1995 December

 · #264 HOHNER SINGLE BASS - ('G' BASS), (1)
 · [Fwd: Re: 5th, 6th, 12th positions], (3)
 · [Fwd: Re: Blues Jams, Prima Donnas, when to step on or ou, (1)
 · [Fwd: Re: Practicing...in the car.], (1)
 · [Fwd: Re: Soaking MB's], (1)
 · [John Santana : Re: Pre***t Cli***n], (1)
 · [none], (2)
 · 1m, (1)
 · 1st harp/car, (1)
 · 5th, 6th, 12th positions, (9)
 · 5th, 6th, and 12th, (1)
 · 7th position (F# on a C), (2)
 · a chromatic that plays like a lee oskar, (8)
 · accolytes of the revered Mr. Levy, (1)
 · acolytes of the revered Mr. Levy, (1)
 · Address, (3)
 · ADMINISTRIVIA - harp-l status, (1)
 · Advice for newbie, (5)
 · Al bodies, (1)
 · All keys, (1)
 · All Keys!!, (1)
 · Aluminum bodies, (1)
 · ARTIST ITINERARY as of 12/11/95, (1)
 · ARTIST ITINERARY as of 12/15/95, (2)
 · ARTIST ITINERARY as of 12-4-95, (1)
 · ARTIST ITINERARY UPDATE as of 12/24/95, (1)
 · ARTIST ITINERARY UPDATE as of 12/30/95, (1)
 · Astatic Crystal Balls, (1)
 · Auto Practice; Key of Bb; Jamming to Radio, (1)
 · B Harp, (2)
 · B. Greene's Gospel Harp, (3)
 · Band out of tune, (3)
 · Band out of tune (long), (1)
 · Band out of tune (short), (1)
 · Barry B. Bean: 'Comb material', (1)
 · Bass Chord harmonica., (2)
 · Battle of the Blues Harps, belated report, (1)
 · Beatles Harmonica, (3)
 · Becoming a singer, (3)
 · becomming a singer, (1)
 · bending, (2)
 · beryllium copper, (1)
 · Billy Branch and the SOBs, (1)
 · Blow bend while tongue-blocking, (1)
 · Blowhard 96, (1)
 · Blues Harp Video, (1)
 · Blues Harp vs. Marine Band, (5)
 · Blues in the SF Bay area, (1)
 · Blues Jam Tunes and the key of B, (2)
 · Blues Jams Tunes, (6)
 · Blues Jams, Prima Donnas, when to step on or out, (1)
 · Blues Jr, (1)
 · Body cracks!, (1)
 · Body materials, (2)
 · Bonfiglio albums, (2)
 · Butterfields WORK SONG (was 'Re: harp orders'), (1)
 · Cars & Keys, (1)
 · Centre reeds, (1)
 · choking definition, (1)
 · Chord nomenclature, (4)
 · Chordomonica, (2)
 · Christmas, (1)
 · Chromatic bits, (2)
 · Chromatic difficulty, (1)
 · chromatic that plays like lee oskar, (1)
 · Chromonica, (2)
 · Cl****n et al, (2)
 · Clean bends, (1)
 · Cleaner draw Bends, (1)
 · cleaning, repair, and tuning, (1)
 · Clinton, Doug, Carolyn and John, (2)
 · Clinton, Doug, Carolyn, and John, (2)
 · Cold Day in Hell, (1)
 · comb and cover materials, (1)
 · Comb material, (4)
 · Confidence, (1)
 · Cover plate stuff, (5)
 · coverplates, (1)
 · cradlesnatching ?, (1)
 · CX-12, (1)
 · dextro - sinistral, (1)
 · Diatonic, (1)
 · dumb question, (1)
 · Enharmonics - Encore, (1)
 · Enharmonics et al, (7)
 · exotic wood combs, (1)
 · Fair Warning, (1)
 · FAQ, (1)
 · FAQ, etc., (1)
 · Farrell's, (1)
 · Feliz Navidad!!!!......, (1)
 · Finally a great Blues Harp Video, (1)
 · Finding keys, (1)
 · First Gigs, (1)
 · FJM, (1)
 · For David Michelsen, (1)
 · Frank Ifield, (1)
 · Frank Ifield Harpist, (1)
 · Gary Primich's Mr. Freeze Album, (1)
 · GM vs SP/MB reeds, (1)
 · Gold Marine Band, (1)
 · Golden Mel reed size, (1)
