Re: [Harp-L] positions you can use on diatonic

Larry and everyone,
Although many people equate positions with modes or scales, they do
not understand what a position is.

If I play in the key of G on a C harp, I am in second position.  It
does not matter if I am playing the G Mixolydian scale or the G
harmonic minor scale or any scale or mode.  The thing that makes it
second position is that in the Circle of Fifths, the name of the harp
is the starting point and therefore is first position, move clockwise
from there to G and that makes it second position.
Michael Rubin

On Sat, Mar 31, 2012 at 8:05 AM, Jim Rumbaugh
<jrumbaug@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Originally asked "But still, most people cannot play 12 positions or can
> they?"
> As diatonic player of 10 years, 6 enough for my needs, 3 for major, 3 for
> minor.
> I am impressed by:
> 1) the number of people that play more than 6 positions
> 2) the number of people that wont play more than 1 or 2
> I see both ends.
> For now, and my needs, 6 is enough

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