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 #14800  by 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

Have a nice day, Foolship

 #14803  by 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.

 #14816  by 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.

 #14817  by jck_strw
 Thu Apr 05, 2007 11:39 am
I'm pretty sure it's the IV.

 #14833  by Chief5959
 Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:22 pm
According to Blues Harp by Tony "Little Sun" Glover it is the IV.

 #14836  by 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

 #14839  by 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