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Darrell HJun 27, 2011 3:52 PM GMT
I think I have an idea as to how I can get back into playing. I'm going to sell off my Deuce and a Quarter harps(got two, don't ask why) and my Suzuki HarpMaster and pick up Lee Oskar harps in A,C and Harmonic Am(to play European and Yiddish stuff) and maybe getting new harps will get me inspired to play again. Especially getting the Harmonic Minor Am harp. Should sound pretty cool. Between those 3 harps I'll have enough variation to play stuff that I like while not having so many harps as to be bogged down with em'.
So, does that sound like a plan or what?
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I was even thinking about a Hohner Educator 10 Chromatic. That might spice thing up and make playing interesting again.
yes, the harmonic a minor would help there... maybe find some new music to play with? try hazmat modine
Why not just try some new tunings with your existing harps like spiral,powerbender etc
getting new harps that sound different or are tuned different is always a motivator to me. high G was my first way back in the 70's. in the 80's i jammed with a gal who played in keys where i had to have sharp and flat keys. i've found that a low F is a geat harp in 3rd position. and different model harps in thesame key provide different sounds, ie a sp20 and a manji are very distinctly different.
i got a low C- baritono- hering chromatic a few years ago and it's used often, as is the recently acquired suzuki scx-48 chromatic in G.
i also remember when i discovered- i use the termloosely- the high end stuff jimmy reed did in 1st position, then i got really fired up when i began "getting" the whole 3rd position thing. blues, country, jazz, funk, and a lot of other genres and styles ofmusic lend themselves to different positions ofplaying. i have a lot yet to discover.
definitely expend your hrizons Darrell but- i'd keep a hold on every harp i have. never know when a new discovery will make that one harp vlaid in a new way!