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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.

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Aug 19, 2014 09:18 AM
Topic Not Quite Ready for Prime Time 31 florida-trader
florida-trader
Aug 19, 2014 07:27 AM
Topic Eric Clapton - Hoochie Coochie Man 2 atty1chgo
atty1chgo
Aug 19, 2014 04:10 AM
Topic It's not the blues, but it's fun to play 4 STME58
didjcripey
Aug 18, 2014 10:53 PM
Topic Chromatic harp - Carey Bell 4 atty1chgo
wolfkristiansen
Aug 18, 2014 10:48 PM
Topic Mike Caldwell one of the best Great at SPAH 5 Diggsblues
wolfkristiansen
Aug 18, 2014 09:55 PM
Topic Harp Reverb 18 Moon Cat
Gus
Aug 18, 2014 08:41 PM
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tf10music
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GMaj7
Aug 18, 2014 01:26 PM
Locked Topic Key To The Highway 38 BluesJacketman
kudzurunner
Aug 18, 2014 09:59 AM
Topic Suzuki Promaster 13 Leatherlips
bublnsqueak
Aug 18, 2014 07:04 AM
Topic OT:you shook me civil suit 18 groyster1
slackwater
Aug 18, 2014 04:10 AM
Topic New Jam Just Started at Harmonicaboogie.com 8 BeelzeBob
BeelzeBob
Aug 18, 2014 03:21 AM
Topic Todd Parrott great harmonica talent SPAH seminar 16 Diggsblues
KingBiscuit
Aug 17, 2014 03:49 PM
Topic why the "Real Blues Forum" is laughable 57 kudzurunner
jnorem
Aug 17, 2014 02:35 PM
Topic Dogs & Harps 8 Beavis
Honkin On Bobo
Aug 17, 2014 02:23 PM
Topic this is so strange 4 1847
nacoran
Aug 17, 2014 12:10 PM
Topic Nice blues jam in London 3 Hakan
GamblersHand
Aug 17, 2014 11:28 AM
Topic Calm- Breathe in, breathe out, play nice 8 nacoran
nacoran
Aug 17, 2014 11:04 AM
Topic Weary blues OT 5 Goldbrick
Goldbrick
Aug 17, 2014 09:15 AM
Topic O.T. - Original Robert Johnson Record For Sale 1 jnorem
jnorem
Aug 16, 2014 06:55 PM
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Goldbrick
Aug 16, 2014 04:14 PM
Locked Topic Bluesmen who have died from drugs, guns an knives 53 Frank
nacoran
Aug 16, 2014 01:05 PM
Topic OT: No dissenting voices allowed 1 dougharps
dougharps
Aug 16, 2014 12:56 PM
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Frank
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