So, a bit about me. My first instrument was drums, but when I heard the first Paul Butterfield Blues Band album I became a harminica player. I was a good player, too, I could play "Roller Coaster" note for note.
Later I started studying music theory and that led to me to the chromatic. I got an exercise book for flute, the flute has pretty much the same range as the three octave chromatic. So that was my practice book. This was back in the early 70's.
Theory came easily to me and I had a good ear. Soon I was pretty good on the chromatic but, as my user name says, just okay. So I went to New York to study at Turtle Bay music school. i think this was 1975-76. i went there because that school had a chromatic harmonica department, headed by Cham Ber Wang. My teacher was Robert Bonfiglio. It was he who introduced me to the CBH 16. Boy do I wish I still had one of those.
I was playing in a band in New York but I wasn't making much money, so I had to leave after two semesters. When I got back to Atlanta I was fortunate enough to be recommended for a studio date, and that's what started my career as a studio musician. I was the first-call harmonica player, because I could read music and take direction. Boy I loved that, and the money was good.
Then came MIDI.
And time passed, I had to go back to the drums to make money and the harmonica was placed on the back burner. I still did the odd recording session on chromatic, but that was rare. My weapon if choice was and is the Meisterclasse. It's a good instrument.
And now I'm 58 years old. I don't play music much anymore. My wife, she's the breadwinner.
I found this forum today so I joined. I intend to start playing again, but I'm having trouble figuring out a way to get back into it, to get my chops back.
So. That's me.