Hello Harpsters of Sonic Junction - This week we start taking apart my new 3rd position blues scale study song “Third Is The Word”. I will be focusing on the Blues Scale in 3rd position for this song, and using techniques such as octaves, distorted notes, trills and tremolo. To start making progress with a new position, I think it is best to familiarize yourself with a scale such as this. So let’s all grab our A harps and let’s start working the Blues Scale…haven’t you heard, Third Is The Word!
- Dennis Gruenling
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
A Harp in the Key of B.
Loop 0:00 How Harmonica and Song Keys Relate in Third Position
Loop 1:57 Blues Scale in Third Position
Loop 5:50 First Verse Acoustically
Loop 6:18 Breakdown of First 4 Bars
Loop 9:57 Practice Loop of First 4 Bars
Loop 10:42 Breakdown of IV Chord and Back to I (Bars 5 - 8)
Loop 11:50 Practice Loop of First 8 Bars
Loop 12:08 Breakdown Last 4 Bars
Loop 13:10 Practice Loop of Last 4 Bars
Loop 13:24 Slow Practice Loop of 1st Chorus
Loop 14:03 Practice Loop of 1st Chorus
Loop 14:29 Closing Thoughts