Learn how to play traditional blues riffs on your harmonica in this follow-up to our enduringly popular 101 Blues Riffs. Our harmonica lessons are ideal for beginners and intermediate harp players; we focus here on exploring the different parts of the blues and building riffs that work well.
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You’ll learn riffs for the one chord, the four chord, the five chord, intro riffs and turnaround riffs. We’ve also written riffs for the five/four chord transition, riffs that you would normally play in the low/middle octave, transposed up to the top octave. There are also riffs transposed from the top octave down to the middle, giving you more flexibility to be bluesy on all parts of the harmonica!
Each riff is played at three speeds: first, at full speed, then very slowly, and then somewhere in the middle. We have notated every riff with normal music notation and harmonica tabs. Each track comes with live guitar and drums to help you get into the groove and help you play at the correct tempo with the right ‘feel’.
Ben explains more in our video: