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

Brad, the 5ths/4ths thing IS 'by keys', C and G eve a lot more in common
than C and Db, which
is I think you mean by 'in keys'.
If I am looking to grab a harp during a gig, I'm thinking "What harp to I
want for this tune?"
If it's in E, and a low down blues, the standard A harp will do. If it's
something a bit two-beat-raggy,
I would probably use a low E harp. So I keep the A and the E harp together,
and so on for the rest.
There's more, but that's enough for now.

On 21 December 2013 05:10, harp <harp@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I have seen several people say that they organize their harps in their
> case by the circle of fifths. I'm giving it a try now, but I just wanted to
> understand why this organization is better than some other method like
> laying it out by keys.
> Thanks
> Brad
> > On Dec 20, 2013, at 12:59 PM, "MundHarp@xxxxxxx" <MundHarp@xxxxxxx>
> wrote:
> >
> > I have kept my harmonicas in a case, in the order of the circle of fitfhs
> > for many years... It makes it very easy to grab the right harp at a gig!
> > John "Whiteboy" Walden
> > Just now in a wintry but bonnie Scotland!
> >
> >
> > In a message dated 17/12/2013 17:16:16 GMT Standard Time, dougharps
>  writes:
> >
> > <<  Certainly it can be useful to have a Circle of Fifths for  reference.
> > However, years ago I started arranging my harps in order of the  Circle
> of
> > Fifths, and without any mnemonics or deliberate effort I soon had
>  memorized
> > the Circle of Fifths.  I still have them organized this  way.
> > It was an easy way to commit a lot of theory to memory.   >>

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