Hello, welcome to this weeks lesson. We will be continuing from last weeks lesson on the blow bends on holes 8, 9 and 10.
You will need a G harmonica for this.
I will be showing you how to play blues in 1st position as against what we have been playing in before which is 2nd or 3rd position. This means that you will be playing in the same key as the harmonica comes in (in this case G) so if you try playing this scale over a 12 bar blues in the key of G it will work well.
The blues scale
7 blow, 8 blow bend, 9 draw, 9 blow bend, 9 blow, 10 double blow bend, 10 blow
Trying to hit the 10 blow bend straight on is going to be quite difficult at first but if you persevere for a few weeks you should start seeing some great results.
Let’s look at some blues licks that you are familiar with already and transpose into 1st position
It’s a really good idea to try to play some licks you are already familiar with in 2nd position transposed into 1st position.
Here are some good examples –
• Hoochie Coochie Man
• One chord blues
Homework; workout your favourite second position licks in first position!
Next week I will be showing you your first full 12th of blues in first position.
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