Fun Boogie Blues Style Harmonica

Mar 8, 2017 | Intermediate Harmonica Lessons, Licks

Hello and welcome to this week’s lesson, where I will be showing you how to play a fun boogie blues style harmonica tune, inspired by Big Walter Horton’s “Walter’s Boogie”.

You will need a harmonica in the key of A, and we will be playing in 2nd position in the key of E.




Boogie Style Audio Clips

Here are some recordings of me playing each lick for you to hear what they should sound like.

Lick 1

Tab for lick 1

Lick 2

Tab for lick 2

Lick 3

Tab for lick 3

Lick 4

Tab for lick 4

Turnaround

Tab for turnaround

Don’t rush

If you are not able to move down from the 6 hole to the 2 draw quickly enough just slow down the whole thing rather than playing the lick quickly and then slowing down during the transition.

Use for solo harmonica

Once you are comfortable playing the full tune, you can use it as the basis for your own solo harmonica improvisation.

It works really well if you play two bars of the boogie and then two bars of improv. Alternate between bass line and improv all the way through the 12 bars.

Thank you

If you have any questions just send me a wee email.

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See you again for the next harmonica video!

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