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Harmonica Lessons: Transposing: C Sharp and D Flat

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So moving on
to the next key.
If you're going up in fourths.
The next one is
C sharp or D flat.
I have a blues in D flat that I'm
going to play for you a little later.
So D flat is one of those
keys on the harmonica that
requires a lot of control.
The first note is one draw in
the second note is one overblow,
the third note is two draw
bent down all the way.
[SOUND] Next one is two draw bent halfway.
[SOUND] The next one is three
draw bend all the way down.
[SOUND] The whole scale,
if you finish it out with the sixth and
seventh notes is three draw
bend down a half step.
[SOUND] And then, four blow.
[SOUND] What a relief.
There's only one naturally occurring note
in the first octave scale.
There's a whole lot of bending and
overblowing going on.
[LAUGH] The second
octave is much the same.
Because C is the only note
on the harmonica, that it's in
the scale that is not a bend or
an overblow, or an overdraw.
But it sounds just like the other one,
so if you have the major
scale sound in your mind, you'll know
if you're playing this correctly.
five draw,
four overblow,
six draw bend
four draw bend
nine draw [LAUGH]
eight blow bend.
nine overdraw,
seven overdraw.
So that key is either D flat or
C sharp,
depends on how you want to think of it.
This is where music theory
gets a little weird.
And I'm not going to go into
great detail there, but
I'll just let you know that you can think
of that as either a D flat or a C sharp.