Re: [Harp-L] Circle of Fifths (Circle of Fourths) and Positions

Thank you Doug. This is extremely useful.

> On Dec 20, 2013, at 1:44 PM, "Doug Schroer" <dougharps@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> As I posted in my 2nd post above:
> _______________
> Arranging my harps by order of CoF was originally so I could find the harp
> for Crossharp/2nd position easily.  I didn't start out wanting to learn a
> lot of theory.  I found it confusing and slow to check a Circle diagram and
> then locate the correct harp for 2nd position.  So I arranged them in order
> of CoF  in a harp case.
> As I began playing other positions I realized it was easy and clear to see
> which harp I could use for different positions.   When I had it memorized
> (just by picking up harps that were in order of CoF) I realized that it was
> really useful in many ways.
> <snip>
> The modes that are easily available in 3rd, 4th, and 5th positions are
> minor modes (Dorian, Aeolian, Phrygian), and you can take advantage of this
> to play minor songs without needing many bends or overbends.   I use the
> CoF to help choose harps to play minor songs in those positions.  NOTE: You
> aren't restricted to playing only in those modal scales in those positions,
> they are just easily available and helpful in those positions.
> _____________
> When you lay them out by Circle of Fifths the positions are right there, in
> order.  Plus, you learn the Circle, which has LOTS of music information in
> it.

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