How to play Wade in the Water by Little Sonny on G harmonica + Free Harp Tab

Jul 6, 2016 | Backing Track, Harp Tabs, Intermediate Harmonica Lessons, Songs

Hello and welcome to this week’s harmonica lesson where I will be showing you how to play Little Sonny’s version of Wade in the water.

You will need a harmonica in the key of G and we will be playing in 2nd position in the key of D minor.




Not a 12 bar blues

Wade in the water is not a 12 bar blues!! It has a slightly different structure and is in a minor key.

The first 6 bars are played over the the I chord, then we have a change from bVI to V to I chord twice over 4 bars.

It is worth listening to the backing track to get comfortable with it.

Wade in the water licks

Practice playing each lick slowly along to to the audio clips below.

Wade in the water Backing track

Once you have put all the licks together, you should try playing along with the backing track below…

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