tabs at Modern Blues Harmonica

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tabs at Modern Blues Harmonica

Postby Kudzurunner » Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:14 pm

Folks:

I just want to let you know--if you don't know already--that I have created a major repository of harp tabs at my website, Modern Blues Harmonica. My tabs differ from the great majority currently out there in two respects: 1) they give you very precise AND readable time-counts, making it possible for you to play the song even if you don't have the recording there with you; and 2) I ask you to pay for them--$2 in most case, $1 in some cases. (There are a few free tabs, including the solo for Big Walter Horton's "Have a Good Time." I encourage you to download this to see what my tabs are like.)

My tabs are stored at a filehosting website, http://www.tradebit.com, but you can access them through my website, http://www.modernbluesharmonica.com

Along with every tab, I offer a video tutorial that works you through the tab. These generally cost $5. I have sold thousands of videos and tabs in the past year and a half. Read my testimonials page.

I offer previews of every video lesson, pretty much. They'll give you a good idea of what I'm about.

Here is a complete list of my offerings, as of today. It's a very long list; I apologize in advance. This will be my one and only posting of this sort. I'm simply trying to spread the word. The lessons/tabs are arranged in order of difficulty, easiest to hardest.

--Adam Gussow

FROM MODERN BLUES HARMONICA ("THE STORE"):

BEGINNER / ADVANCED BEGINNER

"Oh Susanna": a classic American folk song, adapted for harp. During my two decades of harp teaching in New York City, this is the song I always gave beginners in Lesson #1. If you're a novice, START HERE! This will give you the basic techniques needed for superior blues harmonica playing.

Harp: C
Video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials
Tab (free!): http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials

"Counting and Playing Your Way Through a 12-Bar Blues": an extra-long (45+ minutes) and extra-important lesson for beginning players. In response to popular demand, I've done my best to demystify the 12-bar blues format and help you navigate your way through a foundational experience. This lesson contains one video and two FREE tab sheets!

Harp key: A and C
Video + tabs: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials

"Floyd's Hotel": a 12-bar blues adapted from the J. Geils Band, appropriate for BEGINNING players.

Harp key: C
video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/1727197
tab: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/1727190

"Shuffle Blues Rhythm": appropriate for BEGINNING players, but of possible interest to ALL LEVELS.

Harp key: C
Video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/1728311
Tab: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/1728312

"Stompin'" ( appropriate for BEGINNING players, but of possible interest to ADVANCED BEGINNERS who have trouble keeping the beat through 12-bar blues changes)

Harp key: C
video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/1728632
tab: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/1728633

"Bittersweet Boogie": an original 12-bar blues for BEGINNERS and ADVANCED BEGINNERS. This song carries a boogie-woogie line through the changes and offers workable technical challenges for developing players, with a focus on tongued articulations and the incorporation of chord rhythms into a continuing melodic structure.

Harp key: C
Video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/1747746
Tab: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/1747747

"Same Old Blues": An original 12-bar blues for BEGINNERS and ADVANCED BEGINNERS. Like "Bittersweet Boogie" (above), this is an excellent workout for developing players who don't bend much (or at all) and want to play something that is recognizably a blues. Good synthesis of single note melodies and chord rhythms. Serious blues harp begins here.

Harp key: C
Video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/1747808
Tab: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/1747809

"Whistlin' the Blues": an original 12-bar blues head, appropriate for ADVANCED BEGINNERS and BEGINNERS ready for a stiff challenge.

Harp key: C
Video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/1747087
Tab: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/1747088

"Put on Your Red Dress": yet another classic blues, arranged for BEGINNERS and ADVANCED BEGINNERS. Double-stops are worth mastering, and this song is a vigorous double-stop workout. Some may remember this as the theme song to "Sesame Street." It's also a real blues--a two-beat stomp that will get the boys hooting and clapping at your corner bar.

Harp key: C
Video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/1966808
Tab: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/1966807

"Rock Around the Clock": Bill Haley's rock 'n' roll hit from the mid 1950s, adapted for harmonica. I've worked up two versions--one for BEGINNERS, one for ADVANCED BEGINNERS and INTERMEDIATES--and put them both in the same video tutorial, with each tab sheet only $1.

