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Harmonica Lessons: 5th Position: Scales and Patterns

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So, now here we are again
at the fifth position.
And just to remind you what fifth
position is, the way you find it on
the harmonica is it's the third note of
the scale of the key of the harmonica.
So, if you have a C harp, you go C,
D, E, or,
So it's the second hole blow because
E is too low on the harmonica, and
five blow, and eight blow,
don't forget that.
So what is naturally the fifth position,
is naturally the fridgian mode.
It's that flat second.
But now with bends we can bend it,
we can play it all the way down.
To include the A,
and the F down here.
And we can do those little flip sounds.
Which really starts sounding
like Middle Eastern music.
we can practice playing
the scale all the way up.
And if you want to keep going, you can.
Even down to the C which is
the sixth note of the E fridgian, and
of course the harmonica
doesn't go any lower.
So you can practice your exercises.
see I'm putting
the expression in there.
Because, rather than trying
to sound necessarily correct,
if you want to get into the style of
the music, you can start practicing
the exercises in the style of the music
that you want to play as well.
And the next one
of course is that.
So I won't
do the triadic
one here,
if you want to
try it you can,
it starts.
It's all the same notes as in
the other modes but starting on E.