How to play St James Infirmary in 3rd position

Oct 11, 2017 | Backing Track, Intermediate Harmonica Lessons, Licks, Songs

Hello and welcome to this week’s harmonica lesson where I will show you how to play the classic folk tune St James Infirmary in 3rd position on a C harmonica. I have taken Hakan Ehn’s version of the song for inspiration which you can watch here.




3rd position

This tune is played in 3rd position on a C harmonica which means that we are playing in the key of D. The song is a minor song so we are playing in D minor.

Lick 1

Lick 2

Lick 3

Lick 4

Full Play-through with backing track

Backing track

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