Hello and welcome to this week’s harmonica lesson where I will show you how to play the Paul Butterfield’s version of the BB King classic – Thrill is Gone. Paul normally played it in 2nd position on a D harmonica but I thought it would be fun to show you in 3rd position on a G harmonica.
This tune is played in 3rd position on a G harmonica which means that we are playing in the key of A. The song is a minor song so we are playing in the key of A minor.
Although I’m reasonably certain that Paul played it in 2nd position on a D harmonica, I think it is fun to learn songs in different positions for a different feel.
If you have any questions just send me a wee email.