This lesson is for all of you who have played third position starting on the 4 draw and are too afraid to go below into the lower octave. It is scary stuff with some pretty serious bends but worth the effort as it sounds almost like a saxophone!
I have given you 5 licks and you can get a free tab sheet by clicking the link below. You will also need a harmonica in the key of C.
If you don’t know third position
If you haven’t heard of third position you should probably do this lesson first – How to play in third position on harmonica
There are three super heavy-weight bends you need to master in this position.
- 2 draw whole step bend (F note on a C harmonica)
- 3 draw 1 1/2 step bend (Ab on a C harmonica)
- 3 draw whole step bend (A on a C harmonica) click here for my 5 tips on tips on playing the 3 draw whole step bend
Play them slowly and try to find a guitarist or pianist to check you are playing the correct notes. You can also use an electronic tuner to see if you are hitting them bang on.
Here are each of the licks played slowly for you to work through
Here is the backing track for you to play along to
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