Harp: C
Video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/1930547
Tab I: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/1930548
Tab II: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/1930549

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BASIC BLUES HARP: FUNDAMENTAL TECHNIQUES FOR BEGINNERS & ADVANCED BEGINNERS

"Bending the 4 Draw": For most beginners, the 4 draw bend is easiest--and therefore the first that I've always introduced to my students. This video offers a wealth of tips, metaphors, and suggestions to get you bending and bending well. There's also a series of eight exercises that help you consolidate and expand the technique.

Harp key: C
Video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials
Tab: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials



"Bending the 2 Draw": The 2 draw bend (one whole step down) is the flat seventh: a key note in the blues scale, and one that beginners need to master after they've developed some basic bending ability on the 4 draw. This video will get you where you need to go.

Harp key: A and C
Video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials
Tab: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials



"Bending the 3 Draw": NOT just for BEGINNERS and ADVANCED BEGINNERS, but for INTERMEDIATES as well. The 3 draw bend--several different bends, actually--is more challenging than 4 draw and 2 draw. Gussow helps you extract the deep bluesy sound that lies buried in the harp; he uses a guitar to explain exactly which pitches you're trying for and where they're located.

Harp: C
Video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials
Tab: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials

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"Blues Scale": All blues harp instructors teach a version of this; it's that important. The QuickTime video lesson is supplemented by a PDF tab entitled "Blues and Country Scales." This is ideal for ADVANCED BEGINNERS (it requires 2, 3, and 4 draw bends), but BEGINNERS will learn critical information from this and INTERMEDIATE players will benefit from this tuneup.

Harp: C
Video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/1816389
Tab: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/1816392

"Country Scale": The Grand Ol' Opry counterpart to the blues scale. This should be part of every blues harmonica player's armory, since you never know when the band will throw you a curveball. Charlie McCoy, Jimmy Fadden, and Mickey Raphael know all about this country scale.

Harp: C
Video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/1816680
Tab: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/1816392



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ADVANCED BEGINNERS / INTERMEDIATE

"Down Home" (appropriate for ADVANCED BEGINNERS and INTERMEDIATE players)

harp: C
video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/1746181
tab: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/1728662

"Juke 1.0": This is the opening 12-bars of Little Walter's classic instrumental, slightly simplified with the help of lip pursing and single notes rather than tongue-blocked octaves. Perfect for ADVANCED BEGINNERS and INTERMEDIATE players who want to tangle with the real stuff but aren't yet comfortable with tongue-blocking.

Harp: A
Video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/1748399
Tab: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/1748398

"Going Back South": ADVANCED BEGINNER / INTERMEDIATE. A jump-up country-style guitar-and-harmonica blues by Dr. Isaiah Ross. This is deep, soulful, one-chord vamp from the river bottom. Lots of 4 draw and syncopation, with a neat 5 draw quarter-tone bend.

Harp: A
Video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials
Tab: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials

"I Got Love If You Want It": ADVANCED BEGINNER / INTERMEDIATE. Slim Harpo's swamp blues. Nothing very fast here, but 2 and 3 draw bends and some tricky timing will challenge developing players. Can be played lip-pursed or tongue-blocked.

harp: B-flat
video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... ant-it-mov
tab: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... ant-it-pdf


"Next Time You See Me": A classic blues covered by Junior Parker, James Cotton, and the Nighthawks, adapted for ADVANCED BEGINNERS and INTERMEDIATE players.

Harp: C
Video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials
Tab: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials

"In the Mood": A classic big-band blues from the Glenn Miller Orchestra, adapted for ADVANCED BEGINNERS and INTERMEDIATE players. No bends here, just lots of swing timing.

Harp: C
Video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials
Tab: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials

"Caledonia": The classic Louis Jordan jump-blues, two 12-bar choruses. I notate two slightly different versions, both of them recorded by Muddy Waters, since good harp players should know how to play both. For ADVANCED BEGINNERS and INTERMEDIATES.

