[Harp-L] Relative Major

Michael Rubin michaelrubinharmonica@xxxxx
Thu Oct 12 18:04:39 EDT 2017

The original recording is key of A minor using a G harp in third position.

On Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 4:22 PM Hellerman, Steven L. <
shellerman at xxxxx> wrote:

> 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).
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> 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?
> Thanks

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