Which key is this harmonica

Discussion in 'Woodwinds' started by AreBar, Jul 28, 2015.

  1. AreBar

    AreBar Active Member

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    I'm going nuts trying to find which key Steve Earle's harmonica is in this song. The song is en E, so I bought an E harmonica but it doesn't sound right. Can anyone help?
     
  2. audiokid

    audiokid Chris Well-Known Member

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    I played Harp for years. But, its been years so I can't grab one and confirm what is going on in this song but you need to go up 5 semitones with Harp. See Cross Harp Chart

    If a song is in the Key of E, you need an A Harp.
    If a song is in the Key of D, you need an G Harp.

    Cross Harp Examples:
    key of song/ harp key

    E = A
    F = B-FLAT
    G = C
    A = D
    B = E
    C = F
    D = G

    Google Cross Harp Chart
    http://harmonicajoe.com/cross-harp-chart/

     
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    I've learned something today. Thank you.
     
  4. AreBar

    AreBar Active Member

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    Thanks for you reply. Was very helpful - I really appreciate it!
     
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