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4th pos. blues harp

PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:28 pm
by colmanL
4th pos. is great for blues on a harp.you are using a harp [G]MAJOR playing [Em] relative to the G maj.
your 1-4-5 the root E 6draw blues scale,E 6 draw,G 7 blow,A 8draw, 8blow-bend Bflat, B8 blow,D9 blow.....
4th-scale A 4 draw, C 5 draw,D 6 blow,Eflat 6 bend draw,E 6draw,G7 blow...
5th-scale B 5+8 blow[oct.]D 6 blow,E 6 draw,F 3 bend draw,F # 3 draw,A 4 draw...
all three blues scales are here ready to be played,and the 6draw bend Eb7 to E, is a killer riff to start any song off
with.also,8 blow bend B kicks.try it ,and have fun .......cl

Re: 4th pos. blues harp

PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:07 pm
by bluzlvr
I've just started working on my 4th position harp. It's a natural position for minor blues. I've worked up an exercise where I play the aeolian mode on the I chord, the dorian mode on the IV chord and the phrygian mode on the V chord.
Seeing as how harps keep getting more and more expensive we might as well get as many positions out of them as we can...

Re: 4th pos. blues harp

PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:57 am
by Bournio
I've never tried 4th position... or at least not conciously...

3rd is quite nice for minor...

if i was a lot better at bending I'd try to learn all 12 positions... itd be really cool to do!

Re: 4th pos. blues harp

PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:54 pm
by harmonicatunes
4th position is built around the Em chord namely

2 blow 2 draw 3 draw 5 blow and

5 blow 6 blow 7 draw 8 blow

This is also a good chord to be aware of for 2nd position playing. Its worth playing back a forth, from the 2 blow to the 8 blow. May seem hard at first, but will soon become easier.