Custom Harmonicas, Tuning harmonicas – Sugar Cain Hamilton, Andrew Zajac

Forget about temperament! Freestyle tuning with the Tuning Card
Before the 1960s, harmonicas were in much better tune because it seems that making a perfectly-tuned instrument was the primary focus at the factory. (Little did they know the same things they were doing to the instrument to help make the chords play well also helped make it easy to bend notes!)

The Gapping Paradox

Gapping is adjusting the height of the tip of the reed at rest.

The height from the reed plate determines how much breath it will take to get the reed to play.

Belégzés, nyelés:
Akut tünetek és hatások: B elégzés esetén köhögés, torokfájás, fejfájás. B õrre és szembe kerülve vörösség,
fájdalom. Lenyelés esetén hasi fájdalom, hányinger, hányás, hasmenés.
Késleltetett hatások: Légzési elégtelenség.

A rézmérgezés előfordulása


Why I am playing Harmonica?

Why I am playing Harmonica?:

I don’t want to be professional player.
I love the practices or discover a new song.

This is a yoga practice for me:
Harmonica playing is practice.
I am practicing the being in the NOW.

The harmonica is durable.

I am also like the painting.

The playing music, painting picture are good practices to live in the NOW.

Tobacco Road D harmonica 5th position practice

Hobo Blues Band Tobacco Road practice Bb and C harmonica

5th position: +2 -2 -3″ -3′ -3 -4 +5

A comment from reddit:

It’s hard to tell which one works best without having the song going along at the same time. I tried it in with a Low F too. Works great for a low accompaniment. All three harps have something going for them. You could always use a couple different harps for different parts. The C seems to work well up around the 6 hole on the major turn around. The Bb works best for following the melody.

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