Irish Harp -> Can’t Understand the Reversed Slider talk, please help
Hi all, I’m James, sadly, a newbie to most things harmonica, and all things played Irish. (only dabbled in blues harp)
I’m Considering getting a Chromatic Harmonica as a first main harmonica (I’ve played around a little with diatonic blues, but nothing serious, no real scale memory or anything). I’m trying to get ONE UNIT that will do most of what I want (I know, nearly impossible, but humor me).
***I WANT TO PLAY IRISH/FIDDLE TUNES EXCLUSIVELY. I love the droning ballad type (heard in a concertina), and the jigs and reel of pipes and fiddles.
After reading comments online, articles, seller sites, etc… I’ve come to this —> a Solo Tuned Chrom in 10 or 12 holes, with REVERSE SLIDER is the best offering for a lower price.
So,The big question because I can’t get my head around it is this: Most people say KEY OF G is the MOST COMMONLY PLAYED for this type. Followed by KEY OF D. But the REVERSE SLIDER DOESNT WORK WELL
…….I read on the Session List and elsewhere that a REVERSE SLIDER on a B/C CHROMATIC will give the most Common tunes.
HOW CAN A STRAIGHT G OR D BE THE MOST COMMON, AND, A REVERSE B/C "ALSO" BE SAID TO PLAY THE MOST COMMON
(by most common I mean will play many tunes in the same fashion and key as folund in Fiddle and Concertina Tunes)
Can someone PLEASE Make this like SILLY SIMPLE ?
I got one kick at the can to buy something (sadly, can not buy a few and see the difference.
THANKS FOR ANY ASSISTANCE !!
(sorry for the dazed and confused newbie)