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Harmonica Lessons: "Slow Dm Cross Harp Blues"

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Okay, I'm gonna throw a little
something at you that I haven't done.
It's playing the blues, minor key blues,
in cross harp position.
So if you play a D minor blues
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you have to be careful of that third hole
draw.
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So you don't want it to.
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You have a minor chord now.
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You can hit it on the way down and
not worry about it, but
you can't emphasize that F-sharp.
I'm using a G harp in D-minor.
[SOUND] You don't wanna play that
note [SOUND] with that minor chord.
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Everything else in a standard blues lick
fits.
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Except for that third hole,
which you have to be careful to
be able to bend down a half step.
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So the chords, instead of one,
four, five of D seven, G seven, and
A seven, they're gonna be D minor
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or D minor seven to G minor seven
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to D minor.
And then the five chord
is gonna be an A minor.
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And the
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Then back over
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back down to the one.
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So everything's minor and there's some
real famous blues tunes, Otis Rush used
to do a lot of stuff in minor key,
there's a tune called Tollin' Bells
that a lot of people recorded, and
this is really, really sad blues.
And so I'm gonna play it on a cross harp,
D minor blues on a G harp.
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