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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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Topic Low D harp or Low F ???? 9 Yunusuu
Nov 10, 2012 05:29 AM
Topic Howdy 10 Hobostubs Ashlock
Hobostubs Ashlock
Nov 09, 2012 08:05 PM
Topic Check out this super harp player! 20 Yunusuu
Greg Heumann
Nov 09, 2012 05:05 PM
Topic OT...Vocal Cords 7 Frank
Nov 09, 2012 04:13 PM
Topic my ist hohner in 20 years 22 Jehosaphat
Nov 09, 2012 03:33 PM
Topic M and P 81 Transribing chromatically, low to highs 2 Michael Rubin
Michael Rubin
Nov 09, 2012 03:32 PM
Topic Black Crowes with Taj Mahal. -Leavin Trunk 25 atty1chgo
Nov 09, 2012 03:03 PM
Topic Astatic 333-6 Mic Question 5 Chamsya
Nov 09, 2012 02:11 PM
Topic Chromatic Hohner Discovery 48 17 MP
Nov 09, 2012 02:06 PM
Topic "Tone Hopping" bf delx rev vs. BMRI vs acoustic 3 bonedog569
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Topic Sharing a video 6 Dog Face
Rick Davis
Nov 09, 2012 11:17 AM
Topic Help Me Win A Contest! 9 harpdude61
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Topic Harmonica Hawk Blues 1 Hakan
Nov 08, 2012 11:49 PM
Topic Watch that harp case!! 11 harmonicanick
John Woolcock
Nov 08, 2012 06:36 PM
Topic New Dub/Blues Album from Tom Walbank 14 DevonTom
Nov 08, 2012 04:11 PM
Topic OT: Prisencolinensinainciusol 22 nacoran
Nov 08, 2012 02:48 PM
Topic OT Sandy 14 laurent2015
Nov 08, 2012 01:21 PM
Topic Baby Can I Change My Mind? Tyrone Davis 13 MP
Nov 08, 2012 10:47 AM
Topic Help with next mic choice... 27 KingoBad
Nov 08, 2012 10:29 AM
Topic New Seydel Big Six in different keys and colors 16 WestVirginiaTom
Nov 08, 2012 06:50 AM
Topic No. 365 2 Kyzer Sosa
Nov 08, 2012 02:44 AM
Topic Key to the Highway -This guy is good! Bobby B. 16 isaacullah
Nov 07, 2012 11:03 PM
Topic Harp play on Pete Townshend's White City tour? 5 MN
Nov 07, 2012 07:56 PM
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Topic Walter Horton as an Accompanist 23 wolfkristiansen
JD Hoskins
Nov 07, 2012 11:23 AM


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