 · Golden Melody, (1)
 · Great Harp Amp, (1)
 · Greatest Harp Amp, (1)
 · Hammond Article (long) (fwd), (1)
 · Happy Holidays, (1)
 · Happy Holidays!, (1)
 · Happy New Year!, (1)
 · HarmoniBodies, (5)
 · HARMONICA FILM, (1)
 · Harmonica Films, (1)
 · Harmonica Lessons, (1)
 · harmonicats, (1)
 · harp cleaning, (3)
 · Harp Gaskets., (1)
 · Harp Keys/Orch. Keys, (1)
 · harp orders, (1)
 · Harp repairs, (2)
 · Harp repairs -- chromatics, (4)
 · harp-l archives, (1)
 · Harp-L tape, (2)
 · harp-l-digest V1 #217, (1)
 · harp-l-digest V1 #218, (1)
 · harp-l-digest V1 #220, (1)
 · harp-l-digest V1 #221, (1)
 · harp-l-digest V1 #224, (1)
 · harp-l-digest V1 #226, (1)
 · harp-l-digest V1 #228, (1)
 · harp-l-digest V1 #229, (1)
 · harp-l-digest V1 #230, (5)
 · harp-l-digest V1 #232, (1)
 · harp-l-digest V1 #234, (1)
 · harp-l-digest V1 #235, (1)
 · harp-l-digest V1 #236, (1)
 · harp-l-digest V1 #240, (1)
 · harp-l-digest V1 #243, (1)
 · harp-l-digest V1 #244, (1)
 · harp-l-digest V1 #247, (1)
 · harp-l-digest V1 #248, (1)
 · harp-l-digest V1 #250, (1)
 · harp-l-digest V1 #252, (1)
 · harp-l-digest V1 #253, (1)
 · harp-l-digest V1 #254, (1)
 · harp-l-digest V1 #256, (1)
 · Harps & Tunes & Amps, (1)
 · Harps in the photo, (1)
 · Heavy subject, (2)
 · Hebrew Harmonica, (1)
 · Hello and I practice in the car., (1)
 · Help, (2)
 · Help out a beginner! -- U-block, (1)
 · HNY, (1)
 · Hohner Pro Harp, (1)
 · Hohner Proharp, (1)
 · Holiday Greetings, (1)
 · How do I spend Christmas money?, (2)
 · How Material Can Affect Sound, (1)
 · Howard Levy, (1)
 · Howard Levy: live & discography, (1)
 · HUANG'S HUEIRD SLIDE, (1)
 · Humoronica, (1)
 · If I bend with valves, am I resonant?, (1)
 · In with the good air, out with the bad!, (2)
 · Interesting find, (1)
 · Introduction & Book suggestions, (2)
 · Is the Hohner 64Chromonica a 280C?, (5)
 · Itinerary update, (1)
 · Its Who?, (1)
 · James Harman Review, (1)
 · James Harman song keys, (1)
 · Jewish Harp Players, (2)
 · Jewish players?, (1)
 · Josh White please, (1)
 · Kim Wilson, (1)
 · learning aids, (1)
 · left hand of darkness, (1)
 · Left or Right?, (8)
 · lessons, (1)
 · Levy CD's, (1)
 · Love Me Do, &c., (1)
 · lucite, (1)
 · marine band cover plate endholes, (1)
 · Material Hypothesis, (1)
 · materials, (5)
 · meaning of diatonic, (3)
 · Meaning of diatonic?, (1)
 · Melodica piano 27, (2)
 · Men's Journal article, (1)
 · Mic Comparisons, (1)
 · Mic'ing Amps, (1)
 · Mike & the Tornadoes, (1)
 · Mike Stevens, (1)
 · MISC UPDATES, ETC., (1)
 · miscellaneous, (2)
 · More train songs, (4)
 · Mystery Tube Amp, (2)
 · neat toy, (1)
 · Need Tunes, (3)
 · new amp, (3)
 · New Amp :-), (5)
 · New Butterfield, (1)
 · New Years Greetings, (1)
 · Newbie ? 'Wah Sound'?, (3)
 · NEWBIE: Harp cleaning., (1)
 · NEWBIE: books, (4)
 · NEWBIE: Harp cleaning., (2)
 · Newbie: Newbie, (1)
 · NEWBIE: Plastic & wood, (2)
 · NEWBIE: Wood or Plastic, (1)
 · NEWBIE:Harp Selection, (3)
 · NEWBIE:VERY Basic, (3)
 · Newcomers Welcome !, (1)
