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Harp and harmonica played by same person

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    michael-rockowitz
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    Hi all,

    Here’s a video of someone playing harp and harmonica simultaneously (well into the video).

    #106204
    jessica-wolff
    Participant

    That’s the position my then 3-year-old daughter chose to assume when we first brought a harp into the house!

    #106205
    kay-lister
    Member

    I have a friend that plays the guitar and when he first laid hands on my harp, he said that for him, it made more sence to play it that way . . . hmmmmm??

    Kay

    #106206
    michael-rockowitz
    Participant

    Kay,

    I think that for a guitarist (or many other strings instrument players), it makes sense that what looks like soundholes on the harp (harpists’ string access ports) should face the audience, not the player, as would be the case for the guitar, mandolin, oud, etc.

    The other thing I’ve observed, playing both the harmonica and the harp together (I’ve been doing this more the last few days) is that the metal harmonica holder leads you to hold the harp in a somewhat more awkward position-now you’ve got to shift the harp over a little, to a slightly different spot on your shoulder.

    #106207
    jessica-wolff
    Participant

    A guitarist is used to having the bass strings closer to him/her.

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