[Harp-L] Modes, Positions or whatever

Dennis Michael Montgomery gaulay2@xxxxx
Tue Oct 30 13:05:19 EDT 2018

I can't say the same thing it's made my head  dizzy. And it didn't help when someone mentioned Cole Trane. I heard one of his records years ago and is one of my worst listening experiences ever.  He totally lost and annoyed me at the same.
Theory has its place and is needed. however music is not about theory, music is about feelings weather it be love, anger, happiness, sadness, loneliness, or just laziness.
For the record, I believe the diatonic harmonica has a place in all genres of music including jazz.
    On Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 5:50:44 AM MST, Chris Hofstader <cdh at xxxxx> wrote:  
 I don’t post here often as I do not consider myself to be a musician but, rather, just a hobbyist. For me, positions are good enough as I play almost exclusively to entertain myself and am happy when I play well enough to not scare the dog away. Recently, though, I’ve been learning to play slide guitar and while some of the things I’ve learned playing harmonica without knowing much theory is applicable, this discussion about modes and theory has helped answer a lot of questions I’ve had.

I just wanted to thank everyone who’s participated in this lively discussion as, if nothing else, I’ve found it really interesting and have learned quite a lot.


> On Oct 29, 2018, at 2:59 PM, Aongus Mac Cana <amaccana at xxxxx> wrote:
> You guys don't know your luck.
> Participation (or even just lurking) in this forum is like rookie racing
> drivers getting tips from Stirling Moss , Juan Manuel Fangio and/or Jackie
> Stewart.
> Beannachtai
> Aongus Mac Cana

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