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Harmonica Lessons: Chromatic Scale Exercise #1

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Chromatic scale
exercise number one.
What I'm going to do here is
play the chromatic scale,
but not in a straight line.
I'm going to play whole steps.
For example,
The first whole step is gonna be C to D.
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The next one is C sharp to D sharp.
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D to E.
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So the first of every two is going to be
the next step up in the chromatic scale.
C, C sharp, D.
D-sharp, E, F, etc.
But each one is a pair of notes and
it sounds like this.
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That's
the first
octave.
We can go down from C to C.
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>> Sometimes these,
this exercise will actually come in
useful for you in jazz improvisations.
It's also a really good way to learn
your way around the chromatic scale on
the harmonica.
And to learn your way around
the harmonica in general.
Now, I'm going to start
from the fourth hole.
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C.
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That's
the second
octave.
Now I'm going to go down.
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Now I'm gonna
start at the third octave,
seventh-hole blow,
that's C.
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Now go
down.
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I'm doing
it slowly, and
accenting the first
of each of the two notes
the whole steps.
And eventually you'll be
able to do it more quickly.
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And
more with
the key
after that.
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This
is the first
exercise.
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