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#beginquote# I don't think harmonica has a poor image, it is just not well known. Where teenagers have parents who listem to blues, of course, it is familiar to them, and the combination of harmonica and guitar appeals to almost everyone, in almost any culture, I find. The technique called "'cross harp"', where the key of the harp used is matched to the sub-dominant of the key the guitar plays in is easy to play in it's basic form and lots of fun to play, as well. Here's an interesting cultural combination example involving harmonica: I have a class of Australian Aboriginal and Fijian teenagers at the moment doing Blues Harp in half the class and guitar in the other. They love harmonica and most can improvise great solos on either instrument. At the moment we are working on a harp solo for "'People Get Ready"" with A Cappella vocals..... Toonz, at 41 you are a mere stripling..I regularly have private guitar students in their 60's and 70's, I have one lady 74 at the moment learning ""Summertime"", from Porgy and Bess as a guitar solo:) #endquote#
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