[Harp-L] Bill Barrett

Gary Lehmann gnarlyheman@xxxxx
Sun Jan 5 22:08:22 EST 2020

I have done some work for him—he tunes blow 4 and 8 to Bb, and slide 4 and 8 to B—then he tunes hole 12 to B blow, C blow button, C# draw and D draw button.
And I like the tuning, I adopted it years ago and have been promoting the tuning for quite some time (and have made some converts).
But the reason he sounds so good is a result of all the time he has put in studying and practicing the harmonica. The tuning helps, but it’s not the reason.
BTW, I do the same thing except I use a 12 hole in G and retune to Orchestra. Hole 12 for me is E blow, F blow button, F# draw, and G draw button. But I don’t play that hole much!

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> On Jan 5, 2020, at 6:31 PM, Michael Rubin <michaelrubinharmonica at xxxxx> wrote:
> He likes Bebop tuned chromes.  He may use double bebop tuning sometimes.
>> On Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 8:22 PM Rick Dempster <rickdempster33 at xxxxx>
>> wrote:
>> I've only just become aware of Bill Barrett, and I like what I hear.
>> Does anyone have any idea what he is playing here in this Hohner promo? He
>> plays at 2.10 and 6.50.
>> Unless I'm completely tone deaf, that's no standard C chrom. I cannot work
>> out how he is getting those double-stopp harmonies. I
>> Is it a standard-tuned chrom? and if so, what key and position is he in.
>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lm_e2BZMbJM&t=413s

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