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Not a hope in hell! :grin:
My wife and I both enjoyed the song though, I hadn’t come across it before. Thanks!

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One of @Luke 's best pieces of advice:

LEARN TO PLAY THE HAPPY BIRTHDAY SONG :notes:

It gives us an excellent reason to practice every now and then :wink:

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Hi I’m Terry, been noodling around with harps for several years. I play guitar and sing and have always wanted to be able to do some harp stuff while I’m playing. I play in a 4 pc band and have been able to stop playing and the other guitar player would fill in but, I’ve been in a power trio for several years and, pretty much have to keep playing to do any harp stuff. Recently got a harp arm twist and it works ok but, not really adjustable enough. So, going to the harparatus, hoping this will do the trick. I would like to read some posts or get any input from anyone using this system.
Thanks, I’m glad I found this site!

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Harmonicators - I love it. Sounds like you were inspired by 2 of my favorite harmonica players: Stevie Wonder and Lee Oskar!

Stevie mostly plays chromatic as you mention Fingertips, but he does play diatonic on Boogie On Reggae Woman as I discuss in this post. I’m not aware of any other songs he plays diatonic on. I have discovered that I can play his solo on “Isn’t She Lovely” on a Lee Oskar Melody Maker key of E though!

Lee Oskar is a great harmonica player, a great person, and has a funny accent, being Danish. So I’m guessing you have a funny accent too? :wink: I also love War!

Welcome to the forum my friend! Glad to have you here.

Aloha,
Luke

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Hey Terry - well welcome to the forum my friend. So glad to have you here. Very cool, I had not been aware of the harp arm twist or the harparatus. Please update us when you get the latter.

Instead of responding here, I’m starting a new post on the subject so that people can find it more easily. :ok_hand:t3:

Here it is: Playing Harmonica Hands-Free (Harmonica Holders, Neck, Mic, Mic Stand)

Rock on my friend!

Aloha,
Luke

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WAY TO GO RUSTY. :innocent:

Robert
London, Canada

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Hey Rusty - welcome to the forum, my friend. Did you get your Marine Band? Like it? Did you get to play Happy Birthday for you daughter?

Aloha,
Lue

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Hey man. Yeah I got the Marine Band in C, but I also got a Fender Blues Deville in G. I’m finding the top 3 holes difficult to play on the C, much easier on the G. And yes, I learned Happy Birthday and recorded a video to send to my daughter. She was happy, she didn’t know I’d started playing the harmonica

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Hello Foks,

I’m James from Southern California, USA. I’m an adult learner tackling a new challenge by learning a musical instrument for the first time. I was impressed with Luke’s teaching style and vibe so I picked up a Golden Melody harmonica and will be slowly chugging my way from “Beginner to Boss” (I got the course :smile: )

I wish everyone success on their musical journey,

James

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Hello @JamesP,
Welcome and an exciting journey into the world of the harmonica.
The Golden Melody is a good choice!
You can play single tones and soulful melodies with it.
Since different genres are to be taught, learned and played here in the course, I recommend that you buy a blues harp that is not too expensive. It won’t be your last harp anyway… :grin:
Having finished the course and still learning, I know that your harp has to endure a lot at the beginning. The Golden Melody is actually too good for that.
These are my experiences and recommendations.
Let’s see what the others write about it. In any case, you will always find contact persons from all over the world here if you have any questions or if you have problems learning.
Greetings to America from Germany
by Astrid :woman_in_lotus_position:

Astrid,

Thanks for the kind welcome and information. I appreciate the advice and I’ll see about getting another less expensive harmonica.

Danke Schön,

James