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While we still don't want and discussion on this one either, take as much space as you need to tell us who or what was (or still is) your greatest source of discouragement?
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Has it changed over time?
(in other words; did you make any converts? and so on)

@ge
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Re: 5. Who and/or What has been your greatest source of discouragement?
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2011, 10:26:30 PM »

While we still don't want and discussion on this one either, take as much space as you need to tell us who or what was (or still is) your greatest source of discouragement?
and
Has it changed over time?
(in other words; did you make any converts? and so on)

@ge

Discouragement? Who gets discouraged and why? I'm looking at the top side of grass and that beats the alternative. I refuse to be discouraged and noone can make me!
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Re: 5. Who and/or What has been your greatest source of discouragement?
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2011, 11:39:53 PM »

While we still don't want and discussion on this one either, take as much space as you need to tell us who or what was (or still is) your greatest source of discouragement?
and
Has it changed over time?
(in other words; did you make any converts? and so on)

@ge

Mine was most of my family members, except for my parents (and my D.P. cousin Johnny who arrived from Hungary in 1959  :) ) Even after all these years, there are a few family members who think anything that doesn't involve the physical equivalent of someone in a ditch with a shovel and dirt flying in the air is frivolous nonsense.  Sometimes I inwardly thank these folks, cuz with my personality, this is the very stuff that help keep me going all these years. The good news is the ones who haven't died already have begun to come over to my side. Hopefully they'll all come over before I croak! ;D

@ge
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Re: 5. Who and/or What has been your greatest source of discouragement?
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2011, 09:00:20 AM »
That's a perfectly legitimate answer RoadMeister :)
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Re: 5. Who and/or What has been your greatest source of discouragement?
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2011, 11:20:29 AM »
Hello, Sliders.

No one person, no concept, no technique has discouraged me from playing the slide chromatic.

If the wall is too high, I go around it.

Best Regards

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Re: 5. Who and/or What has been your greatest source of discouragement?
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2011, 12:07:34 PM »
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Re: 5. Who and/or What has been your greatest source of discouragement?
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2011, 11:20:54 PM »
My Mother,

When she heard me playing she bought me music lessons
for any  instrument except the harmonica - a waste of money.

Pete  :D
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Re: 5. Who and/or What has been your greatest source of discouragement?
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2011, 12:53:41 AM »
The only source of discouragement for me is the price factor when you convert the $/Euros into rupees and also the availibility of harps in India.

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Re: 5. Who and/or What has been your greatest source of discouragement?
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2011, 01:23:32 AM »
Valves.
Windsavers make our noble instrument sound like a kaz00.
If you take the time to get them installed flat, they are less of a nuisance--but a nuisance they remain.
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Re: 5. Who and/or What has been your greatest source of discouragement?
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2011, 02:15:06 AM »
 family members who think anything that doesn't involve the physical equivalent of someone in a ditch with a shovel and dirt flying in the air is frivolous nonsense.


I guess we Pollocks and Hunkies aren't so different after all.....
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Re: 5. Who and/or What has been your greatest source of discouragement?
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2011, 09:09:56 AM »
To paraphrase Pogo: "I've met the enemy and it is I".  The primary reason being a lack of discipline to get better--a plan--and the fortitude to follow the plan.
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Re: 5. Who and/or What has been your greatest source of discouragement?
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2011, 02:14:29 AM »
I'd have to say at times, I'm my own greatest source of discouragement: (a) striving to believe that I have something that is worth developing (an annual battle it's been), (b) making time between jobs; (c) I have to agree with McManus about just playing....
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Re: 5. Who and/or What has been your greatest source of discouragement?
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2011, 02:17:17 PM »
me. I should never have quit playing for so long. I don't get discouraged now too darn old to waste time on that
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Re: 5. Who and/or What has been your greatest source of discouragement?
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2011, 06:33:29 AM »
Nothing discourages me.
Sometimes I think I don´t get a good sound (specially after listen Larry Adler ;D). And often I´m not happy with my vibrato.
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Re: 5. Who and/or What has been your greatest source of discouragement?
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2011, 06:46:32 PM »
No one has been a discouragement.  However it is discouraging not to have chromatic players in my community.

Gary
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Re: 5. Who and/or What has been your greatest source of discouragement?
« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2011, 12:29:15 AM »
I don't know if I perhaps reported this in another thread but the thing that made me put my 260 away in a drawer for ten years was the solo layout with the adjacent C's. I thought it was stupid and would not abide it. It made me think that the harmonica was just a poorly-conceived folk instrument, something along the lines of a tin whistle.
I wonder if it had had a bebop layout, whether by now I wouldn't be a heck of a lot better player by virtue of not having lost ten years out of my harlomica playing.
Ain't life a beatch?

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Re: 5. Who and/or What has been your greatest source of discouragement?
« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2011, 05:36:15 AM »
Me. And PBS.

I have no self-discipline at all and I get bored easily. I can't practice scales. It has to be a tune I like a lot, or I won't persist in working at it. If something becomes a grind, I stop doing it and switch to something more pleasurable.

PBS? Yep, if I'm playing and an interesting show comes on the tv, it's almost always on Public Broadcasting and I just have to watch, so I stop playing.
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Re: 5. Who and/or What has been your greatest source of discouragement?
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