Diatonic practice exercises

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This is a collection of assorted exercises that will help one get
comfortable with the whole range of notes on a diatonic harmonica.

C SCALES (up & down):
Low
+1 -1 +2   -2'' -2   -3'' -3 +4
+4 -3 -3'' -2   -2'' +2   -1 +1
Middle
+4 -4 +5 -5 +6 -6 -7 +7
+7 -7 -6 +6 -5 +5 -4 +4
High
+7  -8   +8  -9 +9 -10 +10' +10
+10 +10' -10 +9 -9 +8  -8   +7

SCALE/POSITION EXERCISES
Ex. A
+4 +5 -4 -5 +5 +6 -5 -6 +6 -7 -6 +7 -7 -8 +7
+7 -6 -7 +6 -6 -5 +6 +5 -5 -4 +5 +4 -4 -3 +4

Ex. B1
+4 +5 +6 +5 +4 +5 +6 +5 -4 -5 -6 -5 -4 -5 -6 -5
(repeat 2x and end w/ +4)
Ex. B2
+1   +2   +3 +2   +1   +2  +3 +2 -1 -2''
-3'' -2'' -1 -2'' -3'' -2''
(repeat 2x and end w/ +1)
Ex. B3
+7 +8 +9 +8 +7 +8 +9 +8 -8 -9 -10 -9 -8 -9 -10 -9
(repeat 2x and end w/ +7)

Ex. C1
+4 +5 +6 -7 +6 +5 +4 +5 +6 -7 +6 +5
-4 -5 -6 +7 -6 -5 -4 -5 -6 +7 -6 -5 +4
Ex. C2
+1 +2   +3   -3 +3   +2   +1 +2   +3   -3 +3   +2
-1 -2'' -3'' +4 -3'' -2'' -1 -2'' -3 +4 -3'' -2'' +1
Ex. C3
+7 +8 +9  +10' +9 +8 +7 +8 +9 +10' +9 +8
-8 -9 -10 +10 -10 -9 -8 -9 -10 +10 -10 -9 +7

Ex. D1
-1 -4 +4 -4 -1 -4 +4 -4
+3 +6 -5 +6 +3 +6 -5 +6
-1 -4 +4 -4 -1 -4 +4 -4 -1
Ex. D2
-4 -8 +7 -8 -4 -8 +7 -8
+6 +9 -9 +9 +6 +9 -9 +9
-4 -8 +7 -8 -4 -8 +7 -8 -4

Ex. E1
+4 -4 +5 +4 -4 +5 -4 +5 -5 -4 +5 -5 +5 
-5 +6 +5 -5 +6 -5 +6 -6 -5 +6 -6 +6 -6 
-7 +6 -6 -7 -6 -7 +7 +4
Ex. E2
+1   -1   +2   +1   -1   +2   -1   +2   
-2'' -1   +2   -2'' +2   -2'' +3   +2 -2'' 
+3   -2'' +3   -3'' -2'' +3   -3'' +3 -3''
-3   +3   -3'' -3   -3'' -3   +4   +1
Ex. E3
+7   -8 +8  +7   -8  +8   -8  +8  -9 -8 +8  -9 +8
-9   +9 +8  -9   +9  -9   +9  -10 -9 +9 -10 +9 -10
+10' +9 +10 +10' +10 +10' +10 +7

Ex. F
-1 +1 +2 -1 -2'' +2 -2 -2'' -3'' -2 -3 -3'' +4 -3
-4 +4 +5 -4 -5 +5 +6 -5 -6 +6 -7 -6 +7 -7 -8 +7 +8 
-8 -9 +8 +9 -9 -10 +9 +10' -10 +10 +10'
(play in reverse or play only a portion and then reverse; use this
pattern on any scale: 2nd note, 1st note, 3rd note, 2nd note, 4th
note, 3rd note, 5th note, 4th note, 6th note, 5th note, etc.)

RHYTHM EXERCISES(Note: *=1/8 note or note played at 2x speed; **=1/16
note or note played at 4x speed)
Ex. G
(-2-3)  (+1+2)  (-1-2)  (+1+2)
(-2-3)* (-2-3)* (+1+2)* (+1+2)*  
(-1-2)* (-1-2)* (+1+2)* (+1+2)*
(-3-4)  (-3-4)  (rest)  (rest)
(-2-3)* (-2-3)* (+1+2)* (+1+2)*
(-1-2)* (-1-2)* (+1+2)* (+1+2)*

Ex. H
(+1+2)  (+1+2)  (-2-3)  (-2-3)
(+1+2)* (+1+2)* (+1+2)* (+1+2)*
(-2-3)* (-2-3)* (-2-3)* (-2-3)*  
(+1+2)  (+1+2)  
(-2-3)* (+1+2)* (-2-3)* (+1+2)*
(-2-3)  (-2-3)
(+1+2)* (-2-3)* (+1+2)* (-2-3)*

Ex. I
(If you tap your foot to get a steady beat, you should be playing 4
rapid notes for every tap below)
(-1-2)** (-3-4)** (-3-4)** (-3-4)**
(-1-2)** (-3-4)** (-3-4)** (-3-4)**
(-1-2)** (-3-4)** (-1-2)** (-3-4)**
(-1-2)** (-3-4)** (-3-4)** (-3-4)**
(+1+2)** (+3+4)** (+3+4)** (+3+4)**
(+1+2)** (+3+4)** (+3+4)** (+3+4)**
(+1+2)** (+3+4)** (+1+2)** (+3+4)**
(+1+2)** (+3+4)** (+3+4)** (+3+4)**

BENDING EXERCISES
Ex. J1 (draw 2 bends)
-1 -2  -1 -2' -1 -2'' -1 -2' -1 -2 (repeat)
Ex. J2 (draw 2 bends)
-3 -2  -3 -2' -3 -2'' -3 -2' -3 -2 (repeat)

Ex. K1 (draw 3 bends)
-2 -3   -2 -3' -2 -3'' -2 -3'''
-2 -3'' -2 -3' -2 -3 (repeat)
Ex. K2 (draw 3 bends)
-4 -3   -4 -3' -4 -3'' -4 -3'''
-4 -3'' -4 -3' -4 -3 (repeat)

Ex. L (note 5 draw does bend ever so slightly, but don’t force it)
-1 -1' +1 -2 -2' -2'' +2
-3 -3' -3'' -3''' +3
-4 -4' +4 -5 -5' +5
-6 -6' +6 (then play in reverse)

OCTAVE EXERCISES (you’ll need to tongue block)
Ex. M
(+1+4) (-1-4) (+2+5) (-2''-5)
(+3+6) (-3'''-6) (-3-7) (+4+7) 
(reverse here or continue)
(-4-8) (+5+8) (-5-9) (+6+9)
(-6-10) (-7) (+7+10)
(repeat in reverse)

Ex. N
(-1-4) (+2+5) (+3+6) (-3-7) (-4-8) (+5+8)
(+6+9) (-6-10) (then play in reverse)

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