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Basic Folk Harmonica Lesson

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Published on Nov 14, 2009

C Harp

This lesson is directed at people who want to start playing folk-style harmonica like Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Bryan Adams, Bruce Springsteen. . . you name it. I get a lot of emails asking for tabs of songs. This lesson should give you the tools to figure many of those tunes out yourself.

Is there more to the story? Sure there is, but you have to start somewhere. This style of play is easily recognizable, and pretty easy to play. So give it a shot. You'll be playing along in no time. If you want to learn more, please check out my other lessons.

-Major Scale on a Diatonic Harmonica (middle octave) 4B, 4D, 5B, 5D, 6B, 6D,7D, 7B (C,D, E, F, G, A, B, C) where B= blow air into the harmonica and D=draw air through the harmonica.

C chord Blow on holes 1-4 of your C harmonica
G chord Draw on holes 1-4 of your C harmonica

Folk Lick: 6Db, 6D, 6B (b=bend. unbend quickly for this lick)

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