[Harp-L] What key is the band in?

Michael Rubin michaelrubinharmonica@xxxxx
Wed Nov 2 12:57:55 EDT 2016

When a guitarist tells me which harp to play,  I sing the next song and say
"We're in G!  That means you put your fingers right here."
Michael Rubin

On Wed, Nov 2, 2016 at 11:45 AM, Harpin' J.Scott <harpinj.scott at xxxxx>

> One thing I've run into quite a bit is that, when a harp player is asking
> the key, they will give you the key of the harp they think you should be
> playing, not the key the band is playing in. That's the main reason I
> started watching the guitar (or bass) players fingers on the fretboard.
> My two cents...
> On Nov 2, 2016 12:27 PM, "Dan Hazen" <bluesmandan76 at xxxxx> wrote:
> You'll need to be able to identify the key based on what you see the hands
> of the bass player or the guitar player doing. You might be able to ask the
> bass player, as someone else suggested, but unfortunately many players are
> clueless as to the key and have zero knowledge of music theory, and can't
> help, so you'll need to be able to look at their hands and see the notes
> they're playing.

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