Posted by Jimi on March 03, 2002 at 19:07:31:
In Reply to: I DON'T USE TABS posted by Jay on March 03, 2002 at 19:01:27:
: Started playing the harp last Sept. I got the full set
: of 10 hole harps along the some larger octive and trempo
: harps. My question to you harp players that have been
: playing for some years is i never needed to use tabs. I
: listen and play to all type of music. I can't hit all
: the notes but play melody with 1st position and cross harp
: 2nd position. I just put a CD on or the radio in my car
: and play along. I tryed tabs a few times at first for the
: campfire songs and found that i play along with the song
: when its playing a lot easier, and faster the learn solo
: by repeat playing the song. I see alot about tabs and
: wonder if i hurting myself not trying to learn from tabs?
: I seem to have a good hear for key as 75% of the time i
: can hear a song pick out the harp key either in 1st or
: cross harp. Anybody else learned to play without tabs?
Use a combo of both. The tabs help with the phrasing of more difficult passages. "ear-copy" is better as you train your ear and learn the song. Also taping yourself,or just playing without and accompliment. It is a journey.
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