Which Key of Harp

Which Key of Harp

Postby Foolship » Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:05 am

Hey there,
does anybody know in which key the harp solo is? Or is it an chromatic harp? Please help me

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Postby strumminsix » Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:08 am

The rule of thumb is to play harp in the IV of the song.
So if your band is playing it in E, play an A keyed harp.
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Postby Rev_Roach » Thu Apr 05, 2007 11:30 am

I dont play harp much, but i thought you played the V.

For example you would use G when soloing over C blues. This is so you have the flat 7 (mixolydian). I beleive this is called cross harp.
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Postby jck_strw » Thu Apr 05, 2007 11:39 am

I'm pretty sure it's the IV.
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Postby Chief5959 » Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:22 pm

According to Blues Harp by Tony "Little Sun" Glover it is the IV.
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Postby Rev_Roach » Thu Apr 05, 2007 11:58 pm

yeah i was definitely off. i had the example in my mind backwards. when playing in G you would use C, so that you had F natural instead of F#. Use the IV
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Postby Foolship » Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:22 am

thank you for your replys, i will buy a hohner harp. I think i'll take one in key A
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