Jerry Portnoy

Lesson >

Cold, Cold Feeling

3rd Position Riffs and Fills

Jerry Portnoy Lesson >

Cold, Cold Feeling > 3rd Position Riffs and Fills

We're re-issuing one of Jerry's most popular lessons with re-mastered video and updated loop points. From Jerry: 

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:

Print Print Chords & Tab

A Harp in the Key of B minor (3rd position).

Loop 0:00 Intro by Jerry and Rick

Loop 1:06 Playing in 3rd Position

Loop 3:30 Breakdown of 3rd Position Riffs

Loop 10:00 Solo





Log in to leave a comment

George Garvin
George Garvin Mar 15, 2021

Hi Jerry,

Cold Cold Feeling is fun and very bluesy. Next week would you please include a bit on playing some third position variations on the IV and V chords.



Login popup sm Login popup banner

Member Log In

Forgot your password? Click here

New To Sonic Junction?

See Sign Up Info >

Popup close
Login popup sm

New To Sonic Junction?

Try 2 Lessons Free

Popup close