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Main Stage / Re: Voting, grading, giving feedback
« on: August 29, 2015, 07:06:08 PM »
This is an issue that has been around since I first started on this site. To my way of thinking, Blue Boy nailed it with " I think the underlying principles are to have fun and get better at playing harp. Whatever supports those goals is a positive."

In addition to the level of experience and proficiency is what it is the player is trying to do; e.g. play in third position for the first time or to try to work OB's into some riffs. I tend to go with a '5' thinking this is what the person wanted to put up for comments and thinks is good enough to post. I try to reflect in my comments, what I found noticeable, interesting or enjoyable in the harp playing. Or if someone has asked something specific, I will try to respond to that (e.g.: Are my warbles strong enough?). Sometimes, but not that often, I'll make a suggestion that I think would improve the song - but that's to my tastes and may not be to the taste or preferences of the player.

And with all of that said, I go back to Blue Boy's quote;  "I think the underlying principles are to have fun and get better at playing harp. Whatever supports those goals is a positive."

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Gear Lust / Software vs hardware effects
« on: August 29, 2015, 12:16:08 PM »
Learning the new GarageBand has been a struggle - especially with the effects that I eventually found. I've also struggled with pedals (HarpTone, Harp Delay, and Harp Attack) into my amps and then mixing the amp into the computer for recording. I've been impressed with the quality of tone and effects that many on this forum get with their pedal set up as well as those who use software effects. I find it relatively easy to use the software because I can hear the difference as I apply the effect whereas there's lots of back and forth adjustments to set up the sound I want before I finally record.

I'm very curious as to what others on this website use and think.

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Hello Room / Re: hello from north carolina
« on: August 26, 2015, 01:36:34 PM »
Welcome to the site Bill. I'm enjoying listening to your posts - good stuff. In the spirit of fellowship I'll share that I started playing at the ripe old age of 68 and thanks to people like Lips Angelo encouraging me, kept working at it and now here I am at 76 still loving it. Keep playing and enjoying!!

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Main Stage / Re: Man, Sander knocks it out of the park!
« on: August 14, 2015, 04:51:57 PM »
Sander is so original and creative. I love listening to his posts because I never know what to expect but am never disappointed.

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Awesome photo of you and Gary there Mike! That night I was lucky enough to play with you at Grossman's is such a super memory for me and it was very obvious that you were a valued regular there!! Good on yah and keep 'er going Mike!

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Thanks again Rick - some $$ to support your great work coming!!  Beelzebob - your contributions make this place what it is along with all the other backing tracks. They are greatly appreciated.

And won't it be super to hear Steamrollin Stan again - Gonna hold you to your promise Bruce!

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Misc. Conversation / Re: We just released our new CD!
« on: July 22, 2015, 11:54:36 AM »
Very impressive - nice variety, great harp and cool sounding band!! Well done

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Administration & Announcements / Re: Happy New Year Everyone!
« on: January 01, 2015, 02:56:30 PM »
Best wishes for a healthy, prosperous and satisfying 2015 to you Rick and all of the harp players on this site.

Big time thanks to you Rick for all you do for us

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Administration & Announcements / Re: Lips Angelo and HTrain get it on!!
« on: December 29, 2014, 10:23:19 PM »
Yup!!

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Administration & Announcements / Lips Angelo and HTrain get it on!!
« on: December 29, 2014, 06:28:57 PM »
So I finally got to met and play with Lips at Grossman's jam when I was in Toronto. Didn't manage to get any video but here's a couple of photos that show us having fun. He is even cooler in person. Thanks for a great night Mike!

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Administration & Announcements / Re: Removing Backing Track
« on: December 16, 2014, 01:23:46 AM »
Thanks Rick.Why is it the most obvious thingsarethe ones wecan't find?

As soon as I  figure out how to generate MP3 format  out of Band in a Box, I'll upload it and keep playing around.

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Harmonica Internet Resources / Re: Good Ole Days
« on: December 15, 2014, 06:40:32 PM »
Solid stuff - tight band, great song and cool harp work!! Congratulations!!

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Administration & Announcements / Removing Backing Track
« on: December 15, 2014, 05:13:55 PM »
Hey Rick - trying to learn Band in a Box and uploaded a first crack but something went wrong in changing the file from M4a to an MP3 and lost some of the info. Didn't notice until I had it uploaded to HarmonicaBoogie. Could you either point me to directions to remove it or just remove it yourself. When I get the thing figured out, I'll repost it.

Thank

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Great stuff Lindy - band sounds good and looks like everyone is relaxed and enjoying playing!! Cool train wails!!

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Hello Room / Steamrollin Stan
« on: August 24, 2014, 01:27:08 PM »
Yo Bruce - tried your email with no luck. How ya going mate?? My new email is linked to the email icon on the members' list. Give me a shout and let me know how things are going for you

Hank

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