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Welcome Nico-Nico!
« on: July 05, 2023, 06:30:23 PM »
Special welcome to our newest member / Contributor, Nico from Chile! :)

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Re: Welcome Nico-Nico!
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2023, 07:10:35 PM »
  Hello Nico,good to have you on SlideMeister.

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Re: Welcome Nico-Nico!
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2023, 09:33:30 PM »
Welcome Nico!  You’ll like it here!
“Just here to harp on chromatics!”

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Re: Welcome Nico-Nico!
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2023, 10:21:51 PM »
Thanks for the warm welcome.  :)

I've been practicing regularly after letting my harps collect dust for over a decade.
Really glad I did it, I've found a myriad of online resources this time and I'm having a blast.

Already I've picked some really good advice from this forum, I couldn't miss my chance to participate as well.




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Re: Welcome Nico-Nico!
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2023, 10:40:22 PM »
 Hi Nico

 What kind of harmonicas and song
 do you play?

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Re: Welcome Nico-Nico!
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2023, 11:22:01 PM »
Hi Nico!
Hope it wasn't complicated getting all hooked up here. ;)
You seem to have made it alright. :)
Welcome to SlideMeister.
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Re: Welcome Nico-Nico!
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2023, 09:39:15 AM »
Welcome to the Forum Nico.Nico.
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Re: Welcome Nico-Nico!
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2023, 12:15:28 PM »
A bit about where I'm coming from could be in order (sorry the long wall of text btw)  ;D

As many diatonic players, I bought a chromatic a few years along the way trying to copy George Harmonica Smith style, but didn't went further. So I honestly didn't do much with the chroms (got a CX-12 and Super 64x) back then.
After playing exclusively blues for a few years on the diatonic I tried to learn other genres, but a mix of life happenings and how much tweaking the diatonic needed in order to play other genres with all of those overbends led me to quit playing altogether around 2009.

Last November I subscribed to Ivonnick Prene's chromatic harmonica school after a newly found joy for Jazz and Klezmer music. A few months following the practice schedule and exercises in the site I felt a bit shocked by the recommended time line: 1-2 years to learn mayor scales in all 12 keys!! Which apparently is something desirable in Jazz.
After diggin' a bit into what was "new" in the harmonica landscape during the last decade I found about alternate tunings and decided to give the diminished tuning a shot. Got a Lucky 13 in Dimi, which felt nice for playing Klezmer specially and after tinkering with an Easttop Forerunner valveless chromatic, which I made into Dimi, I decided calling a pro (Andre Coelho), and ended up with a Super 64x tuned to Dimi with a flat slide (it feels so intuitive playing with a flat slide when both the diatonic and chrom are tuned the same).

I been subscribed to a Jazz website (learnjazzstandards.com) recently and been learning the basics about Jazz improv. The dimi tuning makes it so whenever I got to play a lick into all 12 keys I can actually do it and move on with the next lesson. Still far from freely improvise as I once did playing blues harmonica, but learning music theory and seen a way to improvise in other genres is turning to be a joyful journey so far.

I've seen some really talented people here, so I'm sure I'll learn a lot from you guys.

Regards.




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Re: Welcome Nico-Nico!
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2023, 06:11:19 PM »
Welcome Nico.Nico.  You’re off to a good start here.  You will enjoy being an active member on SlideMeister. 

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Re: Welcome Nico-Nico!
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2023, 07:39:08 PM »
Wow! sounds like you're off to a great start, Nico! :)

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Re: Welcome Nico-Nico!
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2023, 09:40:13 AM »
Welcome to the Forum, Nico NIco. It is a great place for learning!
Have a chromatic day!
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Re: Welcome Nico-Nico!
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2023, 07:39:43 PM »
WELCOME NICO-NICO !          Brian

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Re: Welcome Nico-Nico!
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2023, 10:54:44 PM »
Nico-Nico,
You have a lot of experience and know about the mechanics of chromatic harmonicas as well as music and music theory. Amazing. Just start writing about some things you are working on and some questions you have. People in this website will consider you to be a very knowledgeable person and will start asking you questions about how to do this and how to do that.

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Re: Welcome Nico-Nico!
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2023, 02:25:34 PM »
Welcome Nico, I know you'll enjoy this forum