Re: [Harp-L] Neill Young

Neil Young has several tunes that fluidly transition back and forth between the major key (first position) and the relative minor (4th position). He always plays as if it's in first, and just lets the chords do the work of putting what he's playing in first or fourth. Just us a G harp and don't over-think it. Listen a couple of times for the signature licks of the tune.
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From: Ken H in Ohio <airmojoken@xxxxxxxxx>
To: Steve Webb <swebb@xxxxxxxxxxx> 
Cc: harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2015 4:00 PM
Subject: Re: [Harp-L] Neill Young

Hi Steve... do you mean the song "Heart of Gold"... the version I have
is in Em, and I believe Neil is playing a G harp in 4th position.

Your bud in Ohio... Ken

On Fri, Oct 16, 2015 at 5:44 PM, Steve Webb <swebb@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I have been asked to learn the harmonica part on Neil Youngâs Band of Gold by next Friday, to play along with someone at a party. No rehearsal,  no pressure, just some friends gathering.
> Do I remember reading here somewhere in the past that he played this in something other than first or second position? I just gave it a quick listen and it sounded like first. Anyone who knows? Or should I just do like I always do and fake something in first or second?
> Thanks in advance.
> Steve in Minnesota

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