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BAG
158 posts
Jan 08, 2019
4:08 AM
A friend says he plays Watchtower on guitar in C minor. Do I play Bb or B harp in 3rd?
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jpmcbride
203 posts
Jan 08, 2019
5:48 AM
Bb harp in third position. Remember to use a harp one whole step below the key of the song.

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bluemoose
1170 posts
Jan 08, 2019
11:28 AM
(or 2 steps clockwise on the circle of fifths. If you arrange your harps to the circle of fifths you just grab the second one from the song key.)

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hvyj
3676 posts
Jan 08, 2019
12:38 PM
Bob Dylan played the original in 4th position, which would require an Eb harp if the tune is being played in C minor.
BAG
159 posts
Jan 09, 2019
7:36 AM
Thanks guys!
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hvyj
3677 posts
Jan 09, 2019
4:17 PM
FWIW, third position may not be the optimum choice because there is a minor IV chord that includes a b6. In 4th and 5th positions you can get the b6 without having to bend. For Cm in 5th position you would play an Ab Harp.
jbone
2799 posts
Jan 09, 2019
5:19 PM
I worked with a band that played it in A so I used a G.
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BAG
160 posts
Jan 25, 2019
7:17 PM
Thanks hvyi. I get a chance to explore 4th and 5th positions. An opportunity to learn.
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