Jimmy Reed harmonica lick from Bright Lights Big City

Nov 17, 2013 | Intermediate Harmonica Lessons, Licks

This is a lick taken from “Bright Lights Big City” by Jimmy Reed. The thing that is interesting is that we are playing in 1st position.

Notes in the 1st position blues scale

7 blow, 8 blow bend, 9 draw, 9 blow bend, 9 blow, 10 whole stop blow bend, 10 blow


Blow Bends

Really take some time practising hitting those blow bends. They are not easy and take a little bit of practice. The key is to be quite gentle and try picturing yourself whistling to hit them.

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