Cross Key Playing

  • This simply means playing your Harmonica in a different key than it says on the box.
  • Blues on Harmonica, is most commonly played in second position.
  • This means that you will play your "C" Harmonica in the key of "G".

Harp

1st Position

2nd Position

3rd Position

Straight Harp

Commonly used for simple melodies and a folk-rock style. Your basic starting and/or ending place would be hole 4 blow.

Cross Harp

The most common position for blues, country, and rock. Your basic starting and/or ending place (point of resolution) would be hole 2 draw.

Third position

Great for songs in minor keys and minor blues. Your basic starting and/or ending place (point of resolution) would be hole 4 draw.

Java Script Harmonica Key Table courtesy of HarmonicaClub.com

 Playing with a Band

The Band

Straight Harp

Harmonica

2nd Position

Harmonica

3rd Position

Harmonica


Java Script Harmonica Key Table

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