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Harmonica Lessons: 4th Position Aeolian: Scales and Exercises

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[MUSIC]
Okay, now we're at the Aeolian mode which
is also, as you know,
called the fourth position.
So, on the C harmonica here,
it's an A, A minor.
[SOUND] And now that we can bend,
we can actually play that A.
Before, we were limited to
tunes way up in the top.
[MUSIC]
So now, even though it's not very much
fun to try to hit that dead on.
[MUSIC]
We can play
the Aeolian mode
from the bottom
of the harmonica
to the top.
It's always best to
start on the first note.
And then if you have leftover stuff
afterwards, you can keep going down.
[MUSIC]
You can even
keep going.
[MUSIC]
Then it stops.
[MUSIC]
Whoops.
The imaginary B and A that aren't there.
So we have this full range and
we can do all the exercises
that we did in the other modes.
[MUSIC]
And
the one that
goes leapfrog.
[MUSIC]
You can
take it as far up
as you want.
All the way up to the stratosphere.
We can do the triads.
[MUSIC]
[LAUGH]
Running
out of
notes.
But we can run around this whole
harmonica in that minor key.
So now, we can play all sorts of
tunes in the A minor position,
the fourth position, Aeolian,
on the diatonic harmonica in the key of C.
[MUSIC]