Re: I want to play blues, but how to start??? I don't know much about blues and harmonica. Need help!


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Posted by shaggy on December 08, 2001 at 15:42:18:

In Reply to: Re: I want to play blues, but how to start??? I don't know much about blues and harmonica. Need help! posted by Martin on December 07, 2001 at 07:49:48:

: I just want to play my favorite blues songs. i know th eguiar chords. how can this help?

If you know the chords, then it's easy. But first you need to build a repertoire of licks. Each lick represents a chord, and when you string them together you produce a chord progression.

Blues usually follows this 12 bar chord progression:

I I I I IV IV I I V IV I V(or I if at end of song)

This is played by improvising licks that fit these chords. And that's the basis of blues harp playing.



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