[Harp-L] Bill Barrett

Gary Lehmann gnarlyheman@xxxxx
Mon Jan 6 02:50:40 EST 2020

Bebop tuning makes a lot of sense, Bb is the first flat—and who needs three C notes all in the same place?
It’s an easy retune too.
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> On Jan 5, 2020, at 11:36 PM, Rick Dempster <rickdempster33 at xxxxx> wrote:
> 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.
> RD
>> 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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