[Harp-L] Questions on Bending/OB/OD and Scales/Music/TAB

Winslow Yerxa winslowyerxa@xxxxx
Tue Apr 25 15:20:07 EDT 2017

Bending Draw 5 *not* a note? Tell that to Little Walter. 
In his hit recording "Juke," Walter bends draw 5 as part of a musical line, *making* it a note at about 0:42, and again at 1:13. Nobody else was doubling his line, so there was no question of being in tune with somebody else.
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      On Sun, Apr 23, 2017 at 8:42 PM, Steve Hayes <bigbandrhythm at xxxxx>

> Um,... Bending draw 5 may be considered bluesy or soulful by some, but you
> won't be in tune with anybody else. There isn't a note there. If you are
> going to bend something, bend in tune with something.


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