How to play Sugar Coated Love by Lazy Lester

Jul 12, 2017 | 12 Bar Blues, Backing Track, Intermediate Harmonica Lessons, Licks, Songs

Hello, welcome to this week’s free harmonica a lesson which is a request from one of my students to play Sugar Coated Love by Lazy Lester.

You will need a harmonica in the key of A (played in 2nd position in the key of E)




Lick 1

Lick 2

Lick 3

Lick 4

Lick 5

Full Tune

Backing Track

Lots of repetition

The 1st lick gets repeated twice, as does the 2nd lick.

Tongue-blocked octaves

This is a real test of your tongue blocking skills because you need to jump between playing octaves and single notes very quickly. Also, you will not just be playing octaves you will be playing the 2-5 draw as well. This is known as a b7 (flat 7). The flat 7 is a very bluesy interval which is why it sounds quite crunchy when you play it.

Loads of triplet licks

In the last two licks there are a lot of bendy triplet licks which are a great way to play quickly. It is worth practising them quite slowly to start with.

If you would like to do some more of these kind of licks you can click here to see my lesson on triplet licks which includes a tab sheet with 8 links to learn!

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Thank you for watching

When I got this request I was quite excited because I had never even heard of Lazy Lester so it was an absolute pleasure to transcribe it.

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