Harp: C
Video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/1861336
Tab (intro1): http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/1861334
Tab (intro2): http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/1861335


"Way Down in the Delta": An original composition, and an unusual one: a two-beat stomp. For INTERMEDIATE players, although ADVANCED BEGINNERS may want to check this out.

Video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials
Tab: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials

"When the Saints Go Marching In": This New Orleans classic is perfect for the INTERMEDIATE players (and a challenge for the adventurous ADVANCED BEGINNER) looking to add a little jazz to the repertoire. Play it fast or slow--it always swings.

Harp: C
Video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials
Tab: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials

"Worried About My Baby": Howlin' Wolf played some wonderful stuff with Eric Clapton and other Brits on THE LONDON HOWLIN WOLF SESSIONS; I've transcribed and adapted it for solo harp. Appropriate for INTERMEDIATE players, although ADVANCED BEGINNERS will get a great 4 draw bend workout from this and ADVANCED INTERMEDIATES will quickly add a new power-harp groove to their repertoire.

Harp: C
Video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials
Tab: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials

"Let the Good Times Roll": another classic blues, familiar to many from versions by B. B. King and Muddy Waters. I've combined elements from the horn riffs and vocal melody to create a fun and playable version for ADVANCED BEGINNERS (who will find the 3 draw bends a challenge) and INTERMEDIATES.

Harp: C
Video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials
Tab: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials

"Turnarounds": For ADVANCED BEGINNERS through ADVANCED INTERMEDIATES. Most blues harp instructional methods let bars 11 and 12 of the 12-bar blues fall by the wayside after offering you a couple of standard turnarounds. I blow the doors off with 11 variations, ranging from easy to challenging.

Harp: C
Video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials
Tab: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials

"Baby Please Don't Leave Me": an original 12-bar blues head, riff-heavy. Check out the preview at tradebit.com. INTERMEDIATE.

Harp: C
Video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/2154090
Tab: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/2154091

"Night Train": ADVANCED BEGINNER and INTERMEDIATE. James Brown and Jimmy Forest recorded this; so did King Curtis, the great honking R&B sax player, and that's where I learned it. A two-chorus head, adapted for blues harp. I've played this one at dozens of jam sessions.

Harp: C
Video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials
Tab: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials

"Chicken Shack": INTERMEDIATE. Organist Jimmy Smith's groove-jazz classic, a 12-bar blues that's been recorded by everybody, including Charlie Musselwhite and Pinetop Perkins. This is one tune you DO need to master if you're planning to play jam sessions and pickup gigs.

Harp: C
Video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials
Tab: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials


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INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE

"Swinging Happy Birthday": For ADVANCED BEGINNERS through ADVANCED INTERMEDIATES. "Happy Birthday" is THE universal favorite, but when blues pros play it, they hip it up by swinging it hard. Gussow shows you how to transform this VERY square tune into a jazz standard.

Harp: C (first position)
Video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials
Tab: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials

"John Lee Hooker's Boogie Blues": For ADVANCED BEGINNERS through ADVANCED INTERMEDIATES. This driving shuffle is my original composition, in the Hook's familiar "Boom Boom Boom Boom!" style. Check out the preview.

Harp: C
Video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials
Tab: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials

"Crazy About My Baby": a transcription of the 12-bar intro to Snooky Prior's song, appropriate for INTERMEDIATE and ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE players.

Harp: D
Video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/1747085
Tab: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/1747086

"Easy": a 12-bar transcription/adaptation of Big Walter Horton's classic instrumental. Appropriate for INTERMEDIATE and (when played with tongue-blocking) ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE players.

Harp: B-flat
Video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/1746448
Tab: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/1746447

"Sugar Ditch": A jazz/blues head by Ray Charles's sideman, alto sax player Hank Crawford. Perfect for the serious blues harp student who is ready to push beyond familiar Chicago & West Coast harp cliches. NO OVERBLOWS NEEDED! Check out the previews.

