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3rd Position Riffs

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Here are a few simple licks in third position that I use in Cold, Cold Feeling. I don't break them all down but there's nothing fast, tricky or acrobatic about anything that I play in that song. Sing the licks and find the notes. Then concentrate on the sounds you're producing. As I say, "Good music is nothing more than making a good sound come out of your instrument and knowing where to place it." I think that's especially true in playing blues. Start experimenting on your own in third position, playing a harp that's one whole step below the key of the song.

Here we're playing an "A" harp in the key of "Bmin".

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Blues
A Harp
Key of Bmin
3rd Position

Print Print Chords & Tab

A Harmonica in the Key of Bmin.  Background listening: T-Bone Walker - Cold, Cold Feeling

loop @ 1:27 introduction to 3rd position

loop @ 3:22 tonic B on 1st and 4th hole draw

loop @ 5:32 riff #1

loop @ 6:48 riff #2

loop @ 8:20 riff #3

loop @ 8:56 riff #4

 

 

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Biscuit Mike
Biscuit Mike Jun 24, 2013

Working on the Intro. Playing a slow tune & staying relaxed ain't easy yet.

Oh well, I guess that's why we're here to absorb & learn. [:-) 

Boyd R
Boyd R Jun 15, 2013

I really like this tune

 
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