Blues & Rock Harp "Positions" Made Easy
For use with any standard ten-hole harmonica, David Harp's new book uses his well-established easy-to-learn systemto help both beginners and advanced players. Beginners will learn by playing his easy blues/rock riffs and solos, and will learn how to create their own. More advanced players - who may well be tired of playing the same old 2nd position cross harp riffs - will find all kinds of new riffs, scales and solos in this book!
Incidentally - if you don't know what 'positions' are on the harmonica: diatonic harmonicas are available in different keys. A "C" harmonica, of course, features notes from the C major scale, including B natural. To play "C" blues - which often means playing Bb rather than B-natural - you can use a key of "F" harmonica (whose notes are equivalent to the C harmonica, except for Bb.) This is called playing in second position. Following the circle of fifths, playing a Bb harmonica in the key of C is third position, playing an Eb harmonica in the key of C is fourth position, and playing an Ab harmonica in the key of C is fifth position. 6th - 12th positions are also possible but rarely used.