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Offline 430nmtune

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Re: Harmonica Thread
« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2008, 12:40:47 PM »
Ma swerte ka na at marami nang sources sa internet ngayon. Bumili ka ng libro na may cd online. Makinig ng blues cds featuring harp players. Tapos join jams. 

Tagal ko na may harmonica, and still trying to learn, but until now I think I'm still in the early stage of learning.  How did you get pass such stage? I know it requires practice and perseverance.  My question I guess is geared towards your practice habits, song choices to begin with, video lessons you took/plan to take, teacher if you have any, etc.  Please share, appreciate the help.

Keep on blowing? :-D

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« Reply #26 on: September 21, 2008, 12:42:02 PM »
Galing pa sa lolo mo? Malamang tremolo harmonica yan key of C. Maganda pang folk playing.
ako me harmonica dito sa bahay kaso tinigil ko na nauubusan ako ng hangin sa utak mahihimatay ako sa harmonica ee... sa lolo ko pa galing yun antique na nga yun pero ok parin yung sounds hmm saan na ba yun???

BTW: di ako marunong mag harmonica tinry ko lang yun kasi me nangaroling dito samin dati na matanda galing mag harmonica :-D

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« Reply #27 on: September 22, 2008, 12:24:50 PM »
Galing pa sa lolo mo? Malamang tremolo harmonica yan key of C. Maganda pang folk playing.

tama po key of C sya kingstone o kingstown ata brand nun basta mukhang di chipipay haha kelan lang nakita ko yung box nun hanapin ko ngayun...yung harmonica mismo ninakaw na ata di ko na makita :lol: di kasi pinapansin dito

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« Reply #28 on: September 22, 2008, 04:11:36 PM »
Kalimutan mo na lang yun...mabuti na at pwede ka bumili ng bago. Kung Blues, rock o pop ang gusto mo itugtog. Bili ka na ng 10 hole harmonica. key of c.
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« Reply #29 on: September 23, 2008, 11:29:58 AM »
ganun kano na ba harmonica ngayon???

saka ser natural lang ba na sa pag plaplay mo ng harmonica inaantok ka parang nauubusan ka ng hangin sa utak nakaka antok e???


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« Reply #30 on: September 23, 2008, 12:11:16 PM »
China made harps are around 70-200 pesos.
Hohner harps may be around 700-1000 pesos.

Kung nahihilo ka baka puro blow(exhale) notes ang gina gamit mo. Usually sa blues playing naman majority draw notes(inhale).

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« Reply #31 on: September 25, 2008, 11:26:39 AM »
Hi fellow harp players,

I got a problem with my harp: 5th-hole draw reed doesn't work (ie. no sound). Any suggestions on how to make this work before I "operate" my harp?

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« Reply #32 on: September 25, 2008, 04:16:38 PM »
Hehehe. Dapat kasi harp makers send extra 5 hole draw reeds. I have 2 harps with flat 5 hole draws. Sinubukan kong i-tune by filing the tip and checking with a chromatic tuner. One worked but the other one needs a replacement. Yung isa may crack ata sa base.
Gamitin mo pa rin ito para ma hasa ang ang 2 hole draw bend mo.


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« Reply #33 on: September 25, 2008, 06:11:40 PM »
Hehehe. Dapat kasi harp makers send extra 5 hole draw reeds. I have 2 harps with flat 5 hole draws. Sinubukan kong i-tune by filing the tip and checking with a chromatic tuner. One worked but the other one needs a replacement. Yung isa may crack ata sa base.
Gamitin mo pa rin ito para ma hasa ang ang 2 hole draw bend mo.



Hahaha! or atleast may nagbebenta ng reeds dito sa PH!

The plan is to open the harp, look what the reed looks like and try to pretend I know something about fixing the reed.  :-D  Seriously, sana may nastuck lang na dumi. Kasi biglaan yung pagkamatay ng 5th ko eh. One day I was playing it, the next day it was dead!

Hehehe! Yup no plans on throwing this harp away bro! Bad news is, I need this harp on sat.   :cry:

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« Reply #34 on: September 25, 2008, 07:29:46 PM »
Goodluck...Meron ka pa naman 9-draw ; tsaka 2-draw (whole) bend.
Ganyan din ang harp na pina-practsan ko ngayon. patay ang 5draw.

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« Reply #35 on: September 25, 2008, 08:33:00 PM »
Goodluck...Meron ka pa naman 9-draw ; tsaka 2-draw (whole) bend.
Ganyan din ang harp na pina-practsan ko ngayon. patay ang 5draw.

Kaso, iba kasi yung warmth ng 5-draw!  :-( Anyway, operation is tonight. Will let you know by the morrow!  :wink:

Cheers mate!

