Posted Wed, 11/25/2015 - 08:09 by David Barrett Admin
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Posted Fri, 11/20/2015 - 09:45 by David Barrett Admin
Moving this hook to 1st Position you probably noticed an issue with the IV7 Chord.
The I7 is C Bb C, which is played on 4+ 3' 4+, no problem, it sounds good.
The V7 is G F G, which is 2 2" 2 and 6+ 5 6+, again, sounds great.
The IV7 is F Eb F. F is not a problem (2" and 5), but Eb is only found on 8'+, 1OB (1 overblow) and 4OB (4 overblow). For this reason, many players will not choose to play this common hook in 1st Position.
Posted Thu, 11/19/2015 - 08:37 by David Barrett Admin
What you found yesterday was that the notes were the same between the two positions. This is another way of looking at how positions work... simply find the same notes on any other harmonica and you are playing in a "position." Look at the C harmonica now and figure out how to play this hook in 1st Position.
Posted Wed, 11/18/2015 - 07:41 by David Barrett Admin
Take a look at the 2nd Position (F harp) and 3rd Position (Bb harp) versions of the hook example and reference them to the note chart below. Figure out which notes are being played for each chord and write them down.
Posted Tue, 11/17/2015 - 08:11 by David Barrett Admin
Ryan Walker (Intermediate student on the site) and I play the examples for you in today's video post at https://www.facebook.com/bluesharmonica/ or at top left of the site in David's Corner for this month (November).
Posted Thu, 11/12/2015 - 08:14 by David Barrett Admin
Now that you've played the hook as it's presented in the song and experimented with adding textures for variation, how about using deletion as a way to bring interest? Experiment with this and see what type of ideas you come up with. I'll share some of my thoughts tomorrow.