Posted by Rich on November 11, 2001 at 17:59:32:
In Reply to: Like to play melody posted by jay on November 07, 2001 at 20:16:48:
Bluzharper gave me the same advice to the same question about 6 mopnths ago. I find it difficult to play second position. I am actually very good with melodies playing straight harp. I learn a new little thing each day but am extremely happy knowing I am a good straight harp player. I've been playing the harp for 30 years and have really picked up my playing in the last 1 1/2 years when I expanded my collection from a C and G harp to a complete set of A thru G harps plus Bb and Eb. I can play along with just about any song I hear with these harps.. I am recommitted to my harps.. Thanks Bluzharper.
: I started playing harp 2 1/2 months ago. Needed to have
: deep breathing exericises for health and decided on the
: harp. I read most of the website and followed advice of
: C harp. Also why you must play 2nd position for blues.
: My problem is i like to play along with melody of C&W and
: folks music. I have bought all the major keys with L.O.'s,
: special 20's, and golden melody's. I think i have done
: well learning the breathing, and tongue blocking, along
: with some bending,(except for 2 draw on some harps). Am
: i hurting myself my playing mostly striaght harp in the
: key of the song? I have played some songs starting with
: a draw on 4 & 5 and mostly all draws, but this is to play
: melody. I was the same of the keyboard with only wanting
: melody. Do i have to change my way of playing as 2 position
: see hard to hit all the notes.
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