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Re: The Word “Harp”.
« Reply #60 on: March 11, 2021, 09:06:54 PM »
When it comes right down to it, if it wasn't for 2 diatonics sandwiched together, there wouldn't be chromatics.
If I didn't know that you play them I'd be calling you a  harpophobic

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Re: The Word “Harp”.
« Reply #61 on: March 11, 2021, 10:27:55 PM »
Of course I play them! I prolly play them better than the guy in the Friday night band at any local  beer joint, but that really ain't sayin' much. ;D ;D. An Orangutan can do that, but Buddy Greene, Tod Parrot, Joe Flisco, Mad Cat, P.T, Howard, Jason Ricci and the like? Those guys walk on water! Anything less (to me) aren't really worth listening to for me. (heck, last time I checked, I don't even listen to me when I play suck-harps.  ;D ;D)
 

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Re: The Word “Harp”.
« Reply #62 on: April 23, 2021, 02:18:31 AM »
Glad I'm not the only one who doesn't care for the word "Harp" to describe the Harmonica. Harmonicist certainly has a nice ring to it. Chromonica is also growing on me, as I quickly became bored with the diatonic and graduated to the Chromatic.  Playing by ear, finding the notes to whatever tune suits my fancy, and continuing to play over and over, "woodshedding" until I can play the tune smoothly, and add lots of expression is what playing the Harmonica is all about for me. Therapy for raw nerves after a hard day at work.

I've always thought some of the old jazzer lingo, such as "woodshedding", were kind of goofy, but never gave it much thought. Back in 1980, when I first started playing Trumpet in gradeschool, the old timers used all of the jazz lingo. Some "cat" was blowing on his horn, etc. I used to have a mental picture of someone's pet cat sitting in a chair like a human, playing up a storm on the trumpet, sax, etc., with the audience marveling at how an animal could outplay all of the humans on a musical instrument :) 

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Re: The Word “Harp”.
« Reply #63 on: April 23, 2021, 11:36:54 AM »
You may use whichever name you prefer,
to replace the name, "Harp".

On another topic discussed here, about cats:

My harmonica playing sounds like a cat,
begging for more cat food.

I've never heard a horse do a respectable
interpretation of Gallop, from The Comedians.

And fish, they have too many scales.

Best Regards, Stay Healthy

JB
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Re: The Word “Harp”.
« Reply #64 on: May 05, 2021, 09:36:31 AM »
I used to have a mental picture of someone's pet cat sitting in a chair like a human, playing up a storm on the trumpet, sax, etc., with the audience marveling at how an animal could outplay all of the humans on a musical instrument :)
Picture this!

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Re: The Word “Harp”.
« Reply #65 on: May 05, 2021, 02:43:12 PM »
Gnarley,
That type of music makes as much "musical" sense to me as the the word "harp" makes "physical" sense, but it is fascinating to hear someone who can do it.  8) (I know ~I'll~ NEVER be able to do that if I lived another two hundred years.

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Re: The Word “Harp”.
« Reply #66 on: May 06, 2021, 12:07:05 AM »
Gnarley,
That type of music makes as much "musical" sense to me as the the word "harp" makes "physical" sense, but it is fascinating to hear someone who can do it.  8) (I know ~I'll~ NEVER be able to do that if I lived another two hundred years.
It’s a blues—with jazz changes.
Written by Hampton Hawes, first recorded by Wardell Gray.

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Re: The Word “Harp”.
« Reply #67 on: May 06, 2021, 05:25:43 PM »
Of course I play them! I prolly play them better than the guy in the Friday night band at any local  beer joint, but that really ain't sayin' much. ;D ;D. An Orangutan can do that, but Buddy Greene, Tod Parrot, Joe Flisco, Mad Cat, P.T, Howard, Jason Ricci and the like? Those guys walk on water! Anything less (to me) aren't really worth listening to for me. (heck, last time I checked, I don't even listen to me when I play suck-harps.  ;D ;D)

Hi Age - Here's a guy from France who might just blow those other guys away on the little old diatonic running through some effects. Solo starts at 37, the rest of it is just ho hum fusion stuff. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPTxqj90R7I

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Re: The Word “Harp”.
« Reply #68 on: May 07, 2021, 01:11:42 AM »
I liked the drummer best ;D

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Re: The Word “Harp”.
« Reply #69 on: May 10, 2021, 05:45:02 PM »
Why is a harmonica sometimes referred to as a harp ?
Search engines confirm the definition but without explanation.

Harmonica is very much like a harp except that there are no strings ...

A harp-like African instrument - Kora - is similar in that one set of notes is on one side of the playing plane and played mostly by plucking with the right hand - the other set of notes (roughly in thirds) is played by the left hand (compare to your blow and draw).  At one point a few years ago I found information on the interweb about a class of instruments with this layout - for instance, the kalimba (another harp with no strings ... ) - not able to find/confirm this though - perhaps I was dreaming ...
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Re: The Word "Harp"
« Reply #70 on: June 28, 2021, 10:44:45 PM »
Testing.

