Now you are armed with “the blues scale”, “riffs”, “safe notes” and “trills” we are going to take a look at “Jamming".

We are going to play what is known as a 12 bar blues in the key of G. Now for the confusing bit. Because we are playing blues we are going to be playing in what is called “2nd Position”, or cross position, see Keys & Positions for more info on this. This means that if the guitarist is playing in the key of "G" we will be playing on a "C" harmonica. A general rule of thumb is the key of the harmonica must be 3 letters higher than what the guitarist is playing in when playing blues.

Jamming is all about improvisation, making it up as you go along. If it sounds good to you then its not wrong. The key here is to experiment.

For some accompaniment see the Midi Files page.

Harmonica Lessons Featured Song
Juke - Members Only
by Little Walter
Today we’re going to learn "Juke" by Little Walter, probably his best known song, which he used to play as the opening theme song when he played in the Muddy Waters Band. - Complete lesson with MP3s

Your Questiuons Answered
Can I tune up my Harmonica?
The simple answer is yes. If your Harmonica goes out of tune slightly you can re-tune it using a small screw driver, a set of feeler gauges and a metal nail file. Read how to do it in the Maintenance & Tuning section.

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