Posted by Egg on April 17, 2001 at 03:47:32:
In Reply to: songs for different keys posted by brian on April 13, 2001 at 22:31:45:
I have hundreds of harmonica albums and you rarely see any of these keys used. There is one guy who commonly uses these obscure keys, Charlie McCoy.
THE REAL MCCOY ALBUM
I Started Lovin' you Again (B harp)
CHARLIE MCCOY ALBUM
I'm So Lonesome I could Cry (B harp)
First Time Ever I saw Your Face (Db Harp)
I really Don't Want To Know (Ab Harp)
Woman Sensuous Woman (Ab Harp)
Danny Boy (Bb, F, B, F# Harps)
Amazing Grace (Db Harp)
Together Again (Bb, B Harps)
And there are more, I have the keys to all the songs on his 27 or so albums if you want them.
I bought all these keys and found I have had little use for them as these are not common keys for other musicians to play in. I use them to play Charlie McCoy songs, play in other positions such as 3rd or 5th, or to practice on.
If you want to play blues with them the easiest way I found was to get a blues midi backing file (like the ones on this site) and transform it's key (using a program or keyboard) so that you can then use these harps to play in 2nd position.
Hope this helps
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