Re: cross harp


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Posted by Jerry on January 05, 2001 at 18:00:31:

In Reply to: cross harp posted by henry the harponist on January 05, 2001 at 16:31:03:

Well I have been looking at this one in my text books as well and wondering why Hohner named a harp a Cross Harp. BluzHarper cleared that one up for me. As for your question, look in the books for what is called 2nd and 3rd position. An example would be playing your C Harp in 2nd position is the Key of G. 2nd position is commonly refered to as Cross Harp. You can play a lot of blues in cross harp(G) with a C harp.

I think your hunch was close, playing a harp in different keys.



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