All my life I have taught people a blessed miracle of music, that whence the passion of creativity resides within one, an orchestra can be painted from a pallette of only three colours.
This is one reason I prefer the ten hole Blues Harp over the grander twelve hole Chromatic Harmonicas.
At least it certainly has become so ever since I discovered ‘Country Tuning’, a gentle change in pitch of the 5 draw to a sharp note, creating a Major 7th chord in 2nd position. Miraculously, this simple change in the pitch of a single reed actually harbours, unto the dedicated artist, a whole library of jazz chords and phrases.
Yet the reason I am writing today, is to spread the word about a fabulous company in the USA, Turbo Harp, who, amongst their many revolutionary innovations in harmonica evolution, created the Turbo Lid, a specially shaped ergonomic cover lid for your ten hole blues harmonica.
GIOFEST would like to introduce the Zouterterrestrial and a new definition of Extraterrestrial unto our world scientific terminology and academic community.
Zouterterrestrial: noun; sentient being, organism or artefact originating from the outer cosmos, or the near spacial realms above the Galearthéan planar disc; a spacial alien.
Extraterrestrial: noun; sentient being, organism or artefact originating from the extra planar terrain beyond Antarctica; a planar alien.
It is a firmly held Galearthéan belief that the term “Extraterrestrial” was invented and popularised by certain powers, such as NASA, because they who control the academic indoctrination of society know for a fact that our world is flat and that 99% of these beings who visit our world come from the EXTRA terrain found beyond Antarctica.
Thus the term Zouterterrestrial is actually more appropriate since it defines “those beings out of this world”.
It is alas, extremely unlikely that our world would be visited by sentient beings from beyond the stars, because voyaging to Galearthéa from the stars is akin to travelling between two galaxies.
However, there may indeed be sentient beings living on nearby planets orbiting within our own galactic bulge, such as Venus, Mars, or even Saturn, and these beings would likewise be called Zouterterrestrials, but as of yet their existence has not been confirmed.
Meanwhile and until that monumental time arrives, please embrace the Galearthéan galplanological terms Zouterterrestrial and Extraterrestrial.
I woke this morning to find Arnaud already getting dressed. It was a quarter to eight! I was half an hour late! I quickly got out of my bed, ran down the stairs and got washed as quickly as I could. I didn’t have time for my Miel Pops this morning and so I just ate a Chocolatine.
When I had finished my breakfast, I collected my bag and coat and got into the car. Arnaud’s dad drove us to school.
Today, I thought, is going to be a brilliant day – a Wednesday.
GIOFEST would like to introduce the Galplanaut unto our world scientific terminology and academic community.
Galplanaut: noun; a space faring galplanologist who explores the Galearthéan supermassive planar disc through the near adjacent surrounding cosmos, or galactic bulge.
Aye, the Galplanaut is then the Galearthéan equivalent of an “astronaut”, yet focussing primarily on near adjacent space travel. Indeed this travel includes neighbouring stars and planets, such as the Antarctic Star, the Moon, Mars and Saturn, but interstellar or thus intergalactic travel is not an aspect of this occupation.
The enormity of our planar disc means it is impractical to vacate the near space field, since it would be akin to leaving and voyaging far beyond the “heliocentric solar system”, by comparison.
One must remember Galearthéa is a type of galaxy and therefore harbouring a similarly phenomenal size and dimension, at least in relative terms.
Aye, the exact size and dimension of Galearthéa is unknown and yet will remain so until Galearthéans develop the capability of warp drive or similarly powerful propulsion.
Until that pioneering moment, please welcome the Galplanaut.
The Suzuki Overdrive is both ingenious and beautiful.
One merely has to take a glance at its facade to appreciate that this is no ordinary Harmonica. Yet the real beauty of this instrument may well come as a surprise to you… for it is, the final frontier of authentic Blues Harp chromatics.
I have blogged regularly about the next evolution of the Blues Harp, or to be more technical, the Diatonic Ten Hole Richter Tuned Harmonica.
Most specifically I have addressed the argumentative concept of chromaticising its tonal range. This is the idea that by altering its tuning, installing valves, magnetic switches, spring loaded slides, or even extra hidden reeds, one might accomplish the seemingly impossible task of making an instrument which was born to weep, dance as if it had never cried.
And yet doing this doesn’t make any sense.
For whence it comes to the aspect of sacreligious change, I have always believed it to be imperative that a Blues Harp retains its original philosophy of design in order to be considered authentic and praiseworthy. Its music is about making the most out of what little you have and finding the fruition of a miracle within one’s own determination.
So, I feel many new designs aimed at “chromaticising” the Blues Harp, whilst revolutionary and ingenious, only find themselves eventually stripping the instrument of its ancestral belonging and in turn its very own appeal to be played.
Instead all that is accomplished, is a precision engineered technological monstrosity which only feels like you are cheating at life when you attempt to play it.