Hello - this is Dennis Gruenling and this week we start to dissect my chromatic harmonica piece “Moan-a-Chrome”. We will be utilizing many of the same techniques you should be used to if you have worked on my other study songs here, such as distorted notes, tongue-vamps, and split intervals. The two important things to remember now with this piece are 1) on chromatic we want to be sure to not play with too much pressure, so play softly since the reeds are more sensitive to air pressure, and 2) now that we are playing a different position (3rd position) the note patterns are different than 2nd position on diatonic, but they will be somewhat similar to 3rd position on diatonic in case you are familiar with that.
Take a breath, grab your harp, and have fun!
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
C Chromatic Harmonica in the Key of D
Loop 0:20 First Chorus Run-Through
Loop 1:04 Musical Approach on the Chromatic Harmonica
Loop 6:27 Breakdown of First 4 Bars
Loop 10:03 Breakdown of IV Chord and Back to I (Bars 5 - 8)
Loop 11:20 Practice Loop of First 8 Bars
Loop 11:50 Breakdown of V Chord and Turnaround
Loop 12:52 Practice Loop of V Chord and Turnaround
Loop 13:08 Closing Thoughts and Practice Loop of First Chorus