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Harmonica Lessons: New Scale Exercise

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[MUSIC]
Hi, this is a new scale exercise
that I've been practicing myself for
a while.
I figured I would tell you about
it because I included it in one
of the video exchanges.
It goes like this for
all you basic players.
[MUSIC]
Instead of going straight up in a line.
It skips a note.
[MUSIC]
So it's, one, two, three,
four, six, five, four, three, or.
Four blow, four draw,
five blow, five draw.
Six draw.
See, it skips from five draw to six draw.
[MUSIC]
And
then it goes down four notes in the scale.
And then we're at the second note.
It follows the same principle, but it's
just one more note and skipping a note.
Instead of just four notes up
It goes up five notes, but
it's actually going to
the sixth note of the scale.
[MUSIC]
And then the same thing starting
on the second note, which is D.
[MUSIC]
Jumping to B.
Skipping A.
So
[MUSIC]
So the outline of
the scale
is an interval
of a six.
[MUSIC]
of this exercise.
[MUSIC]
So
it's
[MUSIC]
Now going
down we have
some choices
to make.
We could do
[MUSIC]
That's symmetrical.
So if we start up on the eighth hole blow,
[MUSIC]
And skip [SOUND] skip that note.
[MUSIC]
Now I've
gone down into this
first octave we're
going to need to
know how to bend.
But, I just wanted to give you the idea.
[MUSIC]
It's
a good thing
to practice.
And there's lots of other types
of things you could do like this.
You could start making
up your own exercises.
[MUSIC]