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Learnin to play the Blues

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Broke Leg J
Jul 26, 2010 1:02 PM GMT

I began my harmonica journey 9 months ago by buying JP Allen's CD / DVD set. The set was helpful in getting me started, but there's so much more I'm sure I need to learn. I've been working at mostly harmonica parts on rock songs and playing along with a band filled with friends.

I'd really like to learn to play the blues. What advice do you have for beginning this learning endeavor?



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Jul 26, 2010 1:07 PM GMT
Boris Plotnikov Replied:

Start with understanding shuffle rhythm.

1. Work on triplets playing 1-3 blow/draw chords. (123)(123)(123) 123 123 123 with metronome.

2. Accent each 3-rd note in triplet.(123)(123)(123) 123 123 123

3. Skip 2-nd note in triplet.(123)_____ (123) 123 ____ 123

4. Skip the 2-nd note and accent the 3-rd one.(123)_____ (123) 123 ____ 123



Jul 26, 2010 1:36 PM GMT
Broke Leg J Replied:

thanks for the tips



Jul 27, 2010 2:10 PM GMT
John P Replied:

Start by learning to play the blues scale up and down getting the bends correct and in proper order. Practice it until it is second nature.

Second position blues scale: 2D/3B 3D* 4B 4D* 4D 5D 6B

Third position blues scale: 4D 5D 6B 6D* 6D 7B 8D

B=BLOW D=DRAW *=HALF STEP BEND




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