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Harmonica Lessons: "Slow Blues with Overblows" Low Register - Key of D on G Harp

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All right.
This is a G harp, and this is gonna be
a slow blues in D, cross harp,
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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.
[MUSIC]
Then.
[MUSIC]
Then
the five
chord.
[MUSIC]
[MUSIC].
So you see, i was using
[MUSIC]
oops, I was using
[MUSIC]
instead of going
[MUSIC]
down there to play the four chord.
I was playing that same
lick starting on four blow
[MUSIC]
using the six overblow
[MUSIC]
instead of
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now with the fifth all overblow you
can get the third of the five chord.
[MUSIC]
The sixth hole over
blow is the minor third of
the second octave.
[MUSIC]
It's also the seventh of
the four chord
[MUSIC].
And then every once in a while,
I was using the fourth hole overblow.
[MUSIC]
Like a passing note.
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You can use the fourth hole and
fifth hole,
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.
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And
I used that first hole
overblow,
[MUSIC]
as a passing note.
[MUSIC]
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.