Snowman - not totally familiar with Lee Oskar tunings anymore. Initially I couldn't decide if it's Melody Maker or Natural Minor. One clue once I started to really listen and play along... Lee hits a G with authority around 0:50-0:51 and sounds like an inhale note - Natural Minor has the 7 draw retuned. So an Em Natural minor would offer that: https://leeoskar.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/NaturalMinor-Notation-Chart.pdf
I do see him holding two harmonicas though - so maybe he's using both. The camera work doesn't really do us any favors.
A harp in 2nd position gets you awful close in any case. ---------- Ridge's YouTube
Thanks ridge, I still havn't had time to learn all the chords. I received a response from his websight- Yr right , he uses 2 harps. With his labeling system an 'E mel maker' and an 'E nat minor. I relabel my harps I use of his---So his E mel maker to me is an A mel maker--
I know 1st part verse is Emaj7 to I think Dmaj 7. The only note missing on his stuff is the b7 draw.
I can do the first 3-4 deals he does on a normal 'A harp'. I have a set of 12 keys with the 7th draw flatted, so that A harp worked well. I never realized how staccato, crisp n clear he can play. Im going to work on that.
I should have time to mess with this weekend. If he is in E maj. Technically the chord possibilities are E F#m G#m A B C#m D#dim. This seldom implies correctly on rock n blues artists.
I have to figure out the first minor chord (time allowing.
Thanks for mentioning 2 harps---That coincides with info given.
Ps Enjoyed yr playing at the Foxfire camp last year. I could learn a lot from u. Yr very good.
Kinda bummed I missed the jam at the end---had to get water out of tent---didn't hear anything so I went to sleep ---Found out next mornin about it.
Anyway hope yr doing well----
Last Edited by snowman on Oct 03, 2020 8:32 AM