Re: [Harp-L] playing third position
just don't ever play the root note. Playing the root note is for bassists.
>From: Dave Murray [mailto:dmurray777@xxxxxxx]
>Sent: Tuesday, June 5, 2007 07:38 PM
>Cc: 'Chris Michalek'
>Subject: Re: [Harp-L] playing third position
>From: "Chris Michalek" <chris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> You don't need to know OBs to play in 11th so don't let that stop you.
>This confuses me. On a C harp, 11th position would be plaing in the key of
>I = Bb = 3' [x] 10+' (no octave tonic without an ob).
>II = C = 1+ 4+ 7+ 10+ (OK)
>iii = Db = 1' 4' [x] (OK for minor/blues at the low end)
>III = D = 1 4 8 (OK)
>IV = Eb = [x] [x] 8+' (only major pent does not need IV)
>v = E = 2+ 5+ 8+ (OK)
>V = F = 2'' 5 8 (OK)
>VI = G = 2 3+ 6+ 9+ (OK)
>vii = Ab = 3''' 6' [x] (minor OK at low end of harp)
>VII = A = 3'' 6 10 (OK)
>The reason that I've avoided 11th position is that it requires an ob to get
>an octave of the tonic, and an ob to get the IV except up high. That seems
>like a big deal to me. How do you play 11th position without ob? What am I
>> Maybe I'll make a you tube video of this stuff. Do you guys want that?
>I'd be quite happy to get a free YouTube lesson from you. I'd a bit
>surprised that I haven't noticed anyone respond, perhaps I missed it.
>Peace and music,
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