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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 Square of the Roots 3 HawkeyeKane
Jul 17, 2014 02:18 PM
Topic Good song for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd position 9 Philosofy
Jul 17, 2014 08:27 AM
Topic "RIP J. W." 1 Rarko
Jul 17, 2014 12:24 AM
Topic deep Seattle blues 2 kudzurunner
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Topic Rare vintage amps for harp 17 hohnerjones
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Topic Harp Mic Musings 55 jnorem
Jul 16, 2014 01:21 PM
Topic OT - Shutup...Listen for 3 minutes! 13 JustFuya
Jul 16, 2014 10:47 AM
Topic Interesting- Cultural Appropriation? 12 Goldbrick
Jul 16, 2014 10:33 AM
Topic BUSKINGS... W A R S - You'd Lose :) 2 Frank
Jul 16, 2014 03:05 AM
Topic "Roller Coaster" pulls Franks crank LIVE :) 6 Frank
Jul 15, 2014 05:07 PM
Topic N'awlins, Y'all! 3 wolfkristiansen
Jul 15, 2014 12:48 PM
Topic Stylistic Question -- Playing in Patterns 25 Nibiria
Jul 15, 2014 12:24 PM
Topic Miles Davis on "Pattern Playing" 41 The Iceman
Jul 15, 2014 12:23 PM
Topic Sho Blu Shuffle Acoustically yours 13 Frank
Jul 15, 2014 12:22 PM
Topic Swing/Jump Blues 3 Steve Harvell
Jul 15, 2014 12:01 PM
Topic Challenge for IMAGINATIVE harmonica players ! 92 Frank
Jul 15, 2014 07:53 AM
Topic Larry Carlton Interview Clinic - What You Must 3 atty1chgo
Jul 15, 2014 05:48 AM
Topic Ten Hole Half Step Bend 9 Philosofy
Jul 15, 2014 01:33 AM
Topic First Show: What to do? 11 Ugly Bones Ryan
Jul 14, 2014 04:08 PM
Topic Boogie harp in the streets with my battery amp 3 Hakan
Jul 14, 2014 12:25 PM
Topic CHARLIE HADEN, RIP 4 Ted Burke
Ted Burke
Jul 14, 2014 10:14 AM
Topic Bluesman: the early years 4 harpnoodler
Jul 13, 2014 11:38 AM
Topic OT - Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts 4 KingoBad
Jul 13, 2014 10:06 AM
Topic Sho Blu Shuffle Electrically yours 2 Frank
Jul 13, 2014 07:56 AM


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