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The Secret to Playing Blues Harmonica
A tutorial for diatonic 10 hole harmonicas
By: Gringoloco

Practice

I find the songs much easier to play on the harmonica than to program on the synthesizer! Due to my technical inability on the synthesizer not all licks here are true harmonica licks. The true blues harmonica sound is difficult to reproduce on a synthesizer. However these midi files are in correct tuning and should work well for practice.

Open MIDIs One At A Time
Let your harp sing!

Do Not copy the licks... Do your own thing! I will attempt to put a variety of styles for practice.

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Rising Sun Blues
You need F & C harmonicas. Song is in A minor

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Bad Moon Rising
You need an F harmonica
Song is in C

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Me And Bobby Magee
You need F&F# harmonicas
Song is in C (changes to C#)

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Folsom Prison Blues
You need a C harmonica
Song is in G

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Seven Spanish Angels
You need an F or a C harmonica. Song is in C. Practice slow background

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Help Me Make It
You need F & C harmonicas
Song is in C

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Foggy Mountain Breakdown
You need a C harmonica
Song is in G

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Farewell Nova Scotia
Song is in G
You need a G harmonica
Straight Top End Work

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Boogie Woogie
You need an F harmonica
Song is in C

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Slow Blues Rythm Licks
You need an F harmonica
Song is in C
Beginner Variations

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The Gambler
You need G&G# harmonicas
Straight (Position 1)
Song is in G - Cross with C&C#

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Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
You need a C or F (Chromatic)
Or F (Crossed)
Song is in C (Advanced)

Just For Fun!
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Make Some Train Whistles and Licks!
These are interesting little systhesizer midis I constructed with Cakewalk Sonar.
I hope you have a good midi player that can reproduce this sound!

More Harp MIDIs

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