Re: [Harp-L] Key of ? Notes to play?

             Hmm.....maybe there is some kind of cultural difference
lurking; here is a breakdown in the key of C as it is sung in my
Baa (C) Baa (C) Black (G) Sheep (G) Have (A) You (B) An-(C) -y-(A) Wool (G)

On 4 December 2012 11:08, Michael Rubin <michaelrubinharmonica@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> I would like to hear Rick sing baa baa.  You is the major sixth and is in
> all the octaves.  But he is correct, until you can overblow, there is no
> major seventh built into the harp.
> Michael Rubin
> On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 5:31 PM, Rick Dempster <rick.dempster@xxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:
>> Tony; the answers to your specific questions are 'yes' in both cases.
>> However I would qualify that by saying that all the notes on the
>> instrument
>> are 'OK' in either first or second position. The best way to understand
>> this is to try playing simple tunes in both positions. For example, 'Baa
>> Baa Black sheep' will work in first position without any difficulties. In
>> second position, you will most likely find that the note that falls on the
>> word 'You' as in 'Have YOU any wool'; will not be readily available to you
>> in the middle octave. This wouldn't matter if you were playing a blues, as
>> that note (the major 7th, or F# on a C harp in second position) is not a
>> fundamental part of the blues scale. The nearest you will get is an 'F' ,
>> or the flat 7th, which is perfect for a blues.
>> The best way of understanding is by doing. Just try every tune you can
>> think of in both positions. Use your ear, and forget tabs. It seems like
>> hard work, but you will learn faster.
>> Good luck.
>> On 3 December 2012 08:47, Tony Stephens <tnysteph@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > Ok question the song is in the key of C so 1st position the notes CEG?
>> So
>> > could you use these 3 notes for a song & be ok?
>> > If you play 2nd position G would the holes be GBD? Could you use these 3
>> > notes and be ok?
>> > I hope to talk to Matthew Smart tomorrow by phone on this one.
>> > Trying to learn the flow of the notes to the key of the song. I hope
>> that
>> > is the right way to say it. Just trying to learn. Thanks Tony Stephens
>> >
>> > Sent from my iPhone
>> >
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>> Rick Dempster
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