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I discuss and demonstrate where you can and where you can’t play slide turns in all of the keys on the harmonica. I focus on my top 3 locations for the turns which are 2 4 and 6 as starting points for the ornament. Click here to view or download the pdf.
The key of C is a good place to start learning these because you can do a turn on every scale degree if you want. Sorry about the brightness/contrast issues but otherwise this lesson went very smoothly. I demonstrate the slide turn on every degree of the C major scale except the root. It’s easy to […]
The first 5 notes of these different scales are exactly the same. The only thing that changes are the 6th and 7th degrees of the scale. That is the main point of this lesson. I would like to prepare a lesson where I explain what context to use these different scales as an improviser.
These turns are a little bit different than turns off of degrees of the major scale. I discuss turns off of the flat 3 and flat 7. The basic melodic interval that we ornament is a descending minor third figure instead of a whole step.
The key of G is a good place for diatonic blues players to get used to bending notes on the chromatic it’s also generally a good key for blues players to improvise in since at least part of it should feel familiar.