Harp: C
Video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -ditch-mov
Tab: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... gussow-pdf


"Ending the Blues": a study guide to the challenging art of ending a 12-bar blues song well. This lesson consists of ten (10) different two-bar endings, drawn from Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, Big Walter Horton, Nat Riddles, Jason Ricci, and my own recordings. INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE.

Harps: A, B-flat, C, D, F (i.e., I use the same keys used on the original recordings)
Video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials
Tab: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials

"Sonny Boy's Blues": This is my own transcription/adaptation of a classic 12-bar intro in the style of Sonny Boy Williamson II (Rice Miller). If you've ever wanted to master his style--or simply bring a little of his flavor into what you do--this is the place to start. Appropriate for INTERMEDIATE and ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE players.

harp: F
video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials
tab: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials

"Help Me": This is arguably Sonny Boy Williamson's best-known song--a harmonica blues staple of blues bands and jam sessions the world over. An amazing amount of harmonica knowledge is packed into this 12-bar solo: warbles, angular triplets, chuck-chuck accents. For INTERMEDIATE and ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE players.

Harp: B-flat
Video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... gussow-mov
Tab: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... gussow-pdf

"Adam's PowerHarp Groove": This is my own personal workout--an original 12-bar instrumental designed to tone and energize INTERMEDIATE and ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE players. There is NOTHING on the harmonica instructional market quite like this: not Barrett, not Gage, not Portnoy, not even the great and powerful Gindick can match the power-to-weight ratio of this top-fuel juggernaut!

Harp: B-flat
Video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/1747744
Tab: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/1747745

preview: http://www.tradebit.com/usr/asgussow/pu ... .clip-.mov

"How Long Can a Fool Go Wrong": James Cotton's simple/tricky and memorable first-position blues on an A harp, from the mid-1970s release, 100% COTTON. Appropriate for INTERMEDIATE and ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE players, although adventurous ADVANCED BEGINNERS will find this a useful (if challenging) place to begin thinking about first position playing.

Harp: A (first position)
Video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials
Tab: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials

"What'd I Say": Ray Charles's 1959 soul classic, adapted for harmonica. This 12-bar blues with a funky rock beat is a whole new way of holding down the changes. It uses tongue blocking and some kickstart timing to create a driving groove. This is NOT the same old Chicago blues groove! For INTERMEDIATES and ADVANCED INTERMEDIATES.

Harp: A
Video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials
Tab: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials

"Sonny Terry's 'Key to the Highway'": An 8-bar blues classic. I've taken what Sonny Terry actually plays in a famous recording with Brownie McGhee and transcribed/adapted it as a solo piece. INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE

Harp: A
Video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/2421812
Tab: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials

"John Lee Williamson's Blues": a 12-bar blues in the style of Sonny Boy I, appropriate for ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE players and INTERMEDIATE players unafraid of a challenge.

Harp: D
Video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials
Tab: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials

"Born in Chicago": two choruses of a 12-bar blues by the Butterfield Blues Band (intro and solo), appropriate for ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE players and INTERMEDIATE players unafraid of a challenge.

Harp: D
Video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials
Tab (intro): http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials
Tab (solo): http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials

"Have a Good Time": INTERMEDIATE and ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE. I've transcribed the harp intro and first harp solo on Big Walter's classic recording. "Have a Good Time" is a classic tongue-blocked Chicago blues.

Harp: C
Video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials
Tab (intro): http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials
*FREE Tab (solo): http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials

"Gone to Main Street": I've uploaded a two-part lesson revolving around Little Walter's classic comping and soloing on Muddy Water's early-50s recording. This is challenging stuff--perfect for ADVANCED INTERMEDIATES and INTERMEDIATE players ready for a workout. I've transcribed/adapted Walter's comping behind Muddy in Part One and have transcribed Walter's two-chorus solo in Part Two.

