Welcome to the 3rd and final part of my series on “how to play a slow blues on harmonica”. If you missed the first 2 lessons you can find them here:
You will notice that the phrases in this example are much more energetic and also dense. By dense I mean that there is not a lot of space between notes. I’m filling everything in.
In the first two examples of the slow blues I left lots of space which was a conscious decision. Here, I’m making a conscious decision to fill in lots of that space to create a shift of the phrasing for the listener. Indeed, this kind of strong shift keeps the listener’s interest. There is nothing more boring than someone doing the same thing over and over again without any variations.
Thank you for following this series of lessons on slow blues. I hope that you take some of the ideas and apply them to your own playing and improvisation.