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striper
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Dec-2004
39 Posts.
 Just when I thought I had it all figured out...
Feb-09-05 1:28pm  

Looking on the net, I found this:

http://www.harmonicalessons.com...view_chart.html

So isn't the cross harp key off by one here?

Shouldn't it be more like:

http://www.grothmusic.com/online/crossharp.htm

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ELMO
Gladiator


Jul-2004
176 Posts.
 Re: Just when I thought I had it all figured out...
Feb-09-05 3:20pm  [ re: striper ]

Yep!!!
The second link you have there is correct!
I too, had a problem with this when I started playing the harp a year ago, but figured it out pretty quick. Someday maybe Seamus will fix it.
elmo

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seamus
webmaster


Feb-2004
323 Posts.
 Re: Just when I thought I had it all figured out...
Feb-09-05 5:54pm  [ re: ELMO ]

Both charts are right. The one at HarmonicaLessons.com is describing the key of each position for each harmonica, and the one at grothmusic.com is telling you which harmonicas you can play when a song is in a specific key.

There is a chart at the bottom of The Club Lessons Page that displays both descriptions at the same time.

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ginanddiatonic
Gladiator


Jun-2004
167 Posts.
 Re: Just when I thought I had it all figured out...
Feb-09-05 7:55pm  [ re: striper ]

Cross harp or second position is the same thing. Count 5 half step intervals up from the key the music is being played in. Now go play and quit bothering peoples.

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striper
Member

Dec-2004
39 Posts.
 Re: Just when I thought I had it all figured out...
Feb-09-05 8:27pm  [ re: seamus ]

Okay, I think I understand...to play a song in the key of "C", you need an "F" harmonica, whose cross harp key is "C," whereas a harmonica in the key of "C" has a cross harp key of "G." On one chart you're using the key of the harp for your reference point, the other you're using the key of the song. In that all I'm interested in right now is learning how to play in the second position, all I really need to care about is the key of the song and the harp I need to play it.

Assuming I've got that right, I'll go away now....


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