Re: [Harp-L] Sax and Harmonica

I dunno, the "usual" way is pretty tidy, too.  For a Bb instrument,
you go one whole step up from the concert pitch: C->D, G->A, Eb->F,
etc.  For an Eb instrument, you go down a minor third from concert
pitch: C->A, G->E, Eb->C, etc.  Maybe I've had more of a background in
music theory than some, having played some type of instrument in a
structured fashion since I was 7 or 8 years old.  But this seems
pretty plain to me.


On Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 2:01 PM, Robert Hale <robert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> oooh that's tidy! I can DO that.
> thanks
> Robert Hale
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> On Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 7:49 AM, Doug Schroer <dougharps@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> You can also use the circle of 5ths to easily figure it out:
>> Start by locating the key of the instrument on the circle of 5ths.
>> Looking at the key signature of the piece of music written for that
>> instrument, go counterclockwise the number of flats, or clockwise the
>> number of sharps around the circle of fifths.
>> Where you end up is the actual key of the song based on a C instrument.
>> Choose whatever harmonica you want to use to play in that key based on your
>> choice of position.
>> Doug S.

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