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Harmonica Lessons: 2nd Position Cross Harp: "John Hardy" and Triple Tonguing

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[MUSIC]
Now I want to play
a bluesy country tune.
Remember I was talking to you about
the people from the British Isles really
liking this mixolydian mode.
And a lot of their folk
music is in that mode,
and here is a song called John Hardy.
And it uses the same chords.
It's that four chord and
the one chord, and
I don't even know if there is a five
chord in it, but it starts on the four.
It goes
[MUSIC]
it's the C chord and
the G chord.
[MUSIC]
So, with the tongue
vamping method it goes like this.
[MUSIC]
I bent
a note,
sorry.
[MUSIC]
And
you can hear it goes up
to that flat seventh.
[MUSIC]
Now I ended
with triple
tonguing.
And it sounds like it's really hard but
it's not.
With the double tonguing it's
[MUSIC].
You're going duca chaka duca
chaka duca chaka duca chaka.
So
[MUSIC]
duca on the inhale
[MUSIC]
and chaka on the exhale.
[MUSIC]
With the triple tonguing it's,
if you can say it you can play it.
It's hidala hadala, hidala, hadala.
[MUSIC]
Hidalda, it's more hidalda, sorry.
[MUSIC]
And all you have to do is just instead of
saying it you're not actually letting
your vocal chords resonate but
you're making the [NOISE] while
you're playing the harmonica.
So hidala is on the in breath,
hadala is on the outbreath.
[MUSIC]
If you really wanna impress some people,
do this for them and they'll just go nuts.
[LAUGH] And you can do it with one note,
[MUSIC]
two notes,
[MUSIC]
three note chords,
[MUSIC]
four notes,
[MUSIC]
five notes.
[MUSIC]
Really great sound.
And the duca chaka is pretty cool too.
[MUSIC]
That was a little more
syncopated just to give you
a little idea of what's to come.
So I think I've covered
everything that I wanted to here.
And if you wanna send
me any hidala hadalas,
I'll offer you a little critique on them.
And the same thing with John Hardy,
if you want to play that one and
send it to me that's fine, and
simple blues stuff without bending notes.
I don't know if, I'd say I'm just
showing you those things now just as
a precursor to when you're going to
really play blues knowing how to bend.
But that's probably about
all I can really say about
the second position at this level.
[MUSIC]