#1
I am writing a song on the acoustic guitar and i would like to have a harmonica solo, in a style similar to Bob Dylan. I have a capo on the fifth fret and am playing the chords Bm, A, D, G in that order. What key harmonica would I use? Could i use a D because Bm would be the minor 6th, a being the fifth, D being the prime and G the fifth? That was my first thought but the capo on the fifth changes the key so I'm not sure. Can anyone help me?
#2
If you're playing a B minor shape, but with teh capo on the 5th fret, then you're playing in E minor, which is the same as G major =]
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#3
You've just transposed all your chords to the 5th fret, but your key is G major. I'll let you decide what harmonica key you would like to use from there, because I'm not knowledgeable on which harmonica keys work with what...
#4
Thanks for the quick replies guys! I was thinking G major at first but wasn't sure, unfortunately i need a new G harmonica haha. Thank you both for your help =]
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Thanks for the quick replies guys! I was thinking G major at first but wasn't sure, unfortunately i need a new G harmonica haha. Thank you both for your help =]
Well, you have G major, but transposed up a perfect fourth (which would then be C major).
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#6
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Well, you have G major, but transposed up a perfect fourth (which would then be C major).

Could you explain that a little more? My music theory is very basic, but im not sure how i transposed up a perfect fourth I really appreciate it
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Could you explain that a little more? My music theory is very basic, but im not sure how i transposed up a perfect fourth I really appreciate it
You're playing the chord shapes of G major, but you have a capo on the fifth fret, so that makes them actually the chords of C major.
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#8
You could, in fact, move the capo around to match the harmonica you have now.
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#9
My retarded answer would be to play some notes on the harmonica and move your capo until it sounds good.

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#10
I have a C harmonica and it sounds great with what i have, thank you food1010 =] Eastwinn and bubonic i do also do that, but i just like the way everything sounds with the capo on the fifth, i switched the capo a few times but the it all didn't please me as much as it did with the capo on the fifth. Lucky for me though the C does sound great with it but thank you everyone for the help I appreciate it =] I bought a new G harmonica anyways though just because i want to have a few keys at my disposal
#11
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Well, you have G major, but transposed up a perfect fourth (which would then be C major).

I'm not quite sure where you got this from? But the C major harmonica will work because there's only one note difference between C major and G major (F#) so as long as it sounds good in the end it doesn't really matter
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#12
It could be in either C major or E minor, depending on where the song resolves to.

What chord does the song feel like it should end on?
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#13
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I'm not quite sure where you got this from?
If you're playing Bm A D G in relation to a 5th fret capo, you would actually by playing Em D G C, which is a iii V/V V I in the key of C or a vi V I IV in G
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Last edited by food1010 at Aug 16, 2010,