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Why did you choose the Chromatic harmonica? (Twenty-five words or less)
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All of the notes are there! 
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Someone said " you play harmonica?" I played, he said "when you decide to throw that toy away and get a real harmonica, come see me

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As a former popsinger/saxophonist I decided I wanted to play an instrument that didn't require hands and one that presented all the options to me that a piano would. Ultimately I want to sing with my harmonica and have the same feeling of expressiveness and lyricism that one has with the voice or a beautifully smooth tenor saxophone. (That's why I play a 16-hole)
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I choose the chromatic b/c-

Portability
Affordability
Beautiful quality of sound
It brings me joy to make music
It requires nothing but wind.

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I heard a good player play one and they weren't expensive
at that time .... 1950

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I can't remember.

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Oh, yeah—to supplant flute when the arthritis gets too bad.
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With Diat. in  pocket, I saw a Chromatic in a music store window; it had a button and a lotta of holes. I was toast!. Never looked back.
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I heard Toots.

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Re: 1. Why did you choose the Chromatic harmonica? (Twenty-five words or less)
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2011, 11:25:09 PM »
Because I do not read nor understand music and figured it was my only option.  And I really like the sound.  Look, twenty-five words!

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Re: 1. Why did you choose the Chromatic harmonica? (Twenty-five words or less)
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2011, 12:20:13 AM »
The music is in my head and my violin playing just can't handle bebop :-\

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Re: 1. Why did you choose the Chromatic harmonica? (Twenty-five words or less)
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2011, 12:49:18 AM »
I was enjoying Quincy Jones' albums and was stumbled excitedly by Toots there.

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Re: 1. Why did you choose the Chromatic harmonica? (Twenty-five words or less)
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2011, 01:59:58 AM »
I used diatonics with guitar and found them less than chromatic. Big surprise--
I like the sound and don't mind the maintainence.

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Re: 1. Why did you choose the Chromatic harmonica? (Twenty-five words or less)
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2011, 02:30:51 AM »

When I saw The  Borrah Minevitch Harmonica Rascals in the motion picture   ALWAYS IN MY HEART  I decided to get one of that kind of harp

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Re: 1. Why did you choose the Chromatic harmonica? (Twenty-five words or less)
« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2011, 05:12:13 AM »
I bought a Chromatic in order to get the notes that were missing on my diatonic harp.
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Re: 1. Why did you choose the Chromatic harmonica? (Twenty-five words or less)
« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2011, 07:42:10 AM »
Almost word for word , read A. J. ,  ( what a crawler, but i,m short on those gold squares)
    It chose me, and has regretted it, ever since.

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Re: 1. Why did you choose the Chromatic harmonica? (Twenty-five words or less)
« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2011, 08:58:12 AM »
10/14/11

Chose the Chromatic because:

1...Portable
2...Affordable
3...Warm Tone
4...Expressive
4...Four Octaves
5...with all the notes

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Re: 1. Why did you choose the Chromatic harmonica? (Twenty-five words or less)
« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2011, 10:35:04 AM »
I was learning the diatonic then got a chromatic found this site and with Henry's great tabs I can play music that sounds like I know what I am doing ( to me that is ) Ron

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Re: 1. Why did you choose the Chromatic harmonica? (Twenty-five words or less)
« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2011, 11:10:28 AM »
I had played a tremolo and diatonic but was not too thrilled.
One evening I was listening to the radio and the program got cut off. The "please excuse this interruption" music
was Bach played on a chromatic. It may have been John Sebastian, I'm not sure, but that convinced me.
I'm learning Bach and Handel flute (recorder) pieces now, they sound great on the chromatic.

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Re: 1. Why did you choose the Chromatic harmonica? (Twenty-five words or less)
« Reply #20 on: October 14, 2011, 12:51:21 PM »
I wanted to have all the sharps and flats and play like Jerry Murad.

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Re: 1. Why did you choose the Chromatic harmonica? (Twenty-five words or less)
« Reply #21 on: October 14, 2011, 02:08:37 PM »
Because I couldn't bend the 3 draw to an A on my Diatonic.

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Re: 1. Why did you choose the Chromatic harmonica? (Twenty-five words or less)
« Reply #22 on: October 14, 2011, 03:20:11 PM »
I wanted all the notes and be able to play in all keys on the same instrument.

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Re: 1. Why did you choose the Chromatic harmonica? (Twenty-five words or less)
« Reply #23 on: October 15, 2011, 03:04:57 AM »

My reason, I wanted to learn a musical instrument in my retirement and portability must be what made me decide.

I wanted the one with a button, I didn't know much about then but confident I decided right. Also they are thought of as being smarter in my ally. That's the model Larry plays and everyone knows Larry.

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Re: 1. Why did you choose the Chromatic harmonica? (Twenty-five words or less)
« Reply #24 on: October 15, 2011, 09:50:56 AM »
Perfect (except valves ha ha). Amazing portable musical instrument with infinite expressive possibilities, made possible my musical renaissance.
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Re: 1. Why did you choose the Chromatic harmonica? (Twenty-five words or less)
« Reply #25 on: October 15, 2011, 12:15:13 PM »
Hello, Chromaticas.

I chose the slide chromatic harp because I wanted to play older music: jazz, classical, etc., not easily playable on the 10-hole Richter harp.

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Re: 1. Why did you choose the Chromatic harmonica? (Twenty-five words or less)
« Reply #26 on: October 15, 2011, 07:08:58 PM »
because i couldn't play my flute...

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Re: 1. Why did you choose the Chromatic harmonica? (Twenty-five words or less)
« Reply #27 on: October 15, 2011, 11:18:30 PM »
I only need two words: TootsThielemans.

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Re: 1. Why did you choose the Chromatic harmonica? (Twenty-five words or less)
« Reply #28 on: October 16, 2011, 02:06:02 AM »
I wanted to play argentine tango and it wasn't possible with diatonics.

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Re: 1. Why did you choose the Chromatic harmonica? (Twenty-five words or less)
« Reply #29 on: October 17, 2011, 11:21:16 AM »
i would put all the praise to LARRY ADLER, TOMMY REILLY, HARMONICAT.. their excessively beautiful tone color and articulation have touched only my heart, but my soul and attracted me to pick up this little instrument.

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