Strict Standards: Non-static method phpbb_feed_factory::init() should not be called statically in /home/bigroadblues/bigroadblues.com/forum/feed.php on line 66
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /feed.php on line 171: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /feed.php:66)
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /feed.php on line 172: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /feed.php:66)
Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2009-09-03T10:53:36+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/feed.php?f=13&t=9153 2009-09-03T10:53:36+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9153&p=98374#p98374 <![CDATA[Re: DIfferent Positions?]]>
different positions will give you a whole new sound unlike most garden variety 2nd position wailers. i'm not knocking a particular player or position here, my own experience has been that after years of staying in 2nd, i finally did "get it" re 3rd. this caused me to revisit both 1st and 2nd psoitions along the way in recent years.

howard levy plays every single thing he does on a C diatonic harmonica using draw bends and overblows (i think). check out his work with bela fleck sometime.

with enough study and practice i imagine one could do some very unique stuff in other positions. me? i'm not that motivated past 3rd except in special cases. the first 3 give me enough variety for the moment at least.

3rd position is more versatile to me for not only blues but jazz and country also. i just hears a piece on local blues radio yesterday that flat killed me. it was george "harmonica" smith doing a 3rd position instrumental of "i left my heart in san fransisco". absolutely flawless. amazing.

truth is, i only really began seeing some of the great possibilities when i began getting the hang of 3rd position.

Statistics: Posted by jbone1 — Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:53 am


]]>
2009-08-27T13:50:01+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9153&p=98180#p98180 <![CDATA[Re: DIfferent Positions?]]> good sound on 2nd pos.and know some good licks you can -play 1,2,3,and 4th pos. all you really have to do is
rearrange the licks,than improv. say 3rd pos. play 1chord off 4draw,4 chord off 2 draw and 5 chord off 6 draw...
these are root notes,so look up the root notes in different pos. and play blues as usual...
you would be suprised how easy it is. :

Statistics: Posted by colmanL — Thu Aug 27, 2009 1:50 pm


]]>
2009-01-16T19:34:11+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9153&p=88407#p88407 <![CDATA[Re: DIfferent Positions?]]>
Pastor Harmonica wrote:
Hey Waltertore,
Goodmorning to ya, I like what you said in the reply to my opinion. I was not saying for newbes to go get lessons, Just like you said : you learned from the feet of those who fired you up. Well thats my point, We ( the present generation of harp players (some of us anyway, like yourself) are going to be the ones with newbes at our feet learning from watching and listening to our styles and technics getting fired up at what we do. We learn from each other. And yes I have learned a little from you . And I thank you for that. We seem to get rapped up in our own soulful felling when we play witch is awsome to have and express through our playing. But somewere in our minds we need to keep this wonderful art of plying blues harp alive for generations to come. Nothing is better than having that felling when you play and knowing that somewere someone has learned something from you no matter how small.



Hi Pastor Harmonica: thanks for the reply! I agree with you. I believe by just being truthful with your life and instrument, the right people come around you both for learning and teaching. I am now a special education teacher at the HS level. I always have some young kids coming by when their guidence counselor tells them my backround. That is always fun. So far, none have stuck around long. They are all amped up with the current music stuff. That is fine. Maybe something will trigger something down the road. What is that saying?- when you are ready to learn, a teacher appears- or something like that. Walter

Statistics: Posted by watertore — Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:34 pm


]]>
2009-01-16T17:57:09+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9153&p=88398#p88398 <![CDATA[Re: DIfferent Positions?]]> very accurate bends to complete the scale. If you're playing past 3rd position, I'd avoid using a harp that's tuned to 7 limit just intonation because in certain positions, some notes can be really flat (like 7th position on a C, which is F, and in 7LJI, that's gonna have a root note that's 31 cents flat), and here's where an equal tuned harp will work better.

Statistics: Posted by barbequebob — Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:57 pm


]]>
2009-01-16T14:31:14+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9153&p=88380#p88380 <![CDATA[Re: DIfferent Positions?]]> Goodmorning to ya, I like what you said in the reply to my opinion. I was not saying for newbes to go get lessons, Just like you said : you learned from the feet of those who fired you up. Well thats my point, We ( the present generation of harp players (some of us anyway, like yourself) are going to be the ones with newbes at our feet learning from watching and listening to our styles and technics getting fired up at what we do. We learn from each other. And yes I have learned a little from you . And I thank you for that. We seem to get rapped up in our own soulful felling when we play witch is awsome to have and express through our playing. But somewere in our minds we need to keep this wonderful art of plying blues harp alive for generations to come. Nothing is better than having that felling when you play and knowing that somewere someone has learned something from you no matter how small.

Statistics: Posted by Pastor Harmonica — Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:31 pm


]]>
2009-01-16T06:03:47+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9153&p=88365#p88365 <![CDATA[Re: DIfferent Positions?]]>
object

Anyway--I'd like to eventually be as fluent in 3rd, 4th and 5th as I am in 2nd--I don't want to think much harder than that--but I have heard some pretty amazing stuff in 12th position--but that is more jazz than blues sounds.

Statistics: Posted by OldWailer — Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:03 am


]]>
2009-01-15T22:34:49+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9153&p=88351#p88351 <![CDATA[Re: DIfferent Positions?]]>
ricochet wrote:
I'd think just about anything you do enough can get to be "automatic."



I agree, but to learn those positions will take a lot of upfront thinking. 2nd position really has no right or wrong notes. Walter

Statistics: Posted by watertore — Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:34 pm


]]>
2009-01-15T22:25:15+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9153&p=88350#p88350 <![CDATA[Re: DIfferent Positions?]]>
Pastor Harmonica wrote:
hey walter what's wrong with thinking a little. If our musical cofounders didn't think of different styles and methods where would we be now. I think we all should try different ways to play. If it works thats a plus for all in the future. If doesn't nothing lost but a little hot air and time. Lets face it we are the teachers for the next generation of harp players we must keep it going or it will die off generation after generation. SOOOOOOOO- HARP ON DUDES


Many people have stated I have found my own sound on the harp, and it came without thinking. For me, letting things emerge naturally is my style. I have yet to take a lesson, read a book, watch a video, attend a seminar, learn a scale, or sit down with the intention of learning a particular thing. I just get on instruments an hammer away like a litle kid. I learned at the feet of the guys that fired me up. They offered no lessons. You either fit with them or not. There are many ways to learn, and this is mine. I have no opinion on what way to learn. If you are a thinker, think. A lot of roots music has evolved through just playing what you know and letting your soul out unfiltered. Most pplayers never do this for very long/or at all when they perform. They have set lists, solos, etc, that they feel are going to make the most $. True art comes from no mind. Acts without thoughts. Walter

Statistics: Posted by watertore — Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:25 pm


]]>
2009-01-15T19:26:12+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9153&p=88336#p88336 <![CDATA[Re: DIfferent Positions?]]> Statistics: Posted by jeffl — Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:26 pm


]]>
2009-01-15T16:35:23+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9153&p=88323#p88323 <![CDATA[Re: DIfferent Positions?]]> Statistics: Posted by ricochet — Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:35 pm


]]>