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Harmonica Lessons: "All of Me" on C Harp

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[MUSIC]
This is
a tune
called
"All of
Me".
I'm playing it on a C harmonica.
In the key C it's got a whole
bunch of chord changes
that lead into each other very nicely.
What we're gonna do here is
we're going to learn the melody,
which I played the first half of.
We're gonna also learn what
the chord changes are and
learn how to play
the arpeggios of those chords.
I'm going to tell you right now
what the chord changes are.
It's C
[MUSIC]
E
[MUSIC] A [MUSIC]
D minor.
[MUSIC]
So practice those arpeggios,
C is obviously very easy.
E is a little bit harder, you're going
to have to look some of those up.
There are sections where I play
arpeggios on this website, but
I'll tell you the notes,
it's E, G sharp and B.
It starts in two blow, the G sharp is
the third hole draw bent all the way down.
[MUSIC]
The B is the third hole draw.
[MUSIC]
And it keeps going up the harmonica.
[MUSIC]
Six hole draw bend, seven hole draw,
then eight blow.
So C, E, and then A.
A, C sharp and E.
That's the fourth hole draw bend.
Five blow and six draw and then D minor.
[MUSIC]
Which is the third position minor,
arpeggio.
And then it goes to the E again,
to the A minor.
[MUSIC]
4th position.
A, C, E.
[MUSIC]
And then D.
[MUSIC]
I'm not gonna use any overblows in this.
I'm just gonna use bends.
And then G.
[MUSIC]
G7.
[MUSIC]
And then back to the beginning.
[MUSIC]
Same chords.
[MUSIC]
And then the second time through,
it changes.
It's F.
[MUSIC]
To a B flat.
[MUSIC]
I'm not gonna play the second B flat,
which is the over blow, just this one.
[MUSIC]
It's the 11th position.
It's the third hole draw
bent down a half step from B
[MUSIC]
to B flat and then D and F
[MUSIC]
and then to C.
[MUSIC]
Then to A.
[MUSIC]
Then to D minor, or sometimes D seven.
[MUSIC]
To G, to C, that's a two, five, one.
[MUSIC]
So this tune, it's very logical,
all the chords follow each other really
nicely in this kind of this circle.
It's 16 bars long, 8 bars and 8 bars.
And the way I want you to try to approach
this is like a 1930s jazz musician.
Where they arpeggiated scores.
They played more arpeggios
than they did scales almost.
The scale they're playing in jazz,
the fast scales came later
in the 1940s with bee bop.
But swing,
guys were playing lots of arpeggios.
And so,
when you play along with this backing
track that I'm gonna play with right now.
Try to take the arpeggios
that you practice and
apply them to these chord changes, okay?
So we're going to play the the backing
track, and I'm going to solo to it,
and there's a tagged ending
where I repeat the ending and
then play
[MUSIC]
In the character of the times, okay?
So here we go.
[MUSIC]
This is the introduction.
[MUSIC]
We played the last four bars as
an introduction.
And here it comes.
[MUSIC]
Now
solos
with
arpeggios.
[MUSIC]
See,
no
over
blows.
I'm keeping it simple.
[MUSIC]
Pentatonic
lift
lick.
[MUSIC]
A little blues lick.
[MUSIC]
Three, six.
[MUSIC]
So that's a very simple way
of learning how to solo
over chord changes is
to play the arpeggios of the chords,
the notes of the chords one at a time.
And then, after you do that,
if you feel like you've gotten
a good enough version of it,
send me a video of it.
And I will send you a critique back,
and then after that,
then you can work on trying to
play more modern jazz things.
But it's good to learn
the outlines of the chords.
These arpeggios, so
that framework is in your mind,
and it's almost there,
like physically there.
When you really hear the chords, and
you can play them one note at a time.
Okay, good luck.
[MUSIC]