Southwest Sub-Urban Jam

  • March 23, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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It's a laid back, acoustic evening in the suburbs-time to jam! Sign up early to get your spot. CHM harmonica players play alongside guitar, bass and/or percussion in a relaxed setting. Strengthen your jamming/open mic skills-come on out to enjoy these limited monthly jams.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, Pat. Thanks again for the wonderful evening. Here is the videos Michele took. Hope this will bring back some of the great memories we had. Hope to see everyone again at the next meeting.

    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1i_jHKHGmJEfrik5sdLhL0BSoC5kf4HJ&feature=view_all

    P.S.

    John F. If your "Crazy" was only 3 stars. My "Jambalaya" should be "0" star?

    John H, you are so talented with guitar, harmonica and drum.. Hope to jam with you again.

    Paul, thank for teaching me a few hands of Mandolin. It's fun to learn the new instrument.

    Tom, never thought I would have met a Ventures fan at the harmonica jam session. I hope my wife can play drum like Lisa? (or Linda?) so that she can accompany me at home.

    Sorry I forgot the other gentleman's name. (Tyler?)You are a great country singer. Hope your friend will join in and play with us someday.

    Pat, you were the absolute star of the evening. Hope to learn more about blues harp from you...

    1 · March 25, 2013

  • John F.

    P.S. Pat, your hosting was 5-star, but my playing was barely 3-star, so I gave the Meetup 4 stars!

    March 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    very pleased to meet with everyone. We had a great time! Many thanks to Pat for having us.

    March 24, 2013

  • John F.

    It was good to be seen, and to meet you all. Thanks to Pat and Janet for hosting the shindig - I hope to have more chord chops for our next get-together, and maybe have those Seeger tunes for you all! Only one suggestion for future meets: a house-shoes request? I'll bring mine..!

    March 24, 2013

  • Patrick K.

    The Saturday jam is open for jammin!

    March 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I will come. Can my wife Michele comes along. She wont jam but watch. Thanks.

    February 24, 2013

    • Patrick K.

      Hi Vince, of course your wife Michele is a welcome guest at the jam! We look forward to seeing you both soon. Out of curiosity, do you still have the Tremolo harmonica you played as a kid? Old harps are a thing of beauty, when they work! I had a couple of old Marine Bands from when I was a kid, but time, and my playing, ravaged 'em! I kept one for sentimentality.

      February 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Pat. We look forward to this gethering.

      February 26, 2013

  • John F.

    Been puttin-it-off, and puttin-it-off, AND puttin-it-off...I'M GOING!!!

    February 24, 2013

    • Patrick K.

      Thanks for posting the video link, Vincent. I enjoyed watching the WCHC practice on all four videos and I encourage our other members to enjoy them, too!

      February 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yeah, it's so sad to lose Jack in our group. He's such good Chord Harmonica player and wonderful person too. He will be missed.

      February 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Pat. We will be there on 3/23/13. Yes, I have two old tremolo harmonica and one old chromatic. (I played tremolo harmonica 50 years ago when I was in junior high school, not good at it by enjoyed it). I will also bring diatonic and chromatic harmonica which I just started to learn a few months ago.

    Look forward to meeting and jamming with other members. Best,
    Vincent

    February 25, 2013

    • John H.

      I have an old chromatic around somewhere but never got very good at it. It was the basic Hohner unit and didn't bend notes well, or at least I didn't care for the sound I got out of it. Didn't work well for blues. Always thought it would be nice to get one that did work for blues.

      February 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      You will need a slide for chromatic. Putting two harmonica on top of each other is difficult to play. I used to do that with tremolo harmonica. You can't play very fast or smothly when there are many sharp & flat notes. "Slide" is much easier. I like Hohner Chromatic harmonica. For start up, I would recommend a Hohner 270 Super Chromatic. Then upgrade to CX12 later on, (If you love blues you may want to consider CX12 Jazz model) and finally to Super 64X. Or you can use diatonic to play chromatic like Howard Levy. But it is super difficult if not impossible for normal people like us. Joe Flisko can do it, heard him played "Amazing Grace" from C to D to E to F to G, 5 keys with a G diatonic harp but sounded like using 5 harmonica in 5 different keys......but he is also a master. John Farris is a much more advanced Chromatic harmonica player than me. He will be the one to get good advice. Just a 2 cent thought from a biginner.

      February 25, 2013

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