Jerry Portnoy

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Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday

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Happy Birthday to me! I'll be 70 on Nov. 25th so we're going to learn Happy Birthday this week and at the next birthday party you attend, you can pull out your harp and lead the group in song. I'll play it once through straight and then play it with some syncopation using slap tonguing. No bending - all the correct melody notes are natural notes on the harp. Start on 6 blow.

A harp in key of A.

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Key of A
Jerry Portnoy
A Harp
Happy Birthday

Print Print Chords & Tab

A Harmonica in the Key of A.  

loop @ 0:00 Introduction and How to Learn Happy Birthday

loop @ 1:23 Run-Through

loop @ 2:22 Phrase 1 (Start on 6th Hole Blow)

loop @ 2:45 Phrase 2

loop @ 2:53 Phrase 3

loop @ 3:04 Phrase 4

loop @ 3:15 Syncopation with Tongue Blocking and Back Tonguing

loop @ 4:15 Closing Thoughts




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Craig Nov 24, 2013

Happy Birthday Jerry, may you have many more!

Michael Nov 23, 2013

Happy Birthday Jerry


Thanks for giving us this great opportunity to learn from a master.





Happy 70th Birthday Jerry!  Thanks for everything



Ron Winn
Ron Winn Nov 22, 2013

Keep counting them years,  thanks for sharing

Boyd R
Boyd R Nov 22, 2013

Happy Birthday 

Alan Purves
Alan Purves Nov 22, 2013

Many Happy Returns Jerry, hope you have a great Birthday

Paul W
Paul W Nov 22, 2013

Happy 70th Birthday Jerry!  Thanks for still wanting to teach :)


john Nov 22, 2013

Happy birthday jerry


Rich G
Rich G Nov 22, 2013

Happy Birthday Jerry.

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