Hi Harpers of Sonic Junction!
We will now dissect Chorus 4 of Moan-A-Chrome, which includes going to a higher octave on the harp, as well as some more rapid tongue vamping. Just because we are moving around the harp now doesn’t mean you should get worried…in fact, the opposite! On the chromatic harmonica, every octave is tuned the same way, so any patterns you know in one section of the harp will also work in any other section of the harp. That’s a pretty nice thing to have while working on a new instrument!
Grab your chromatics now, and get ready to wail higher up for this next chorus!
- Dennis Gruenling
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
C Chromatic Harmonica in the Key of D
Loop 0:32 Fourth Chorus Run-Through
Loop 1:14 Breakdown of First 4 Bars
Loop 4:45 Breakdown of IV Chord and Back to I (Bars 5 - 8)
Loop 6:38 Practice Loop of First 8 Bars
Loop 7:13 Breakdown of V Chord and Turnaround
Loop 8:26 Practice Loop
Loop 9:13 Closing Thoughts