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Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2017 4:19 a.m. PST


1. Yes – Diatonic
2. Yes – Chromatic
3. Yes – Diatonic & Chromatic
4. No
5. What's a harmonica? I don't have the Internet so can't look it up on Wikipedia
6. Not a wargamer
7. Zardoz

Tom Reed Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2017 5:11 a.m. PST

4. But I always wanted to learn, I even have one somewhere.

Random Die Roll Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2017 5:12 a.m. PST

#1---but at a self taught level

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2017 5:16 a.m. PST

Only while in prison. "Red River Valley" is very popular.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2017 5:21 a.m. PST


skedaddle Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2017 5:33 a.m. PST


Cacique Caribe Inactive Member02 Aug 2017 5:35 a.m. PST

My uncle says I used to play as a kid. I vaguely remember, so I must have been too young to have been any good.


Old Wolfman02 Aug 2017 6:07 a.m. PST

Yep. Hohner Blues Harp. And not too badly ,either. Taught myself a few numbers,and improv quite well too.

Thomas O02 Aug 2017 6:36 a.m. PST

I can probably play one like Bob Dylan, but no I don't play.

Dynaman878902 Aug 2017 6:54 a.m. PST

8 – Yes, but people pay me to stop.

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2017 7:23 a.m. PST

No. But I have tried. Often and awfully.

Hlaven Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2017 7:37 a.m. PST

Yes #1

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2017 7:44 a.m. PST

8. Badly

Dynaman8789 thumbs up

dsfrank Inactive Member02 Aug 2017 8:46 a.m. PST

4 – followed by 7!

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2017 8:58 a.m. PST

7 followed by 4. I know folks love the sound, but I'm not one of them – and I love a lot of traditional and roots music.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2017 9:19 a.m. PST

4 no musical instrument talent at all. I do sing fairly well though.

JSchutt02 Aug 2017 9:22 a.m. PST

….learned one song so I could check it off my bucket list…which more resembles a styrofoam cup.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2017 9:56 a.m. PST


Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2017 10:28 a.m. PST


Tacitus02 Aug 2017 10:43 a.m. PST

Time to stir the pot. Saying one can 'play' the harmonica is like saying one can repeatedly smack a boar in the nuts with an old bagpipe while yodeling off key. Sounds about the same.

Lee Brilleaux Fezian02 Aug 2017 10:53 a.m. PST

Ten hole diatonic – mostly Hohners. Adequate blues player for close on forty years now. Sometimes I play with a rack and a guitar, but like most players I'm better when there's a band and I'm free to use my right hand for effects.

Tacitus might want to expound his views in any bar in the south side of Chicago, and see who agrees with him. We can have a whip round for funeral expenses. Count me out, though.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Aug 2017 12:40 p.m. PST

Depends on who you ask …

Lee Brilleaux Fezian02 Aug 2017 1:19 p.m. PST

Here is Sonny Boy Williamson II, who had to leave a European tour in 1963 pretty quickly after he knifed someone. He was 61 at the time.

YouTube link

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2017 1:33 p.m. PST


A strangely random question! It is not a common instrument. I've met more people who play the ukulele than I've met harmonica players!

Goober02 Aug 2017 3:37 p.m. PST

Yes. Chromatic. Badly, but enthusiastically.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2017 5:46 p.m. PST

As Moliere said to Voltaire, "A gentleman is one who knows how to play the harmonica, but does not."

Voltaire replied by whipping out his harp and playing "I'm a Man".

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2017 4:36 a.m. PST

How do you spell that ?


Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2017 4:37 a.m. PST

@Lee Brilleaux : I might have been able to guess you could play!


Dagwood04 Aug 2017 9:29 a.m. PST

To paraphrase,

"You know how to play a harmonica, don't you ? Just pucker your lips and blow !"

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2017 11:40 a.m. PST

Would that it were so easy, would that it were.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2017 11:47 a.m. PST

Here is Sonny Boy Williamson II,

You know what's annoying about that clip ? When he just sticks the harp in his mouth, he still plays better than I do.

evil grin

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member12 Feb 2018 5:06 a.m. PST

I actually used to play both the Harmonica and the Musical Saw. I had to give them both up when I started getting them confused.

Personal logo DWilliams Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member13 Feb 2018 12:31 p.m. PST

Yes … and while strumming the guitar. Multi-tasking is my speciality!

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