Hey everybody, new here, so I hope this works ok…
Not totally new to harmonica. I’d say an advanced beginner at many instruments. I’m starting to venture down a new path, hoping to get a little direction.
I play hymns, gospel, folk, Irish, etc. Love hearing the Blues, just no desire to play it at this time.
What I am starting to do is play the harmonica, on a rack, while playing ukulele or baritone ukulele, and am loving it. Again, just a solo act…
I am in need or replacing my old harmonicas, and also want to venture into some new keys. Been shopping around, and one of the things I stumbled upon was the Seydel Orchestra. Says the tuning is perfect for “Melody” players.
Have always heard that about Hohners Golden Melody as well.
Have also read where a “compromise” tuning is the way to go.
My plan is to play single note melodies almost exclusively, but I may also attempt to play a little backup on the harmonica, while picking a melody on the Uke. Don’t know about that part yet…
So, first thing I’m trying to figure out is…. Do I want to start learning Orchestra tuning, and get that in a few different tunings? Or, stay with Richter tuning? Or compromise with the Suzuki Manji that has caught my eye?
Really interested in playing Melodie’s without the need of any bends or overblows if that’s possible….
Backing up with single note playing, (just a long blow or draw) is something I’m just starting to experiment with, maybe there is a way to do some chords, not sure where I am going with this lol