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Harmonica Lessons: 3rd Position Basic: Min Pentatonic Scale, Min 6th Chord, Chromatic Harp

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[MUSIC]
You can also play
blues in the Dorian mode,
minor key blues.
And without knowing how to bend,
it's a little harder,
because you're limited in your range, but.
[MUSIC]
That's
called the minor
pentatonic scale.
I'll show you more about that later, and
also you can get what's
called a D minor sixth chord.
[MUSIC]
But it's kind of high, so
a lot of blues players will opt for
a low C harmonica, this is,
different companies make them.
This is an old honer low C that I have,
I've had this for years.
I think it's called the 365,
is that correct?
Yeah, it's 365.
It's got 12 holes or 14 holes?
14 holes, but
who's counting?And it's an octave lower.
[MUSIC]
And that is a really great sound for
the blues because your tongue
vamping on this D minor sixth chord,
which I'll show it to you on the piano,
it's.
[MUSIC]
It's these four notes,
its the four draw notes,
on a C harmonica, D, F, A, and B,
just coincidentally happens
to be a D minor sixth chord.
[MUSIC]
And some blues players even take it one
step further and
they'll pick up a chromatic harmonica.
Now I haven't shown you this yet.
This is a chromatic harmonica.
[SOUND] This is the button on
the end that gives you, basically,
the black keys of the piano.
I'm not gonna deal with that because
a lot of blues players will just play
a real simple blues in D
minor using the chromatic,
the same way that they would
use this low C harmonica.
[MUSIC]
This one is called the 64.
It goes down to the C below middle C,
an octave lower.
The same as this does, but
it has all those notes in it.
[MUSIC]
So basically you can play some very cool
sounding stuff in D minor for
blues without having
to know anything about the button
on he chromatic harmonica,
but you can just sweep your mouth over it.
[MUSIC]
You can get some cool sounds,
and I know a lot of you probably
have chromatic harmonicas.
Sometimes people think they have to buy
a present for this new harmonica player,
what's the best one in the store?
This one, and
you get the harmonica home and you go, but
I didn't want a chromatic harmonica.
So that's why I'm showing, partially,
why I'm showing you can play some very,
very simple blues in the third position
Dorian Mode, D minor on a chromatic
harmonica in the key of C, especially
if it's the big 16 holer called the 64.
[MUSIC]