 · News about David Harp, (3)
 · No harp content, (2)
 · No more politics - ADMINISTRATIVE bitching, (1)
 · Norton Buffalo, (1)
 · NY jam sites, (1)
 · opening reeds, (1)
 · opening reeds and plate thickness, (2)
 · OUCH!, (2)
 · Paul Butterfield, (1)
 · Perennial Christmas Card from CatDaddy, (1)
 · phillytown, (2)
 · Phoenix jam sites, (1)
 · pix to illus technique, (2)
 · Plastic reeds, (1)
 · Play-a-long CD ?, (2)
 · Play-a-long CD?, (1)
 · Play-a-long CDs, (1)
 · playing over singer, (2)
 · 'playing over' singer, (11)
 · 'playing over' singer --> becomming a singer, (5)
 · Playing that wonderful thing, (1)
 · positions again, (1)
 · Practicing . . . in the car, (1)
 · Practicing in the car, (2)
 · Practicing...in the car., (12)
 · Pre***t Cli***n, (2)
 · ProHarp, (6)
 · Promo Photos, (7)
 · Random Thoughts, (1)
 · Re[2]: Newbie ? 'Wah Sound'?, (1)
 · Record Companies, (1)
 · Reed Plates, (1)
 · reed reeds (was wooden reeds), (2)
 · replacing reeds, (2)
 · resonance and bending, (11)
 · Resonance Practice, (1)
 · Resonant Material, (1)
 · retuning, (2)
 · Rhythm Instruments, (1)
 · Rhythm instruments, (7)
 · RrresssoOOonaaaaaanccccce, (4)
 · Sad News, (2)
 · seasonal hell, (1)
 · Season's Greetings, (1)
 · Sender: owner-harp-l, (1)
 · Shame & tooth gnash...Enharmonics, (1)
 · Sheng reeds, (1)
 · Singing, (1)
 · Skeptics Club Meets Here, (1)
 · soak'd harps, (1)
 · Soaking MB's, (3)
 · song i've heard, (5)
 · Songbooks; Handy Case; Pedal Question; Midi-monica, (2)
 · Sorry folks, (1)
 · spot my book please, (1)
 · Still more train songs, (1)
 · Subject: Re: Practicing...in the car., (1)
 · Taj Mahal, (2)
 · Texas Harmonica battle, (2)
 · Thanks..., (1)
 · The first book to buy?, (1)
 · The Great Harp Amp, (1)
 · the key Bb, (3)
 · the key F#, (1)
 · The Slightly Bewildered String Band, (1)
 · The SOBs in San Mateo, CA, (1)
 · To Be Continued..., (1)
 · To Be Continued...(beat oscilation and ring modulation), (2)
 · To: Harp-l , (1)
 · To: Harp~arply.COM, (2)
 · Tombo S-50, (1)
 · TOMMY MORGAN'S ALBUMS, (1)
 · Tongue Blocking, (2)
 · Train of Thanks, (1)
 · Train Set, (3)
 · Train Song, (1)
 · train songs, (3)
 · train songs ..., (1)
 · Train songs revised, (1)
 · Train Songs Words, (1)
 · UK Blues Gigs, (1)
 · Unobtainium comb materials, (2)
 · unsubscribe, (1)
 · valved diatonic, (2)
 · Valved diatonics, (2)
 · Vern's right, (1)
 · Washington, DC Thursday Night, (2)
 · wav'zzzzz (not the female sailors), (2)
 · Weak draw notes on valved diatonics, (1)
 · Web site for Musicians, (1)
 · Wha/Levy/Primich..., (4)
 · What's the difference?, (2)
 · WHATS THE NAME OF THAT SONG, (1)
 · WHAT'S THE NAME OF THAT SONG, (7)
 · When your cup's too tight, (2)
 · Where is James McKenzie?, (1)
 · who, (1)
 · Who played that... part 2, (1)
 · Who plays diatonics?, (2)
 · Who plays harp on...., (1)
 · Who Uses Diatonics?, (2)
 · Who'sit?, (2)
 · Will Blues Harp Survive?, (4)
 · Wood Combs, (2)
 · wooden reeds, (7)


 

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