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Re: The Word “Harp”.
« Reply #71 on: June 28, 2021, 10:45:56 PM »
?Harp?.
This is a test.

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Random characters, no, not you
« Reply #72 on: June 28, 2021, 10:47:20 PM »
iOS postings have odd characters.
But not from my laptop running Windows.
It's not just me either.
Have fun!

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Re: The Word “Harp”.
« Reply #73 on: June 28, 2021, 11:03:18 PM »
I'm still trying to figure it out from this end. Maybe I'll fire up a PC and check and see what that does.
don't can't it's ain't  "hello"  This mac doesn't seem to be affected. I know the host run's on linux I read something tht said it had to do with the language setting. I'll probably hafta pay someone to fix it. :(
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« Reply #74 on: June 29, 2021, 12:00:04 AM »
Nah, let it be.
No more contractions!

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Re: The Word “Harp”.
« Reply #75 on: June 29, 2021, 12:12:50 AM »
I was digging around in "the basement" a couple hours ago. Changed a few options, cleaned out a few things and reset the "English" language protocol. Let's see how that worketh.  ;D

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Re: The Word ?Harmonica?
« Reply #76 on: June 29, 2021, 12:23:37 AM »
Nope, still Fon-Kay.

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Re: The Word “Harp”.
« Reply #77 on: June 29, 2021, 11:07:54 AM »
Gnarley,
That type of music makes as much "musical" sense to me as the the word "harp" makes "physical" sense, but it is fascinating to hear someone who can do it.  8) (I know ~I'll~ NEVER be able to do that if I lived another two hundred years.
It’s a blues—with jazz changes.
Written by Hampton Hawes, first recorded by Wardell Gray.
Is it just my computer, or are others seeing that Gnarly's apostrophes look really strange? As in, It’s a blues—. Other things are strange, too, with question marks in place of apostrophes and m-dashes (shift-option-hyphen on Macs).

as I said, is it just on my computer?

Tom

Aha! I should have read more replies. Seems Age is already addressing this. FWIW, here's another test: the following is an m-dash: ? If it looks like a ?, we're not home yet.

T

We're not home yet. M-dashes used to work.

T
« Last Edit: June 29, 2021, 11:15:05 AM by Grizzly »
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Re: The Word "Harp"
« Reply #78 on: June 29, 2021, 11:32:15 AM »
Doesn't manifest itself from my PC.

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Re: The Word “Harp”.
« Reply #79 on: June 29, 2021, 01:21:19 PM »
I suggest looking to see if you are using UTF-8 encoding, or not.

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Re: The Word “Harp”.
« Reply #80 on: June 29, 2021, 01:49:15 PM »
I have an option to "Convert the database and data to UTF-8"
Think I should I run a check?

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Re: The Word “Harp”.
« Reply #81 on: June 29, 2021, 04:15:21 PM »
Not yet, I don't think so, but it may be somewhere in the forum settings.

Here's a link to something that may help.
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/2477452/%C3%A2%E2%82%AC-showing-on-page-instead-of
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Re: The Word “Harp”.
« Reply #82 on: June 29, 2021, 10:25:27 PM »
Greetings Earthlings.
I just went thru an old thread (How much do you warm your harmonica) and edited it for ??farkles??.
PC posts just fine.
Have fun.
Further edit--I copied the strange characters from the Subject line and pasted them into this post, and they came back as question marks.
Curiouser and curiouser . . .
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Re: The Word “Harp”.
« Reply #83 on: July 02, 2021, 08:40:51 PM »
I did a few more things in the basement, and my very expensive (but pretty good) techie is waiting for the go-ahead. Are we still having problems?

don't ain't  ' ' ' '   Seems to be working okay on this end with this PC notebook.  :-\
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Re: The Word “Harp”.
« Reply #84 on: July 02, 2021, 10:10:02 PM »
Here's an m-dash: ? Let's see:

Still comes out a ?

Try an n-dash: ? followed by a hyphen: - and an underline: _

an accent: ? an umlaut: ? a bullet: ? a cents: ? English pound: ? Euro: ? copyright: ?

Anything that requires the option key or shift-option doesn't work.

Tom



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Re: The Word “Harp”.
« Reply #85 on: July 02, 2021, 10:52:02 PM »
Still funky

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Re: The Word “Harp”.
« Reply #86 on: July 03, 2021, 04:45:11 AM »
@'"?%&~#<>

All the usual culprits seem to be OK here.

May I just ask that the people having this problem check their computer settings for Country & for Keyboard, before Age spends money on his tech guy.

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Re: The Word “Harp”.
« Reply #87 on: July 26, 2021, 12:42:49 AM »
This message comes to you from my new laptop, just getting it ready for the (eventual, potential) gig.
"No problems from a Windows machine".

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Re: The Word “Harp”.
« Reply #88 on: July 26, 2021, 12:43:49 AM »
And this is from my ?iPad?.

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Re: The Word “Harp”.
« Reply #89 on: July 26, 2021, 12:45:32 AM »
Now from my iPhone, just for ?fun?.