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Harmonica Lessons: 4th Position C Harp: Minor Pentatonic Scale

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[MUSIC]
So the next tune I'd
like to play for you is a very,
very famous American song
called Summertime.
We are also going to
perform it with a band.
But summer time is bluesy and
it also uses what's called the minor
pentatonic scale a little bit.
Because the minor pentatonic scale is
a lot like the notes that you play for
the blues, which people
sometimes call the blues scale.
I don't like using the word blues scale,
but
I'll just say that the notes that are
played in the blues are very similar and
sometimes exactly the same as
the minor pentatonic scale.
[MUSIC]
Which is one, flat three,
four, five, flat seven.
And it's very easy to do in fourth
position as it is also in third.
[MUSIC]
So you see Star of the County Down
has that same melody.
[MUSIC]
That's all the notes of the minor
pentatonic scale,
pentatonic means five note.
[MUSIC]
And in the minor key it's one,
flat three, four,
five, flat seven, one.
So the notes that I'm playing on
the harmonica are A, C, D, E, and G.
The holes starting way up high here,
are six draw, seven blow,
eight draw, eight blow,
nine blow, and six, and ten draw.
[MUSIC]
And going down is six draw, six blow,
five blow, four draw, four blow.
[MUSIC]
And then the A that isn't there.
[MUSIC]