5 Blues Overblow Licks – Blues harmonica lesson on Bb harmonica

Oct 5, 2016 | Advanced Intermediate Harmonica Lessons

Hello and welcome to this week’s harmonica lesson where I will be showing you how to play 5 blues overblow licks that you can add to your repertoire. Obviously, for this lesson you will need to be able to play overblows; if you haven’t mastered them yet, you can refer back to my previous lesson here.

I also did a lesson on basic reed adjustments to help with playing overblows, you can see it here.

You will need a harmonica in the key of Bb.






5 Blues Overblow Licks

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Overblows are difficult

Although these licks aren’t particularly difficult, the fact that they have overblows in them will make them a lot harder. So, if you don’t get them straight away, don’t be discouraged. It is perfectly normal to find that you can play the non-overblow bits easily but the overblow notes don’t ‘pop out’ as quickly as they need to.

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