[Harp-L] Bill Barrett

Rick Dempster rickdempster33@xxxxx
Mon Jan 6 02:35:58 EST 2020

Thanks very much for all that, Gary. I have heard Bill play standard tuned
chrom, and diatonic.
I can see he is a highly skilled and imaginative musician.
But I think I know my way around the solo tuned chrom (just enough) to
assume he's in a different tuning
I'll have to think about all that!
Thanks, Michael Rubin for your reply, too.

On Mon, 6 Jan 2020 at 14:08, Gary Lehmann <gnarlyheman at xxxxx> wrote:

> 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!
> Sent from my iPad
> > 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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