Mon May 6 04:46:53 EDT 2019
I thought that it would be fun for our band to play “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”. However the ADADA 16th-note riffs were a problem because none of our elder musicians could play them fast enough. I tried tongue-switching on a chromatic but could not do it cleanly at tempo.
See/hear: https://youtu.be/pLgJ7pk0X-s <https://youtu.be/pLgJ7pk0X-s> https://youtu.be/AFa1-kciCb4 <https://youtu.be/AFa1-kciCb4>
So, I retuned the three blow C# reeds of an A diatonic up to D. Now the A-D pairs lie on adjacent blow reeds in 3 octaves.
I also glued the draw reeds in the same chambers shut to absolutely eliminate leakage. Now I can easily warble the ADADA quickly and cleanly at tempo. With reverb it sounds ethereal. Then the steel guitar plays the "wah wah wah" response.
I didn’t tell anyone in the band that the harp can only play A and D.
In the unlikely event that anyone wishes to use this trick on this song, I can email the sheet music.
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