This is a G harp, and this is gonna be
a slow blues in D, cross harp,
illustrating how to use the overblows in
a very basic style of blues,
with some very basic riffs.
So overblows that I'm gonna use are four,
[SOUND] five, [SOUND] and six.
[SOUND] And a little bit of one,
[SOUND] which on the G harp is
a little bit hard to sustain.
So I'm not gonna do too much of that one.
All right, so here's a slow blues in D.
So you see, i was using
oops, I was using
instead of going
down there to play the four chord.
I was playing that same
lick starting on four blow
using the six overblow
now with the fifth all overblow you
can get the third of the five chord.
The sixth hole over
blow is the minor third of
the second octave.
It's also the seventh of
the four chord
And then every once in a while,
I was using the fourth hole overblow.
Like a passing note.
You can use the fourth hole and
just the same way a guitar player [NOISE].
So, since we've all listened
to lots of Blues guitar,
we can imitate Blues guitar licks too.
And piano players.
I used that first hole
as a passing note.
So, these overblows are not gimmicks,
they're musical notes that everyone who
plays an instrument like a saxophone,
a guitar, or piano,
has at their instant disposal.
And on the harmonica once you get
the command of these things you
can use them if you hear that
note that should be there in what
you wanna play then it will come out and
you'll be able to play it.
So I started you out here with
a slow blues with a G harp.
Just to give you plenty of time
to think about these licks.
And if any of you want to try to
play a slow blues using overblows,
I'd love to see a video, thanks.