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Harmonica Lessons: Jazz Tune In 3rd Position: C Minor on B Flat Harp

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[MUSIC]
Hi,
I'm glad you dropped
into the Napa Jazz Lounge.
[MUSIC]
We're gonna play a little standard
jazz tune for you in third position.
But you might have noticed,
we're not in D minor anymore,
we're in
[MUSIC]
let's see, I'll pick up a C harp
[MUSIC]
we're in C minor.
So if I want to play in
third position in C minor.
The way it works is
third position is the second note of
the scale of the key of the harmonica.
So C is the second note of
the scale of the let's see,
we'll figure out the alphabet.
A, B, C, the second note of the B scale.
No it isn't.
It's the second note of the B flat scale.
[MUSIC]
This is where things get a little funny,
because when you have harmonicas
that are in black keys,
where the black key is the first note,
you have to start understanding a little
bit more of the scheme of things and
of the way music theory
works with the flat keys.
But B flat is gonna be a key that we're
gonna play quite a bit of jazz in.
We're gonna use the B
flat harp quite a bit.
And even in blues, a lot of blues
guys like to sing and play in F.
B flat is a wonderful harmonica because
it's in between being a mid range and
low harp, and
it's just got a wonderful tone.
It's a lot of harmonica player's
favorite harps are B flats.
Ask a lot of really good players and
they say,
yeah I really like
playing on a B flat harp.
So
[MUSIC]