Re: playing the blues!!

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Posted by Bill on March 05, 2001 at 00:35:57:

In Reply to: playing the blues!! posted by tom bylund on March 03, 2001 at 12:53:59:

: Hello...
: I have just started to learn how to play the Harmonica, and have been using the Hohner Chrometta 8 in C harmonica which maybe is not the best one to start out on, because I have absolutely no clue how to make the thing work!! I also can now play basic harmonica songs like O' Susanna, and Mary had a little lamb... I really however want to learn to play the Blues!! Is there much difference in the way air is moved through the instrument between what I have been playing, and the Blues?? someone please clue me in!
: Thanks,
: T. Bylund

Yes and no. The blues sound your after is probably from a diatonic harmonica. (Basic 10 hole, no push button). Get a Hohner Special 20, key of D, or a Lee Oskar. Marine bands leak too much. Concentrate on draw notes on the first 5 holes. Read up on the exercises @ Harmonica!, which is my little contribution the the www has some lessons too.

Keep a harpin' - Bill

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