly hideous on harmonica when starting out (at least playing solo). 


> On 29 Oct 2018, at 12:52, harp-l-request at xxxxx wrote:
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> Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2018 07:50:01 -0400
> From: The Iceman <icemanle at xxxxx <mailto:icemanle at xxxxx>>
> To: laurent.vigouroux at xxxxx <mailto:laurent.vigouroux at xxxxx>, harp-l at xxxxx <mailto:harp-l at xxxxx>
> Subject: Re: [Harp-L] All this Positions and Modes stuff
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> Why don't most players learn the harmonica as any other instrument, by learning to obtain all the notes and learning music? 
> Well Laurent, that is the $100,000 question! You'll have to ask most players for your answer, I guess.

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