Is it possible to play “Juke – little Walter” on a diatonic harmonica key of C?

Asked by: Dave Luck

What key is juke played in?

of E

Composition. “Juke” is played as a swinging shuffle featuring a boogie-woogie guitar pattern, and is originally in the key of E; Walter played it in “second position” (cross harp) on a harmonic.

Can harmonicas play different keys?

Different playing positions allow us to play in different keys on a single harmonica. Since there are 12 keys (G, A, Bb, B, C, etc), there are (in theory) 12 different positions on a harmonica.

Can harmonicas only play one key?

So, to answer your questions: No, harmonicas can play in multiple modes.

What key of harmonica is in most songs?

C major

In other analyses of popular music keys (albeit usually with much smaller datasets) C major has been shown to be the most widely used key by a significant margin. G major has usually been a distant second – often around half as frequently used as C major.

What key was Little Walter’s harmonica?

Mean Old World – Song key: F, Bb Harp, 2nd position. You’re So Fine – Song key: E, A Harp, 2nd position.

How do you play Little Walter harmonica?

It's three draw and it's either the first Bend or the second Bend on three. If you can't bend just miss this note out that's okay. But if you're getting bends.

What is a diatonic harmonica C scale?

The most common key of harmonica is the key of C. Here’s the note layout of a C diatonic harmonica: I’ve highlighted holes 4 to 7. Notice that the notes for these holes are C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C. This is the C major scale: exactly what you’d expect from a harmonica in the key of C!

How do you play harmonica in C?

So simply you need a diatonic harmonica in the key of C. If you just pick up the harmonica. And play anywhere. And you'll be playing in the key of C. Whether you're playing chords or single notes.

How do you play C major scale on harmonica?

So when you're playing Oh Susanna you're feeding off of that C major scale I'm on a C harmonica today 4 blow 4 draw five low five draw six blow six draw seven draw eight I mean seven blow.

What do you call a person who plays the harmonica?

harmonicist (plural harmonicists) someone who plays a harmonica synonyms ▲ Synonyms: mouth harpist, mouth organist.

What key should I buy my first harmonica in?


First get a harmonica in C. C is the best key to get started because the length of the reeds is average and it’s also the most common key in music. Out of all 12 keys a harmonica in G has the longer reeds and a harmonica in F# has the shortest reeds, C is right in the middle for reed length.

What key harmonica is Mary Jane’s Last Dance?

You will need a harmonica in the key of G, and we will be playing in 3rd position in the key of A minor. However, the original song is actually in between A minor and Bb minor. It is actually slightly out of tune. In live recordings, the band used to play in A minor so that is why I settled for this key.

What key is roadhouse blues harmonica in?

I will be showing you how to play the main licks in the doors song Roadhouse blues. You will need a harmonica in the key of A. We are playing in second position, which means that you are playing in the key of E.

What Tom Petty songs have harmonica?

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Song Name Artist Harp Type
I Won’t Back Down (Power Bender Tuning) Tom Petty Diatonic
Into the Great Wide Open Tom Petty Diatonic
Jefferson Jericho Blues harmonica riff Tom Petty Diatonic
Jefferson Jericho Blues harmonica riff (Chromatic) Tom Petty Chromatic

What key harmonica for you don’t know how it feels?

So this song is in the key of E.

What key harmonica is heart of gold?

You will need a harmonica in the key of G and we are playing in 1st Position in the key of G.

What class of instrument is a harmonica?


Woodwind instrument
Classification Brass aerophone
Hornbostel–Sachs classification 412.132 (Free reed aerophone)
Developed Early 19th century
Playing range