Well I guess you are looking for something here so,
I was introduced to the harmonica when I was maybe 7 or 8 years old by "Brother Benson" at our Nazarene Church. He was a classic thin old guy that just flat played anything. I got a harmonica somehow and started playing with him "Stick with it Davy... you'll get the hang of it... just listen and play, play and listen, find the sounds..." He'd play something and I'd try to repeat it...
I played harmonica for a short time but there was no place for harmonica in 4th grade band class, so I started playing trumpet and never looked back. *Until I retired. Now my focus is on the harmonica.
I'm having great times with my harp playing. I rarely miss a day and I pack harps with me everywhere.
Although I occasionally read music for horn and keyboard... when it comes to harmonica I'm am strictly an ear-est.
I now play Richter (blues), Semi-circular (Folk/blues), and Circular (pop/ballads/jazz/classical). I also play a little solo and circular tuned chromatic. I've tried other tunings but they didn't stick.
I have a mix of quality harps. I thought I'd find a favorite but I honestly like them all for different reasons.
I'm building a full set of custom 7 hole harps made from salvaged Marine Bands. I've made a few for friends.
I'm pretty serious about my playing but I'm not a public performer.
contact me: dchurch*q.com
Someone said "Time flies when you are having fun" I must be having fun because 3 years have flown by since my late update.
I believe the the portability and personality of the harmonica makes it the most enjoyable and most versatile instrument ever invented.
In the past 3 years I meet several fantastic harmonica players and really appreciate the tips and advise that have been shared with me.
My most recent undertaking has been designing harmonica mutes and other accessories. More about that can be found at www.dbombmute.com