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Beautiful Dreamer

Solo Instrumental

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Beautiful Dreamer > Solo Instrumental

This week I'm playing the very pretty Stephen Foster song - "Beautiful Dreamer". Hopefully you know the melody already but, if not, make sure you have it firmly fixed in your mind before beginning to play it.  No hole by hole instruction. Figuring it out for yourself helps you learn the instrument. It starts on 7 blow and is tongue blocked with just a couple of bends and three split chords at the end - three holes with the middle hole blocked with the tip of the tongue (3/5 blow, 2/4 draw, 2/4 blow).

It's a nice little solo piece. Have fun!

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Jerry Portnoy
Beautiful Dreamer
Steven Foster
Folk Song

Print Print Chords & Tab

A Harp in the Key of A.

Loop 2:52 First A Section

Loop 3:10 Second A Section

Loop 3:26 B Section

Loop 3:44 Final A Section with Ending

Loop 2:52 Whole Performance





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Jerry Portnoy
Jerry Portnoy Dec 08, 2014

I'm glad that you guys like the melodic songs as well as the blues. And hey D.W. - I hope you're getting something from these lessons. I know that you're a fine player already!

Dariusz Dec 07, 2014

Great to see You back!!! 


DW Gill
DW Gill Dec 05, 2014

Jerry, Great technique....Thanks, BluesFully, DW Gill


Ros Dec 05, 2014

Beautiful dreamer, beautiful harp melody, Jerry. Many thanks, again, for inspiring me to play -- and for choosing yet another tune that makes me smile.

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