by Dave Wunsch
The workshop will show you how you can play folk, swing,
country, or fiddle tunes, on an ordinary diatonic harmonica (such
as a Marine Band or an Echo, or other). The workshop assumes you
can already play a little. I play by ear, not from written music.
In fact I can just barely read music. You can play too, if you
can sing or hum a tune! Bring two diatonic harmonicas with you
(or chromatic, slide har-monicas), in the keys of D and G. Also
bring the titles of a few songs from the above genre's that you
would like to hear. If I know them, I'll play them for you. Mostly
I know old tunes, from before 1954; a few more recent.
I'm a retired electrical engineer, 75 years
old, not a professional musician. I've been singing and playing
for 65 years, and it's still fun! I sometimes sit-in with various
working bands around the bay area, such as Sidesaddle, Earthquake
Country, and Mr Banjo and the Lonesome Wailers. I participate in