[Harp-L] Relative Major
Hellerman, Steven L.
Thu Oct 12 17:21:51 EDT 2017
Last Dance With Mary Jane is in Am. The relative major being C, so yes you would use a C harp (4th position) and play it straight harp, that's what is on the record.
However, you would have a lot more run playing it in 2nd (D harp) or 3rd position (G harp).
I say 2nd, but some other folks around here say 3rd. (This was a discussion sometime last year, I think.)
Probably played that tune at least 200 times, likely more. Still not tired of it (and I can sing the harmony on the chorus like perfect; it's fun).
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2017 04:15:17 -0400
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I have been asked to play harp on ?Last Dance with Mary Jane? by Tom Petty this weekend. The song is in A Minor, so I assume I need a C Major harp. I?ve been reading that a G Major harp should be used. Any suggestions?
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