Are these chords or single notes?

Hi! Can anyone tell me if Doc is playing chords here or single notes? I can’t tell. Thanks for any help!


@joelp.toronto welcome to the forum my friend! Great question! That’s because he’s playing neither single notes nor chords! He’s playing octaves on his G harmonica, in 1st position. (47, 58, 69, -59, etc.)

These are called “splits” - where you block holes with your tongue and play two non-adjacent notes out of each side of your mouth at the same time.

One of the many wonderful worlds of sound that tongue-blocking opens up, and the first one I recommend delving into!

I’ve got a post on it here:

Rock on! :sunglasses: