RE: [Harp-L] Keys you need

I'd second that. Unless you are going to play in 1st position (E harp in key of E) the uses are pretty limited. If you play with someone who likes playing/singing in B (I do it a bit myself) OK.
Apart from that, 3rd position is F#, 4th, C# 5th, Ab, 6th, Eb. I'd go for an F, to play 2nd in C, and D to play in both D and A. A lot of trad country is in C G, D, A, and E. With your A, G and C, the F and D should cover most of the common keys. After that, I'd go to a Bb, for 2nd in F. 

>>> "Degregorio, Jeffery" <jeffery.degregorio@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 3/04/2012 4:58 >>>
I'm not that familiar with what keys country numbers are in, (I would guess F, D, C, A, G, Bb) but are you talking about using an E harp to play in the key of B (cross harp)? (if so, it's surprising it's that common)

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From: harp-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx [mailto:harp-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Timothy Kane
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Subject: Re: [Harp-L] Keys you need

I'd go for E, D, or B-flat. I've used an E harp on a lot of different country numbers. D and B-flat are good keys for blues songs in A or F.

                          Hawkeye Kane
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From: Tony Stephens <tnysteph@xxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Monday, April 2, 2012 1:44 PM
Subject: [Harp-L] Keys you need

If you could buy 3 harps what 3 keys would you want to have. Prices are going up at Bushman. I have a C by them. I have a A & G by Lee Oskar and a C special 20. So my question is which 2 keys by Bushman for playing country and blues?

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