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This is a very lightly moderated forum in which registered members may freely exchange thoughts, tips, and useful insights about any and all harp-related topics.  (The occasional off-topic thread is OK, and should be marked "OT," but please be sparing in this regard.)  Beginners welcome!  You do not need to play the harmonica well to contribute to the dialogue.  This forum values the wisdom of novices and old-timers alike.    

A quick word about board etiquette:  the phrase "freely exchange" above carries with it a burden of responsibility.  Please assume that your fellow board members, including me, are well-intentioned.  Treat them civilly.  The golden rule is a good guide.  We come here to share information, conspire with like-minded others, educate ourselves, cheer each other on, and maybe help each other deal skillfully with the rough changes that the blues-focused life can sometimes put us through.  Vigorous, passionate conversation is fine.  But please refrain from flaming, insulting, or otherwise impugning the intelligence or good intentions of your fellow board members, or from starting threads that seek to encourage that sort of behavior.  Religion is one topic where we have, unfortunately, proven our inability to remain civil or respect each other's differences.  Accordingly, threads containing the word "religion" or variants on that word, and/or threads devoted explicitly to discussions of religion are BANNED FROM THIS FORUM until further notice.

Please also note:  although conversation about blues harmonica and related issues is not something that should be subject to the hectoring of the Nanny State, neither is this forum a men's locker room in which casual (or intentional) ethnic or racial slurs, anti-gay rants, nationalist cant, pointed and sustained use of four-letter words, and/or misogynist diatribes are welcome.  (If you've got an occasional gripe about the missus or the hubby, of course, that's legit, but again:  be sparing.)  Some of us are black.  Some of us are white.  Some of us are Asian.  Some of us are mixed.  Some of us hail from countries other than America, or have family who do.  Some of us are interracially married.  Some of us are gay.  All of us share a love for blues harmonica, and that is what brings us here to share a space in which we can express that love.  This forum has a one-warning rule on such matters.  It shouldn't be hard to figure out what that means.  Share the love.

On extremely rare occasions, when confronted with flagrant and/or repeat violations of board etiquette, I reserve the King's divine right to banish wrongdoers from the kingdom.  Please don't be evil.

As Big Walter once said, Have a good time!

        --Adam Gussow (aka, "kudzurunner")


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Topic Best First Position Solo's 26 Destin
Oct 02, 2014 02:08 AM
Topic Harmonica Redneck 1 dmitrysbor
Oct 02, 2014 12:31 AM
Topic Another skillful subtle comp example 6 STME58
Oct 02, 2014 12:27 AM
Topic Telephone Blues - Jam style 9 Pistolcat
Oct 02, 2014 12:15 AM
Topic Mustang Sally lives 29 jpmcbride
Oct 01, 2014 09:56 PM
Topic Muddy & Big Mama Thornton in a taxi cab 4 kudzurunner
Oct 01, 2014 07:17 PM
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Oct 01, 2014 06:40 PM
Topic ghost of William Clarke 40 kudzurunner
Oct 01, 2014 05:36 PM
Topic More on microphones -- the cheapo variety 15 Martin
Oct 01, 2014 04:03 PM
Topic "Cockroach" by Albert King 4 Ted Burke
Ted Burke
Oct 01, 2014 02:13 PM
Topic Best Compliment Ever! 9 MP
Oct 01, 2014 01:53 PM
Topic Little Walter's inheritors 4 kudzurunner
Oct 01, 2014 01:28 PM
Topic Rack Combos besides guitar and harmonica 10 Cabbage
Oct 01, 2014 01:05 PM
Topic Fred Sanford mentions Sugar Blue? 6 Todd Parrott
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Oct 01, 2014 11:27 AM
Topic PSA - Mojo Tweed Champ cabinet 1 HawkeyeKane
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Topic RP to PA -- not a love story. 20 Martin
Oct 01, 2014 11:13 AM
Topic Seydel w/ PowerBender Tuning & PT Gazell's Valves 32 HarpMan Freeman
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Oct 01, 2014 10:14 AM
Topic Serious stage presence here 4 Goldbrick
Oct 01, 2014 09:41 AM
Topic Am I stalking this guitarist? Opinions please 24 cliffy
Oct 01, 2014 09:33 AM
Topic Butterfield showing his rock side 2 Goldbrick
Oct 01, 2014 06:52 AM
Topic For Sale Page: 2014 237 Todd Parrott
Oct 01, 2014 06:40 AM
Topic The "Chicago" sound - Who has it? 40 atty1chgo
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Topic Exhaling Through the Harmonica 14 jnorem
Georgia Blues
Oct 01, 2014 12:07 AM
Topic Blues in Knoxville?? 4 LSC
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Topic Testing pedals at the soundcheck 3 Martic
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