From: bbbe~ris.com (Barry B. Bean)
Date: Thu, 09 Nov 95 18:34:33 EST
Subject: [Fwd: Re: Stones Tuning]

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On Thu, 9 Nov 1995 18:35:01 -0500 you wrote:

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>;Mike Curtis observes that some players have harps that can play in tune
>;w/ the stones. Several of the studio types interviewed in _Harmonicas,
>;Harps & Heavy Breathers mention carrying harps tuned to 440, 443 and
>;445. This sounds like a good idea, more feasable for chromatic players.

I've learned to take the same approach as trad blues guitarists when
playing with an out of tune band: Just bend it 'til fits. Although
this is a bit daunting the first time you try it, remember that blues
and rock aren't patterned on a pianistic scale, and your harp playing
is essentially another vocal line (or horn part if you think of it
that way).

BBB

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