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Slow Blues Harmonica Lessons, Licks, and Backing Tracks for Beginners

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Are you a beginner harmonica player looking to learn how to play slow blues? You're in the right place! In this article, we'll provide you with everything you need to get started, including:

Slow Blues Harmonica: Lessons Licks Backing Tracks
Slow Blues Harmonica: Lessons, Licks & Backing Tracks
by Hugh Cornwell

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Language : English
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Print length : 48 pages
  • Easy-to-follow slow blues harmonica lessons
  • A collection of essential slow blues harmonica licks
  • High-quality backing tracks to practice with

Slow Blues Harmonica Lessons

Before we dive into the licks and backing tracks, let's start with a few basic slow blues harmonica lessons.

Lesson 1: The 12-Bar Blues Progression

The 12-bar blues progression is the foundation of slow blues music. It's a 12-bar chord progression that repeats throughout the song. The most common 12-bar blues progression is:

I | I | I | I IV | IV | I | I V | IV | I | V

You can play this progression on the harmonica by using the following notes:

  • I: 1 blow, 2 draw, 3 blow, 4 draw
  • IV: 4 blow, 5 draw, 6 blow, 7 draw
  • V: 6 blow, 7 draw, 8 blow, 9 draw

Lesson 2: Basic Blues Licks

Once you've mastered the 12-bar blues progression, you can start learning some basic blues licks. Here are a few to get you started:

  • The "Jimmy Reed" lick: 2 draw, 3 blow, 4 draw, 5 blow
  • The "Little Walter" lick: 4 blow, 5 draw, 6 blow, 5 draw, 4 blow
  • The "Sonny Boy Williamson" lick: 4 blow, 5 draw, 6 blow, 7 draw, 8 blow, 7 draw, 6 blow, 5 draw

Lesson 3: Putting It All Together

Now that you know the 12-bar blues progression and some basic blues licks, you can start putting it all together. Here's a simple slow blues song that you can try playing:

I | I | I | I IV | IV | I | I V | IV | I | V

You can play this song by using the following licks:

  • Intro: Jimmy Reed lick
  • Verse 1: Little Walter lick
  • Verse 2: Sonny Boy Williamson lick
  • Chorus: Jimmy Reed lick

Slow Blues Harmonica Licks

Here's a collection of slow blues harmonica licks that you can use to improve your playing:

  • The "Slow Blues Bend": 1 draw, 1 draw (bend down),1 draw (release)
  • The "Slow Blues Vibrato": 1 blow, 1 blow (vibrato)
  • The "Slow Blues Trill": 1 blow, 1 draw (trill)
  • The "Slow Blues Tongue Block": 2 blow, 3 blow, 4 blow, 5 blow
  • The "Slow Blues Overblow": 6 blow, 7 blow, 8 blow, 9 blow

Slow Blues Harmonica Backing Tracks

Here's a collection of high-quality slow blues harmonica backing tracks that you can use to practice with:

  • Slow Blues Backing Track 1
  • Slow Blues Backing Track 2
  • Slow Blues Backing Track 3
  • Slow Blues Backing Track 4
  • Slow Blues Backing Track 5

We hope this article has helped you get started with slow blues harmonica. With a little practice, you'll be playing like a pro in no time!

Slow Blues Harmonica: Lessons Licks Backing Tracks
Slow Blues Harmonica: Lessons, Licks & Backing Tracks
by Hugh Cornwell

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Language : English
File size : 12179 KB
Screen Reader : Supported
Print length : 48 pages
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Slow Blues Harmonica: Lessons Licks Backing Tracks
Slow Blues Harmonica: Lessons, Licks & Backing Tracks
by Hugh Cornwell

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Language : English
File size : 12179 KB
Screen Reader : Supported
Print length : 48 pages
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