What are the notes for each hole on a harmonica?

What are the notes for each hole on a harmonica?

The notes from these holes are C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C, which make up a C major scale. Not surprising for a harmonica in the key of C. However holes 1 to 4 are different. Starting from hole 1, the notes are C, D, E, G, G, B, D, C.

What does a 4 draw mean on a harmonica?

On the diatonic harmonica, I use parentheses to indicate overblows and draws: (4) means play an overblow on hole 4.

How do I know what notes my harmonica is?

To avoid confusion, harmonica players identify the notes they play first by hole number and then by blow or draw. For instance, a player would refer to the A at the sixth hole as a “hole 6 draw,” to the C at hole 10 as a “hole 10 blow,” and so on.

What are the notes on the harmonica?

So what are the notes for an A Major Scale Diatonic Harmonica? Well the blow notes are: A, Db, C, A, Db, E, A, Db, C, and A. The Draw Notes are B, E, Ab, B, D, F#, Ab, B, D and F#. Cross Harp is the Key of E.

What is C harmonica?

On a C harmonica, the lowest note is a C note (hole 1 blow). The C note is the central pitch, the natural tonic. Therefore, this harmonica can be said to be tuned in C Major. There can also be other ways to determine the key of harmonica.

What is 4th position harmonica?

On a C harp, fourth position would be in the key of A. Like third position, fourth position also produces minor music, and it can be used for playing minor key tunes. The basic starting and ending place in fourth position would be the 3 draw bent down two half-steps.

What is harmonica 2nd position?

The solution is second position. This is where you play the same harmonica in a key that is seven semitones (a perfect fifth) up from its designated key. So a C harmonica would be played in G (G is exactly seven notes, both black and white above C on a piano keyboard).

Why do harmonicas have numbers?

Harmonica tabs simply tell you which hole number(s) to play, and they give you the order that those notes come in for a given song.

What are the 12 harmonica keys?

FeaturesIncludes all 12 keys: Ab, A, Bb, B, C, Db, D, Eb, E, F, F# and G.