Posted by Dave G on January 07, 2003 at 11:30:40:
In Reply to: [Q]: Sonny Terry - Harp position posted by Mike H on January 07, 2003 at 10:59:44:
Absolutely not. Numbers facing up, low notes to the left like a piano. Sonny of course was blind and didn't need to see the numbers. Paul Butterfield also held the harmonica upside down. You will notice that players that hold the harmonica upside down will hold the harmonica in their right hand instead of left so that the low notes get the biggest part of the cup. Again, no advantage. It is especially confusing for people starting out.
: I was watching a DVD of Sonny Terry last night.
: He seems to hold his harp backwards. (Low notes to the
: right). Is there any advantage to this?
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