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Harmonica Lessons: "My One and Only Love"

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[MUSIC]
Hi, I've had a request to do a lesson
on My One and Only Love,
which is a very beautiful
tune that's become a jazz standard.
It's in the key of C, and
I'm gonna play it on a G harmonica.
[MUSIC]
See it's very
standard chords.
[MUSIC]
Oops,
it would help if I turned the keyboard on.
[MUSIC]
It's in
the major key.
[MUSIC]
And this is a tune,
I actually have performed
many times solo.
Playing on piano and
harmonica at the same time.
So it has that first A section and
the next one, starting on first hole blow.
[MUSIC]
It's one blow, one draw, two draw bend,
three blow, three draw bend down
a whole step and then five blow.
[MUSIC]
It fits really
well on a G harmonica.
Because it also has a D7 chord.
[MUSIC]
A minor.
[MUSIC]
Three, six,
E minor seven, A7, D minor.
[MUSIC]
Then the two, five of the relative minor,
which is A minor.
[MUSIC]
And then it goes to another
very easy key in the bridge,
the key of the major third, which is E.
[MUSIC]
Now it does it E minor, so
you really don't need any overblows.
[MUSIC]
So
it's really
mostly in C
major which
is that one F
sharp in it.
Which is why it works so
well on a G harmonica,
because the G major
scale has F sharp in it.
[MUSIC]
And then
improvise
over it.
[MUSIC]
The
bridge.
[MUSIC]
You can get bluesy, if you want to.
[MUSIC]
And
if you want,
sometimes on
ballads you
can throw
in a little
cadenza.
[MUSIC]
Basically over the five chord.
[MUSIC]
Sometimes there's
these jazz chords that
are added from the minor four.
[MUSIC]
It's an old tradition of jazz musicians,
playing a little cadenza
at the end of a ballad.
So why don't you guys try some of that,
and send me videos of it.
[MUSIC]