Re: [Harp-L] Key of ? Notes to play?
Arthur Jennings pointed out 2 single bend is the 7th is cross. True. As
is 9 bend. I wasn't specific because the conversation seemed to be about
the second octave.
Rick, I hear the melody now. My two year old and all her favorite Baa Baa
vdieos use the sixth.
On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 6:13 PM, Rick Dempster <rick.dempster@xxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:
> 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
>>> 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
>>> word 'You' as in 'Have YOU any wool'; will not be readily available to
>>> in the middle octave. This wouldn't matter if you were playing a blues,
>>> 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?
>>> > 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
>>> > 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
>>> > is the right way to say it. Just trying to learn. Thanks Tony Stephens
>>> > Sent from my iPhone
>>> Rick Dempster
>>> RMIT Libraries
> Rick Dempster
> RMIT Libraries
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