Harp: B-flat
Video (comp): http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials
Video (solos): http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials
Tab (comp): http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials
Tab (solo 1): http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials
Tab (solo 2): http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials

"Cissy Strut": a New Orleans funk masterpiece by The Meters, spare and punchy. This tune kept on coming up at NYC blues jam sessions; it's a good way to broaden your repertoire. INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE.

Harp: F
Video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials
Tab: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials

"Fever": Peggy Lee made this sultry minor-key blues famous; Ray Charles added to its luster. Gussow gives you two eight-bar choruses: a vamp (good for introing the song and/or comping behind a singer) and a solo drawn from the vocal melody. Broaden your range! INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE.

Harp: C
Video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials
Tab: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials

"Good Morning Little School Girl": a serious deep blues with Mississippi juke-joint pedigree, for serious students of the harp. Everybody from John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson and James "Son" Thomas to Muddy Waters and Jerry Portnoy plays this one; my own version is smack down the middle, with all the nasty subtleties--blue notes, glissandos, rhythmic emphases. A nine-and-a-half bar blues! No overblows needed, but you WILL be challenged. INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE

Harp: D
Video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials
Tab: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials

"Blues With a Feeling": Essential repertoire for any serious blues harp student. I've transcribed Little Walter's intrumental intro, breaking it down and putting it back together. INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE.

Harp: D
Video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials
Tab: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials

"Sunday Driver": I've tabbed out one of the most challenging solos I've ever recorded. It's a power shuffle in B-flat, played cross harp, and in order to nail it perfectly you'll need to combine overblows (5 and 6) and fast triplet runs in all three octaves. You can find the original song for sale on Adam Gussow and Charlie Hilbert: Blues Classics, a download for sale here at Modern Blues Harmonica.

Harp: E-flat
Video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials
Tab: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials

“Messin’ With the Kid": I've tabbed out Junior Wells's two-chorus solo from Hoodoo Man Blues and adapted the guitar riff from bars 11 & 12. This is an amazing, challenging solo--so challenging that I encourage you to slow it to 80% of full speed using the Amazing Slow Downer application. Great rewards await students who embrace this challenge; Junior's approach, properly understood and adapted to your needs, can significantly expand your bag of tricks.

Harp: F
Video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... he-kid-mov
Tab: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... gussow-pdf




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ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE

"Adam's Warmup Exercises (with overblows)": For ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE blues harmonica players, or INTERMEDIATE players who are developing the ability to overblow, this lesson works through a half-dozen different exercises created by Adam Gussow for his own use. (Three of them are featured in the preview.) These exercises develop speed, fluency, and the ability to transition smoothly from the bottom to the top of the harp and back. They help players integrate overblows within a traditional diatonic blues context. They also provide a workout on upper octave bends.

Harp: C
Video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -overblows
Tab: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -overblows


"Blue Monk": When I talk about pushing forward the boundaries of blues harmonica, I'm thinking of this bebop standard. It requires overblows on holes 5 and 6, and is therefore appropriate for ADVANCED INTERMEDIATES. But it fits amazingly well on the diatonic harp--a natural, in fact--and will awe your buddies the first time you pull it out at your local jam session.

Harp: A
Video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials
Tab: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials

"Tenor Madness": For ADVANCED INTERMEDIATES. This Sonny Rollins jazz blues is perfect for players who are beginning to add overblows to their repertoire, since it uses a couple.

Harp: C
Video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials
Tab (basic): http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials
Tab (advanced): http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials

"Checkin' Up on My Baby: For INTERMEDIATES and ADVANCED INTERMEDIATES. My own version of the Sonny Boy / Junior Wells standard.

Harp: D
Video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials
Tab: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials

"Watermelon Man": Herbie Hancock's classic instrumental, adapted for harp. For ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE players. Warning: contains overblows! Not for the faint of heart!

Harp: B-flat
Video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials
Tab: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials

"St. Thomas": Sonny Rollins's classic jazz head, adapted for harp. For ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE players. Warning: contains overblows! Not for the faint of heart!

Harp: C
Video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials
Tab: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/ ... -Tutorials
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