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Harmonica Lessons: "Hava Nagilah" on G Harp and B Flat Harp (Advanced)

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[MUSIC]
Okay, The next thing
I'd like to talk about,
is the tune Hava Nagilah.
This is a very famous Jewish tune.
If anyone asks you to
play at a Jewish wedding,
if you're bringing your harmonica with
you, you can sit in with the band.
There are two keys you can play this in.
[MUSIC]
It's in D, it's that.
[MUSIC]
It's that fifth note of the harmonic
minor.
[MUSIC]
And you can ornament that minor third.
[MUSIC]
This is a G harmonica in cross harp but
using cross harp as the fifth
mode of the G harmonic minor.
[MUSIC]
The chords are like one, four and
five, but in a Middle Eastern,
Eastern European way.
[MUSIC]
The chords that fit along with this mode,
and Chris and I played Jovano Jovanke,
which used all of the same kind of chords,
and the Karloff Coquina.
[MUSIC]
To get the B flat on the G
harp you need to overblow four.
[MUSIC]
And then.
[MUSIC]
And then in
the second
octave.
[MUSIC]
See I'm going.
[MUSIC]
So
I'm in
G minor
on a G
harp.
Its first position minor.
[MUSIC]
And I can
also do this in
D on the B flat
harmonica.
[MUSIC]
Using that Spanish phrydgian
that I talked about in the fifth position.
[MUSIC]