Posted by David on September 06, 2002 at 11:36:48:
In Reply to: Re: "Guitar ear" vs "Harmonica ear"......& Yardbirds ?.. posted by james on August 01, 2002 at 18:29:57:
: : I've been trying to play along with CDs----sometimes
: : I'll be able to figure things out.....& sometimes I feel totally lost. I've been playing guitar for about 8 months now vs. around 8 weeks for the harp. My ear
: : with guitar seems a lot better than my ear with the harp. I was thinking of figuring out the notes of a tune with the guitar--then playing along with the harp-------does this make sense or am I whacked?????
: : Also----any sites around with Yardbirds tabs.....esp----Smokestack Lightning----I wish you Would------ Thx--Dave
: : Drawing to much on 7-8-9-10 holes will cause nothing or a faint whine away from the natural note .. just relax if this happens .. keep drawing
: it will sound something like a hammer-on effect
: See you have 60 hz (cycles) of wave length 360
: degrees and the notes are on the 180 above or the 180 below other wise you zero out .. it also sounds a lot like when the power has been turned
: back on in some of those Star Trek episodes.
: Other wise just breathe in and put your effort
: when your blowing in these holes to get the little birdie sounds by pitching to the next note
: ..sounds like sliding your finger on a guitar string from one fret to another one and back if you want...
A note played on a guitar and the same note played on a harmonica will sound different due to the inherent tone and timbre of the instruments but,providing that both are in tune, a C is a C and a G is a G, etc. It may take a little getting used to, but shouldnt take long. I can think of no reason you couldn't figure out the notes on a guitar and then play them on a harp except that usually harp and guitar parts are different so your adding an extra step by not working out the harp part on the harp. I f learning the notes on your most familiar instrument helps you, do it. Wh
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