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Harmonica Lessons: Transposing: "Mary Had a Little Lamb" in C, G, D, and A

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[MUSIC]
Okay, now for
a little simple transposing.
I'm gonna take a melody,
a very simple melody, and
show you how to play it in
several different keys.
[SOUND] We're gonna play
Mary had a little lamb.
It's, I'm just doing
this because it's easy.
It's just the first five
notes of the scale.
[MUSIC].
This really, really simple, but
I want you to do something simple first.
So, the notes of the scale are
[MUSIC]
three, two, one, two,
three, three, three, two,
two, two, three, five, five.
So the notes, the names of the notes,
[MUSIC]
E, D, C, D, E, E, E, D, D, D, E, G, G.
On the harmonica,
[MUSIC]
Now I'm going to transpose
it up in fifths.
This follows the positions
on the harmonica.
So we go up a fifth from C.
[MUSIC]
Or at G second position.
[MUSIC]
Put it
into the next
octave.
[MUSIC]
The next position
up is a fifth up from G,
which is D.
[MUSIC]
So now we're
going to play,
[MUSIC]
It's an F sharp.
[MUSIC]
First I'll play Mary Had A Little Lamb for
you, and then I'll show you
the names of the black keys.
[MUSIC]
F sharp, right?
[MUSIC]
Second
octave.
Fifth hole overblow.
[MUSIC]
Third
octave.
[MUSIC]
That's
the F sharp.
It's the ninth hole below a bend.
So, now we're talking about sharps and
flats.
So I'd better show you
what the keyboard is.
Even though I played
intervals to those notes,
I didn't tell you the names of the notes.
[MUSIC]
C, C sharp, or D flat.
[MUSIC]
D, D sharp,
[MUSIC]
or E flat.
E and F are a half step apart.
[MUSIC]
F sharp, or G flat.
[MUSIC]
G, G sharp, or A flat.
[MUSIC]
A, A sharp, or B flat.
So each of these five black
keys can be called a sharp or
a flat depending on what
the musical context is.
A sharp means it's higher
than the note below it.
A flat means it's lower
than the note above it.
Okay.
So, now we're going to
go up another fifth.
[MUSIC]
to A.
[MUSIC]
Which is fourth position to
play the major scale in A
[MUSIC].
We need a C sharp,
[MUSIC]
and an F sharp, and a G sharp, but
I'm just playing the first five
notes just to make this easy.
[MUSIC]
So Mary Had a Little Lamb,
starts on the third note.
[MUSIC]
Then we need the C
sharp in the next octave,
which happens to be
seventh hole overdraw.
[MUSIC]
Okay.
[MUSIC]