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by madden
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Irish music book cover??
Replies: 5
Views: 4315

Re: Irish music book cover??

Okay I thought I would give a report on our Christmas song! My first time playing in front of anybody! I think I reported earlier that the song was to be “Christmas in Killarney”. We started off together okay, with my uncle on guitar and me on harmonica. Then my aunt began to clap!!!! Oh noooo that ...
by madden
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Irish music book cover??
Replies: 5
Views: 4315

Re: Irish music book cover??

I’ve been working out of it for several months now, but I always thought of it as my book of drills such as exercises. In my mind that’s the message I assumed u we’re sending.
by madden
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Irish music book cover??
Replies: 5
Views: 4315

Irish music book cover??

Brendan Today my uncle came over to practice as we will be playing our Christmas song together (first time ever!) and as I was showing him your book and singing your praises of course he noticed the drill bits coming out of the harmonica. I of course had no answer for him, so we’re curious now why a...
by madden
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: beginner harp for irish/folk
Replies: 20
Views: 13532

Re: beginner harp for irish/folk

I have nothing but good things to say about my lucky! I was upset when the reed stopped but it will be up and going again soon I hope. The sleydel session steel I’m using now is also very nice I think, just a big difference in feel since I started with the long 13 hole harp.
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: 13532

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: 13532

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: 13532

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: 13532

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: 13532

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: 13532

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...