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Harmonica Lessons: 3rd Position Intermediate: Exercises and Minor Blues

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[MUSIC]
So we can take the Dorian mode and
play all these things in it like.
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The same way
we did with the major scale.
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They're the same notes, but
we're starting at a different point.
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We're in that D,
that minor mode with the raised sixth.
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So, after you run up and
down these things for awhile,
the whole instrument
is connected together.
And this key is also a very good
key to play minor blues in,
because you can play that
simple blues lick now,
the one that I've been
doing in cross harp.
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Now four draw instead of
being the fifth, is the tonic
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So it's a minor blues.
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That lick
starts on
eight draw.
It's eight draw, seven blow,
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six draw, six draw bend,
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six blow bend, six blow rather,
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five draw, four draw.
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And you can continue it down.
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So you can play the same run in two
octaves, the same bluesy lick, and
you can't do that In cross harp,
or in first position.
So this is really a cool
key to play blues in,
even if it's not a minor blues,
it'll work.
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