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Harmonica Lessons: 12th Position Basic: "Amazing Grace"

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[MUSIC]
So now a few simple tunes in the Lydian
mode 12th, 1st flat position,
key of F, on the C harmonica.
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Some spirituals
fit really well.
I'm not even going to tell
you the name of this one.
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Of
course,
that's
Amazing
Grace.
And Swing Low, Sweet Chariot also works.
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And it also takes
advantage of the chordal
structure of the instrument.
Because the chords that we can
get in the Lydian mode are,
we can't get the F chord but
we can get the five chord, which is C.
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And we can get the two chord which
is called the dominant seventh chord.
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And the two chord is what would be
the blues position, it's second position.
So that now you can see that when
you get these different chords and
these different positions it's like gee,
if I'm playing on the two chord,
it's just like I'm playing the blues.
So if I slow down Swing Slow,
Sweet Chariot.
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Now I'm in
first position.
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And there's a little G7 chord.
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And then a.
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The C.
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Back to F.
And this is a little bit of showing you
how it is to play over chord changes.
This is what people have to start thinking
about when you're playing harder music.
And you see that it's totally
different playing over
chord changes in all of
these different positions.
Because you have the same chords
on the harmonica that have
different roles on the different keys.
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