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Harmonica Lessons: "Boogie Woogie Blues in D"

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ladies and gents.
This is a blues in D and
it's gonna be played on a harp in C.
And it's not D minor.
It's not third position.
But for all of you intermediate harmonica
players, I am going to play in D,
like a D seven, G seven,
A seven, one, four, five blues.
It's a boogie woogie style,
kind of like a straight eighth.
[SOUND] With a little bit of
a swinging undercurrent and
I am not going to use
any overblows at all.
So this is something you could try.
You don't need to know how to
play overblows to do this.
I need to restrain myself
from playing to do it, but
its just something that I
think that you'll enjoy and
something that I think you should try out,
so here it comes.
you see
to play
In D,
not D
In third position.
You just have to think a little bit, and
control the bends.
A lot of third
hole second hole
stuff there.
then that
fast one I did
And then that.
That's like a guitar lick going,
[SOUND] straight across
the neck of the guitar.
So I sorta stole that from guitar players.
So you can do a lot of stuff in third
position just playing in the standard
blues progression.
So next time that you're just
playing a blues gig, you don't
have to play cross harp on the major keys
blues all the time, try one in third.
And that's an order.