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Harmonica Lessons: "Morning In Rio"- part of a tune by Howard Levy

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[MUSIC]
I've played in Brazil a number of times,
and every time I've been down there,
just melodies seem to
just come into my brain.
And here's one that came into my brain and
through the harmonica one morning.
And it's in the key of A flat and it uses
a chord progression that is a bunch of
different kinds of seventh chords starting
from the flatted fifth of the key.
So the first one is a D half diminish.
[MUSIC]
And the next one is,
[MUSIC]
which is a C sharp minor seven, then.
[MUSIC]
A C minor seven.
The next one is a B minor seven.
[MUSIC]
It's kind of like a swing.
[MUSIC]
Except that I wrote it, I was in Brazil.
I was hearing the samba Bossa Nova.
So that's the rhythm of this track.
And it pretty much stays around A flat
until it goes into the key of C,
which is a major third above.
[MUSIC]
And then it goes
back to the A flat.
And halfway through,
I start playing the changes in,
instead of a samba Bossa Nova feeling,
it's more of an Afro Cuban salsa
thing with the bass on the two and
in four, and a Montuno on the right hand.
So, here it is.
[MUSIC]