[Harp-L] Misirlou on harmonica

Gary Lehmann gnarlyheman@xxxxx
Sat May 18 00:45:11 EDT 2019

Why sure!
Blow is Ab C Db F, and repeats. 
Draw is B Db E G, and repeats. 
I am saying D-flat for both blow and draw, but since it is an E minor six, you can think of the draw note as a C-sharp.
So draw one has three notes, draw two has only one note, draw three has three notes, and draw four has two notes, if you include the draw bends. 
I understand that you can play this song on a regular diatonic, but you have to be really good with the draw bends. 

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> On May 17, 2019, at 8:14 PM, John Kerkhoven <solo_danswer at xxxxx> wrote:
> Far out Gary. I play that tune on a Bb harp - 5th pos. It’s tricky no matter. 
> Db maj7 blow and Em6 draw you say...
> Could I ask you to spell out the tuning table for the whole harp just to see it?
> John
>> On May 17, 2019, at 8:48 PM, Gary Lehmann <gnarlyheman at xxxxx> wrote:
>> Hi gang,
>> I  tuned a harmonica to *double harmonic major *and was not quite sure what
>> it would work with--turns out it works for the tune "Misirlou" which we all
>> know from the Dick Dale version, which was in Pulp Fiction.
>> Here is a video I made demonstrating the harp.
>> https://youtu.be/Vnq-q6TJ6Hk
>> This tune is usually played in D, but DD plays it in E, so maybe I can get
>> away with playing it in C. We will see . . . I haven't mastered the draw
>> bends for the ascending chromatic fragment going into the Bridge, but the
>> harp is fully chromatic with draw bends.
>> I might try to retune a solo tuned harp to this tuning, again, we will see
>> . . .

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