Course

Major Scales Essential

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13 Lessons

Want to be a better harmonica player? Want to create interesting solos on the fly? Knowing your major scales is an essential tool for any harmonica player interested in improvisation whatever style you choose be it rock, blues or jazz.

Practice in all 12 keys: A chromatic harmonica contains all twelve notes of the scale and, therefore, we have no reason not to practice in at least several keys! In jazz, the most common key signatures used are Bb, Eb, Ab, C, F, and G!

Repetition: Repeat one line as much as you need to memorize it.

Hydration: A dry mouth is something you want to avoid during a practice session or at a concert. That’s why I always have a glass of water nearby and drink regularly. It enables the mouth to reject bacteria and to make sliding the harmonica mouthpiece more easily over the lips.

Octave: You can start most lines at different octaves on the harmonica depending of course if you are using a 12, 14 or 16 hole model.

Nomenclature:

( ) The numbers between parenthesis indicate a draw note.

+ The sign “plus” in front a number indicates the slide is in.

In This Course You’re Going to Learn:

  • The 12 major scales
  • How to practice each scale with the metronome
  • Intervals exercises
  • And a lot more...

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