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Harmonica Lessons: "All The Things You Are"

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Okay, I'm gonna teach you
how to play All the Things You Are.
This is a fantastic jazz
standard written by Jerome Kern.
And it's very deceptive.
I'm gonna use a B flat harmonica here.
The tune starts in F minor.
Tune starts in F minor.
So we're in cross harp, but minor.
And very soon we're in 11th position,
which is really what it is.
It's six-two-five-one of A flat.
This is an advanced tune.
And then it goes four,
but then it fakes you out because it's D
flat, and then it goes two-five-one of C.
So we're in third position
major, and then,
So it's the same thing.
C minor, F minor, B flat, E flat.
It's the cycle of fourths.
but then it fakes you out again,
and goes a half step
away to two-five of G.
So now we're in fourth
position major on the harmonica.
So we've already gone
through a several keys here.
And we sit in there for a while.
Two, five, one.
And then we do the same thing in E.
E on a B flat
My goodness,
it's a half step below cross harp.
I don't know the name of the position.
I have to think about names
when it gets that far away.
But, the major third of E is
the minor third of F minor.
And it gets there changing from E
to a C7 sharp 9 flat 13 chord.
Which is the five of F minor.
And then it finally resolves.
Four, minor four, three,
to a flat three diminish and
then two-five-one.
And the lyrics are really
beautiful and poetic.
I'm gonna do it more in the style of
Charlie Parker with this special bebop
introduction that the jazz musicians
always put on to the beginning,
which are two chords, a C sharp minor
to a C7 with a flat 13 sharp 9.
Okay, so here we go.
So this is a very advanced tune.
This is virtuoso.
This is using the harmonica as if it
were a saxophone or a piano or guitar or
Because we're going through
all these different keys,
a very complex tune
within harmonic changes,
that's that E major to the F minor,
with the G sharp becoming the A flat.
It's really a tricky piece of music.
It's a jazz standard.
So if you're a serious jazz musician,
you really wanna learn how to play jazz,
this is a really good thing to learn.
And you can try another key
harmonicas too, all right.