[Harp-L] country scale questions
Tue May 8 14:32:38 EDT 2018
Thanks Michael- I'm mostly first position, and the 1 draw 2 blow threw me off, but that makes total sense... especially the point about it being the lowest possible notes on the scale.
curious, do you have any bluesy type scales that aren't "standard"?? anything that is unique??
On Tuesday, May 8, 2018 11:00:24 AM, Michael Rubin <michaelrubinharmonica at xxxxx> wrote:
This is more often called the major pentatonic scale, since it has five distinct notes, G A B D E.
Since we are in second position the scale is in the key if G on a C harp. But your tab begins on 1 draw, which is D.
That’s because 1 draw D is the lowest note that is on your C harp that is within the scale. It sounds great when improvising in a song in G major and it doesn’t have to be country music. It can even soubd good in a blues song when combined with bluesier scales
However to truly hear what this scale sounds like you should practice beginning on 2 draw and go up to 6 blow and back to 2 draw.
Then you could do a second octave 6 blow, 6 draw, 7 draw, 8 draw, 8 blow 9 blow
Then you could keep going higher to 10 draw and 10 blow single bend.
Personally I practice from 2 draw, ascend to 10 blow single bend, descend to one draw and finally ascend to 2 draw.
This scale is essentially the G major scale
G A B C D E F# G
Without the C and the F#.
In scale numbers it is 1 2 3 5 6 8
On Tue, May 8, 2018 at 11:10 AM, ian osborn via Harp-L <harp-l at xxxxx> wrote:
just learning about the country scale, and want to make sure I have it accurately...
-play it in 2nd position-it is 1 draw, 2 blow, 2 draw, 3 draw full step, 3 draw, 4 draw, 5 blow, 6 blow
and how does it relate to scales?? in other words, is it based on a particular musical scale??
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