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« Reply #36 on: September 26, 2008, 02:37:39 PM »
Tanong lang po, nagpphilmusic ho ba si Sir Ronnie? Napanood ko na sya magjarmonica, sobrang lupit nya.. ahehehehhe

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« Reply #37 on: September 26, 2008, 05:39:23 PM »
There is a thread about 'Ron's Harp workshop somewhere.
I hope he conducts it again para dumami ang harp players.
We are all waiting for Deltaslim's speedy recovery. He and Ron set up the workshop before.

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Re: Harmonica Thread
« Reply #38 on: September 29, 2008, 08:01:42 AM »
I broke my A-harp!   :|

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« Reply #39 on: September 29, 2008, 11:10:30 AM »
I broke my A-harp!   :|

Tindi siguro ng jamming nyo. hehehe. On the positive side meron ka nang harp na pang spare parts.


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« Reply #40 on: September 29, 2008, 11:39:39 AM »
Tindi siguro ng jamming nyo. hehehe. On the positive side meron ka nang harp na pang spare parts.



Nope. I was trying to fix that harp - that was the harp i was talking about in my previous posts. I pushed the reed too hard and alas! it broke! How I wish may nagbebenta ng reed ng hohner dito sa PH. Kaso, harp nga wala eh...  :cry:

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« Reply #41 on: September 29, 2008, 02:05:05 PM »
Sa tingin ko talagang me bali na yun. Madaling mag fatigue ang 5-hole draw. Siguro mas madalas magamit. Tatlo na ang harp ko na patay ang 5 draw.
 
Mag open harp surgery din ako sa weekend. subukan ko ilipat ang  reeds galing sa ibang sira na harp.


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Re: Harmonica Thread
« Reply #42 on: October 01, 2008, 07:23:00 AM »
just saw this thread. jazz and blues cafe ang ksi ako llagi check. glad to see that philmusic harp nuts have finally found a new home. hehehe.  :-D

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« Reply #43 on: October 01, 2008, 10:28:21 AM »
sana matuto ko nito..may nagtuturo b na affordable lng..blues harmonica sana. tama b na key of c ang gamitin ok lng b na suzuki tatak..thanks
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« Reply #44 on: October 02, 2008, 07:36:20 AM »
sana matuto ko nito..may nagtuturo b na affordable lng..blues harmonica sana. tama b na key of c ang gamitin ok lng b na suzuki tatak..thanks

Hi, I think merong nagcoconduct ng harp lessons na taga Philmusic din, I suggest you start focusing on playing cross-harp. Anyway, C would be a good harp to start with -  you'd be jamming with a G-rooted song. And if you're getting a suzuki, get a Blues Master, never a Folk Master.

Yey! dumadami na ang harp players sa Pinas!  :-)

ps. bakit nga ba walang pangtest ng harp sa mga music stores dito sa PH?  :?

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« Reply #45 on: October 16, 2008, 05:59:53 PM »
I have used a couple of Folkmasters. Ok naman sya out of the box, considering the price. Madali nga i-bend. I have a set of five na reserba C,G,D,A,Bb. Suzuki nga ito pero gawa na sa China.

Na subukan kong i test ang harmonica (talagang gamit) isang beses mukha bago yung sales person. Pero binili ko naman.

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« Reply #46 on: November 03, 2008, 04:05:30 PM »
I bought a diatonic (?) na A ... and I thought it's easy to learn... grrrrr
masakit na panga ko d ko pa rin ma ayus ung bend... simpleng 3 note blues 12 bar pa lang to hay.... mas mahirap to kesa mgagitara heheheh

Gusto kong mag-ala bob dylan e pano ba yan :(
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« Reply #47 on: November 10, 2008, 04:51:26 PM »
Kung Ala- Bob Dylan... Kailangan mo ng Harp holder. TOmbo o kya Suzuki brands reasonable. Around 500 pesos. 
Kung nahirapan ka mag bend. straight harp playing na lang muna. Para masanay ka na me guitar at harp sabay kanta. Just play Key A songs muna. Pag Kay mo na mag bend... Saka ka na tumira ng Key E sa cross harp position. 

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« Reply #48 on: November 15, 2008, 12:54:10 AM »
Ang hirap! sumasakit jaws ko hahaha... just like learning the guitar chords before, had to wound myself on the strings grrr...
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« Reply #49 on: November 17, 2008, 08:02:44 AM »
Ang hirap! sumasakit jaws ko hahaha... just like learning the guitar chords before, had to wound myself on the strings grrr...

That's the only way to learn harp. No pain no gain man!   :wink:

Anyway, if it's of any help, you might want to check out Adam Gussow's online harp lessons in youtube - helped me a lot. Cheers!