Posted by Patrick J. McKenna on August 03, 2001 at 18:26:51:
In Reply to: Imporvising posted by Belle on July 22, 2001 at 11:02:12:
: I am working on gospel songs to play in church. My
: friend plays the guitar and sings. I can single note
: any of these songs in their entirety, however, I find
: myself playing harmony all over the harp to his guitar.
: He says it sounds great! My question; will doing that
: help my harp playing in the long run? Or should I stick
: to the straight and narrow for now until I become more
: experienced? It is a lot of fun! I have been playing the harp for about five months.
I wish that my initial experience with the harmonica was as encouraging as yours. (But that was @30 years ago and probably before your time.) In my honest opinion, I think that you may be off on a great start.
Learn different styles from different players. As far as the "straight and narrow" is concerned, don't worry about it. Check out the Message Board of this site. There is a lot of great advice from a variety of different players. Have fun!
Wishing you success in your endeavors.
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