Introduce yourself

Anything apart from the two mainstream default harmonicas (Solo-tuned fully-valved chromatic, and un-valved Richter 10-hole diatonic). Alternate tunings, different construction, new functionality, interesting old designs, wishful-thinking... whatever!
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Re: Introduce yourself

Post by triona » Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:58 pm

Welcome here.
Nice recording.

dear greetings
Aw, Thou beloved, do hearken to the Banshee's lonely croon!
sinn féin - ça ira !
Cad é sin do'n té sin nach mbaineann sin dó ... 9ktgzTR2qg

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Re: Introduce yourself

Post by CrawfordEs » Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:40 am

Welcome aboard Jazmaan.
It was some of your you tube videos and postings that helped get me going on altered tunings.
Do you still play fourkey?
I still have one somewhere, but since my switch harp, I’m hooked.

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Re: Introduce yourself

Post by Brendan » Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:19 am

Welcome Jazmaan, good to have you here! A harmonica friend of many years, always interested in new ideas and with plenty of your own!

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Re: Introduce yourself

Post by notable » Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:31 am

hi, just got first harmonica, 12 hole chromatic 'c' by irin. live in Oz.
trying it out with one side windsavers blocked shut, sounds nice, less reverb.

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Re: Introduce yourself

Post by CrawfordEs » Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:48 pm

Welcome aboard.
It sounds like maybe you had leakage between the slide in and slide out chambers.
Sealing a row of windsavers May have fixed the issue, but you have sacrificed a lot of reeds to get there. The problem was probably in the way the mouthpiece/slider was assembled.

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Re: Introduce yourself

Post by jeingham » Mon May 18, 2020 12:55 am

John Ingham here, owner Masterharp USA. Just finding this site, looking forward learning and keeping up with the genius mind of Brendan Power.
John Ingham - Masterharp

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Re: Introduce yourself

Post by zack22 » Sun May 24, 2020 1:43 pm

hi. I am Zack and hope will learn new and good stuff.

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Inquiry by way of an intro

Post by MistahChestah » Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:26 pm

Forgive in advance the long winded post but this is what happens when you’ve been cooped up for going on 5 months now.

Brendan. I regret missing your folk chromatic Masterclass this past weekend as that would have really appealed to me. I admire your work greatly and all that you have done to advance the instrument. Maximum respect.

I have primarily been a diatonic player who probably started out like every harp hack does immersed in the blues and folk but became more focused on tone and articulation as my so-called style evolved. I have really gravitated very much toward roots and world music of the Americas and African Roots. To navel-gaze and try to analyze my own approach I would say it revolves around melodic support, rhythmic comping, chording, playing parts/riffing, I’m probably good for short bursts of improv. Also, finding the interesting holes in music to fill and add color. I’m totally on board with alternate tunings and love them. I get into position playing but outside of 1st, 2nd and 3rd , if I wind up playing in other positions it’s probably by accident. I own a few Power Benders, Power Draws, Diminished, Augmented, Circular, Natural Minor, Country Tuned and on and on. Quite a collection nonetheless.

• So here is what I am trying to sort out and where I welcome the input: I am wanting to construct my travel kit of harps that would allow me to sit in anywhere and be able to hang in varied settings.

• Having one of those folding canvas harp cases that can hold 14 diatonic harps, which 14 in which keys and tunings would you choose/suggest?

• I am very interested in the Power Chromatic and have been eyeballing one on the Seydel website for a while now. The only one that they have for sale on their site is configured in “G”. Is that preferred key? Any other key configuration you would suggest? A number of years ago Hohner had a Slide Blues harp in “C” that they have since discontinued. It looked like a diatonic on steroids with a slide. How similar is that one compared to the tuning of your blues chromatic?

This is also a great opportunity for you to shamelessly plug some of your inventions to a captive audience of one (at least).

Hope these inquiries aren’t too simplistic.

Interested in input from anyone.

Chet Naiman
St. Augustine, Florida

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