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Offline Gary Richardson

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Re: 1. Why did you choose the Chromatic harmonica? (Twenty-five words or less)
« Reply #30 on: October 17, 2011, 11:56:40 AM »
I love the diatonic so the chromatic had to be even better.  Plus the challenge.  I am also a self confessed harp a holic.


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Re: 1. Why did you choose the Chromatic harmonica? (Twenty-five words or less)
« Reply #31 on: October 17, 2011, 10:09:41 PM »
I was frustrated with the diatonic's limits and heard someone play a chromatic at a jam session. Had to have 1 and have probably owned 20 over the years. Wonderful instrument and I never tire of amazing people at the ability to play so many types of music on it.

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Re: 1. Why did you choose the Chromatic harmonica? (Twenty-five words or less)
« Reply #32 on: October 18, 2011, 01:53:51 AM »
Because I couldn't play dance music like tangos, cha-cha, etc on the diatonic.

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Re: 1. Why did you choose the Chromatic harmonica? (Twenty-five words or less)
« Reply #33 on: October 18, 2011, 05:18:36 PM »
Ditto the above and, you can play it with one hand if you really want to.

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Re: 1. Why did you choose the Chromatic harmonica? (Twenty-five words or less)
« Reply #34 on: October 19, 2011, 04:03:38 AM »

: because playing harmonica is an excellent respiration exercise   to preserve our   health

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Re: 1. Why did you choose the Chromatic harmonica? (Twenty-five words or less)
« Reply #35 on: October 19, 2011, 07:31:26 PM »
Wanted to join a harmonica band that only played Chromatic...

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Re: 1. Why did you choose the Chromatic harmonica? (Twenty-five words or less)
« Reply #36 on: October 25, 2011, 07:22:35 PM »
Played tremolo. Couldn't stand not having ALL the notes, so when I found out a Chromatic did, 'nuff said. I was around 7 or 8.

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Re: 1. Why did you choose the Chromatic harmonica? (Twenty-five words or less)
« Reply #37 on: October 26, 2011, 03:23:58 PM »
I had a total crash on a Hering Chromatic 64 Antique Gold when I was in store to buy a gigbag to my synth.
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Re: 1. Why did you choose the Chromatic harmonica? (Twenty-five words or less)
« Reply #38 on: October 26, 2011, 04:19:19 PM »
Choose? Like there was choice involved? It just grabbed me.

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Re: 1. Why did you choose the Chromatic harmonica? (Twenty-five words or less)
« Reply #39 on: October 27, 2011, 03:45:39 AM »
I wanted sharps and flats.  I play by ear, at 13, Peg of My Heart was the goal.

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Re: 1. Why did you choose the Chromatic harmonica? (Twenty-five words or less)
« Reply #40 on: November 01, 2011, 03:03:50 PM »
Hoping to find an instrument with all the notes to replace my singing voice ... (which has none of the notes).

LOVE this response. I always think of the chromatic as a 'voice'.

Cool.

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Re: 1. Why did you choose the Chromatic harmonica? (Twenty-five words or less)
« Reply #41 on: November 04, 2011, 05:40:21 PM »
It has all the notes.

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Re: 1. Why did you choose the Chromatic harmonica? (Twenty-five words or less)
« Reply #42 on: November 06, 2011, 08:59:26 AM »
Watched someone playing one on TV and remembered my navy days, had some diatonic and wanted the solo tuning again, Been playing solo tuning and chromatic ever since. About 10-11 years.
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Re: 1. Why did you choose the Chromatic harmonica? (Twenty-five words or less)
« Reply #43 on: November 07, 2011, 05:38:01 PM »
Pitch, Intonation, the ability (theoretically, if not personally) of playing real Jazz music. The 'suck-harp' wasn't getting me there.

More succinctly:
Toots - Bluesette - Killer Joe
Little Stevie Wonder - I Was Made To Love Her - Fingertips
Larry Adler - Rhapsody in Blue - Summertime




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Re: 1. Why did you choose the Chromatic harmonica? (Twenty-five words or less)
« Reply #44 on: November 11, 2011, 02:20:12 PM »
we lived on a farm and the 64 was there and not much else

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Re: 1. Why did you choose the Chromatic harmonica? (Twenty-five words or less)
« Reply #45 on: November 22, 2011, 06:46:14 AM »
Portability, with all the notes, without the diatonic┬┤s limits. And a romantic instrument, very romantic ...

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Re: 1. Why did you choose the Chromatic harmonica? (Twenty-five words or less)
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