LAST EDITED ON Jan-04-06 AT 02:38 AM (PST)
Q- "Dave, I think what I was wanting to have posted for more sound files is basic notes."
A- I'll try to post something up here in the next day or two. In the meantime, listen to the "Major Scale" sound file for holes 4-7:
Q- "Can't quite reproduce the "crying" or "wailing" sound."
A- If you mean bending, that is not unsual. If you send me a 30 second MP3 file of what you are doing, I will comment on it. Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Q- "I've been using the Hohner Blues Harp MS, should I get the Lee Oskar instead to learn on?"
A- The advantage of the Lee Oskars is that you have a better chance of getting a good one than virtually anything else. I cannot guarantee that the Lee Oskar would be better than what you have. You may be better off trying a Lee Oskar in the key of "A" or "D" (or both). Sometimes people do better with a different key in the beginning, especially for learning to bend. Ultimately, you need to be able to play and own many keys if you want to play with others and recorded music.
Q- "Love to hear more beginner songs as well. Many times I don't get the timing right and being able to hear it would help tremendously."
A- Give me a short list of your favorites and I will see what I can do. I plan to add more audio examples to the site in the coming months, so I can start with a few of your requests. Some material I will never add audio for because of copyright laws. In the meantime, I recommend you stick to the songs you already know the melody an timing for. Learn just a few songs well vs. trying to play lots of songs.
Q- "Sorry if that isn't specific enough. Hope I am providing enough info for you."
A- Always be as specific as you can. It's difficult enough to teach this instrument in person, let alone through a computer keyboard.