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WinslowYerxa
1695 posts
Jul 16, 2020
7:07 PM
Free webinar with Jason Ricci and Winslow Yerxa
Scaling the Mountain, Part 1 (pentatonic scales)
This Sunday , July 19, 2020
Click here to sign up.


 
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Last Edited by WinslowYerxa on Jul 16, 2020 7:58 PM
Gnarly
2852 posts
Jul 19, 2020
9:56 PM
It was fun!
StalwartJohnson
64 posts
Jul 20, 2020
8:10 AM
Damn. Sorry I missed this!
Gnarly
2853 posts
Jul 21, 2020
10:07 AM
For those of you who missed it, the main thrust of the webinar was using the major and minor pentatonics to improvise. A C harmonica was used.
Mooncat did most of the minor portion.
It's worth noting that you can (and should) combine these scales, including the flat five or "devil note", you have G, A, Bb, B, C C#, D, E, and F available.
On a C, that's 3 blow (or 2 draw), 3 double bent draw, 3 draw bent a half step, 3 draw, 4 blow, 4 draw bend, 4 draw, 5 blow, 5 draw and back to the G on 6 blow.
Brendan talks about it here.

Last Edited by Gnarly on Jul 21, 2020 10:24 AM
falconer
41 posts
Jul 21, 2020
5:28 PM
I went to register for this but when I tried to register for the class the register button wouldn't work.

Any idea why it wouldn't click?
sonvolt13
230 posts
Jul 22, 2020
8:27 AM
So what Gnarly is describing is the “BB box” (more or less) which is probably why so many harp players look to King for fresh ideas.
WinslowYerxa
1697 posts
Jul 22, 2020
5:44 PM
You can replay the webinar here:

https://event.webinarjam.com/t/click/ml0p7fz9hv4t5msp2awgaw5h4

Or the version where you can't see the comments but can move around along the timeline:

https://dt9xom8irs6kr.cloudfront.net/u230052/280708-8031045284252855182.mp4

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Harmonica lessons with one of the world's foremost experts
Check out my blog and other goodies at winslowyerxa.com
Harmonica For Dummies, Second Edition with tons of new stuff
Harmonica Collective August livestream with Adam Gussow, August 2, 2020
SPAH Week 2020 virtual gathering, August 11-15

Last Edited by WinslowYerxa on Jul 25, 2020 12:44 PM
Dai
39 posts
Jul 27, 2020
1:07 AM
This is the dumb question somebody has to ask it so it might as well be me.

Are scales dependent on hole positions or actual notes?
In the video by Brendan and the lesson by Jason two different harps are used. Brendan uses a C Harp to play the minor pentatonic Jason is using an A Harp. From this I can safely assume it's not the notes it's the holes that are important correct me if I'm wrong.

My knowledge of music can be written on the back of postage stamp with plenty of white space so bare with me.

Last Edited by Dai on Jul 27, 2020 1:33 AM
WinslowYerxa
1698 posts
Jul 27, 2020
11:26 AM
Scales, licks, melodies, chords - any musical pattern can be viewed as a set of *relationships* between the notes. When you look at them that way, the actual note names are just details that will vary from key to key, while the relationships stay the same.

This translates directly to action patterns on the harmonica.

Try this:

Pick up a harmonica in any key and play Mary Had a Little Lamb (or any other famililar, simple tune) in first postiion.

Now pick up a harp in a different key, and use the exact same actions (hole number, breath, etc.) to play the same melody.

Even though all the note names are different, you still have the same actions, same recognizable melody, same pattern of relationship among the notes.

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Harmonica lessons with one of the world's foremost experts
Check out my blog and other goodies at winslowyerxa.com
Harmonica For Dummies, Second Edition with tons of new stuff
Harmonica Collective August livestream with Adam Gussow, August 2, 2020
SPAH Week 2020 virtual gathering, August 11-15


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