[Harp-L] All this Positions and Modes stuff
Sun Oct 28 18:02:07 EDT 2018
On a C harp, all of the scales with a G root are 2nd position.
The Ab scale is 9th
The D scale is third
The Db scale is 8th.
When it comes to advanced music that changes tonal centers regularly
positional thinking is extremely helpful when dealing with harps other than
C. Know your numbers templates for all 12 positions and just apply the
correct position to the correct tonal center and then you don’t have to
know the names of the notes on the harp.
Whether or not you think positionally, you are using positions except in
music that has no tonal center.
On Sun, Oct 28, 2018 at 4:48 PM Arthur Jennings via Harp-L <
harp-l at xxxxx> wrote:
> Yes, if you're playing a G scale on a C harp, you're in second position,
> regardless of which G scale you're playing.
> Trying to stretch the definition of position to account for tonality,
> altered tunings or chromatic button status winds up complicating the issue
> past the point of usefulness, in my opinion.
> > On Oct 28, 2018, at 2:25 PM, Jerome P. <jersimuse at xxxxx> wrote:
> > ok, others would have a different definition, but why not.
> > So, considering this definition, what is the answer to my question ?
> > BTW, which root note are we talking about ? The one of the harmony, G ?
> > root of the mode I'm playing with ? The root of the scale from which the
> > mode comes from ?
> > Would you consider here that I play in 2nd position all the way long ?
> >> Le dim. 28 oct. 2018 à 22:04, Gary Lehmann <gnarlyheman at xxxxx> a
> écrit :
> >> Winslow Yerxa says positions are named by the root note, not the flavor
> >> scale.
> >> Sent from my iPhone
> >> On Oct 28, 2018, at 1:32 PM, Jerome P. <jersimuse at xxxxx> wrote:
> >> In which position or positions have I just played ?
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