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Harmonica Lessons: "On Broadway"

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[MUSIC]
So this is the intermediate
lesson on how to play On Broadway.
For a little bit of
the history of the song,
you can go to the beginning lesson because
I really, talk about it quite a bit.
But for here I'm just dealing with the
actual playing and the theory of the tune.
So, the tune just basically has two chords
with a little bit of the five chords.
It's a one chord,
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in G on a C harp
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but you notice it slides down to the F,
so,
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it's in F.
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You can play the G blues licks over
the key of F, but also you could play
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that's 12th position stuff.
No over blows necessary.
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Or just think of it as the ninth or
second note of the scale of the G chord.
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Or just try to hit notes that are more
in the key of F when the F comes.
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Sort of a rudimentary
way of playing over chord changes.
And then it goes to the C chord.
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The same thing, it's C to B flat.
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And B flat is the 11th position.
So you're going between C and B flat.
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I'll try not to
over blow for you.
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That's a B flat blues lick or
country blues lick.
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It happens fast.
It moves pretty quickly.
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And then it's on the D chord for a second.
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Back to the G.
It's kind of the blues.
So the melody you can play,
now that you know how to bend.
That you're in the intermediate section.
Instead of playing
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you can also play it down here.
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By hitting those notes
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the A
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and the F
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and the A again
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G and D.
So it starts on one draw,
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like a doorbell.
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So one draw, three draw, two draw.
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And then three draw bend.
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Four draw.
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Three draw, two draw.
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And then two draw bend and
three draw bend.
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Next to each other.
In tune, just
like practicing
those
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and then the same
thing in C
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So that's what you can do.
Follow those chord changes and
play in the bluesy part of the harp.
So here comes my track,
with a little introduction.
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Here it is.
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And
the melody
comes around
again.
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