Posted by Bill on March 06, 2001 at 00:03:27:
In Reply to: How can I tell. posted by Chris Salva on March 05, 2001 at 12:24:27:
: Hi guys!
: I have had a Blues Band (MS) for a while. It seems like it is getting harder to hit the high notes. I'm wondering how I can tell when I should replace it? It is probably me and not the harmonica, but it sounds kind of "airy". I have tried breathing diferently (harder, softer, smoother, deeper), but I still hear the strange breathing noise.
: Another thing; I have been playing for a while (4 or 5 months) and I have been having fun, but I am in a rut. I don't know what to play. I really like pop and rock, but I can't play to much of that on the harp. I really miss those missing notes. Can you give me some ideas to keep me having fun , and making music?
: Thank All!
Time to buy a new harp! The Blues Band is OK for start, but has a short life... Try a Special 20 or Lee Oskar. You should find plenty of exercises on this site. I've got some lessons on my site as well: www.geocities.com/mottabona/harmonica.html
The more you play, the more you'll learn, the more you learn, the more you'll hear, the more you hear the more you'll want to play/practice to figure "how'd he do that?". This even applies to "rut" times. Even a rut can be perfected.
Try listening to some new harmonica player (someone you've never heard before).
Keep a harpin'
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