my name is rick johnson, i go by lostdawg99 with my close friends. i chose that nick name back in “99”. i’m a football fan of the cleve. browns, thats the year they came back into the league. so from 1995 to 99 i was lost. lol.
well i’m from ohio, and work in a brickyard, as a fireman. been doing this for 35 yrs. it’s extremly hot job. tempatures range from 1’960 degrees to 2’070 degrees. so i have alot of free time on my hands at work when things go pretty smoothly, about 80% of the time.
i aways wanted to play a instument, tried giutars in the past but had a hard time with it, i have short fat fingers had hard time to get my fingers around the neck. so i gave up on that. i had a few harps in the past, but was never really interested in it back then.
but now since i’m so much older and have all that free time on my hands at work. i this would be a great time to learn how to play the harp.
my boys gave me some cash for my birthday a few months ago. i went and bought the peidmont blues set, lol, without knowing i was blowing to hard on the c-harp , with in a week i ruined it, pretty bad. then i started on the others. i was ready to give up again.
then i came across JP’s videos on you-tube. started watching them. got me hooked. so then i went out and bought a “Hot Metal” harp, by hohner. i really like this one.
i went to the local library, and found a book called " idiot’s guide playing the harmonica", by william melton, and randy weinstein.
so i’ve only been playing for a bout a month.