Why the Progress You Make in the Practice Room Seems to Disappear Overnight
from Diana Spencer by Nickolas Charles
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.
Easy overblow harmonica
When I’m eighty four
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.
Koerner, Ray & Glover Blues Rags & Hollers
After his ’60s trio Koerner, Ray & Glover, the harmonica blower went on to become an esteemed music writer and radio host but was still often called on stage by Patti Smith, Beck and others.