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by madden
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: beginner harp for irish/folk
Replies: 20
Views: 11410

Re: beginner harp for irish/folk

Thank you for replying and providing info. Bad news,,, the 6 blow reed is in fact broke, but the good news,,,, the gentleman you referred me to has put me into contact with someone who does have parts and is certified to fix my poor harp. However in the meantime I have purchased a sleydel in the pad...
by madden
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: beginner harp for irish/folk
Replies: 20
Views: 11410

Re: beginner harp for irish/folk

It appears that maybe I have more than a cleaning problem. It actually looks as if my 6 blow reed may be “dead” somehow. I first noticed the note was getting breathy and felt heavy to blow then shortly became mostly silent. After disassembly there was no visible damage or appearance from other reeds...
by madden
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: beginner harp for irish/folk
Replies: 20
Views: 11410

Re: beginner harp for irish/folk

I never imagined I created so much spit! Another question from a new player,,,, how do I control or limit all the spit! If anyone has tips or techniques it would be greatly appreciated. Also, I believe I’m starting to have cleaning problems. What would be the proper cleaning method and frequency of ...
by madden
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: beginner harp for irish/folk
Replies: 20
Views: 11410

Re: beginner harp for irish/folk

10 hole draw seems to be very hard for me to perform well at all, does anybody have a good technique or method to help. Some times I can make an obnoxious squeak and sometimes not much at all. I’m sure my harmonica is fine, I just need to learn how to cooperate with it.

Thank you
by madden
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: beginner harp for irish/folk
Replies: 20
Views: 11410

Re: beginner harp for irish/folk

Brendan Working my way through your “play Irish music” lesson book and I’m sooo glad you wrote this book and I can’t tell you how Happy I am that you did not force your learner into playing “Mary had a little lamb” or “twinkle twinkle little star”! Countless times I have wanted to learn how to play ...
by madden
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: beginner harp for irish/folk
Replies: 20
Views: 11410

Re: beginner harp for irish/folk

My new harmonica is wonderful! Thank you Brendan Power and when I can I definitely plan to purchase the same in more keys. I do have a beginner question I hope that I can get an answer to. I’m using the “play Irish music on blues harp” book, and coming up soon is Crowley’s reel on d harp. I currentl...
by madden
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: beginner harp for irish/folk
Replies: 20
Views: 11410

Re: beginner harp for irish/folk

My harmonica has arrived I couldn’t wait any longer so as soon as I heard the package made it to the local post office I ran up to get it. They hadn’t even sorted yet, said it was still on pallet but they went and dug it out for me! Haha although I am a little worried when I move the harmonica aroun...
by madden
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: beginner harp for irish/folk
Replies: 20
Views: 11410

Re: beginner harp for irish/folk

My lucky 13 is finally in the US I keep watching videos and can’t wait much longer :P
by madden
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: beginner harp for irish/folk
Replies: 20
Views: 11410

Re: beginner harp for irish/folk

Ive ordered the lucky 13! I’m excited to get started! Brendan please make it come fast!!! :D and thanks for the suggestions
by madden
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: beginner harp for irish/folk
Replies: 20
Views: 11410

beginner harp for irish/folk

I'm wishing to learn to play irish/folk and ive never so much as picked up a harmonica in all my 40 something years. So there's your work cut out for you! Hoping for advice on what piece to start with that will not break the bank just yet. I've looked to on the website but it looks like all the like...