Harmonica tabbing (incl. 12 Bar Blues)

Let’s see, today we have Harmonica tabs, guitar strings, guitar pedals, and DIY tube amps.

You’ll need a D harmonica to play this one. It’s called Spokey Dokey, written by one of the premier harp players in Japan Ryuichiro Senoo. Here’s the harmonica tab. If you have a week or two of harmonica under your belt, you should be able to take a stab at this. Here’s a youtube video of someone (not me!) who has been playing for about a month, playing this song. If you like this song and master it, be sure and check out the song “Diggin’ my Potato” which is another great harmonica solo song, but you’ll need an Eb (E flat) harmonica to replicate that sound.

I got this email from my buddy, he was looking for a song he could play that didn’t involve any words

This song is just a singer and piano, and the piano part i swear we can put to harmonica

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPyd7qFTsT8

i found tabbing for the piano part…
i just need to convert it to harmonica… -and then get good at the harmonica
http://tabnabber.com/view_Tab.asp?tabID=58&sArtist=Biz+Markie&sName=Just+A+Friend

I tabbed out the first three bars for him, which was simply 345B 5B 4D 4B 456D 6D 7B on a regular C harmonica. D is draw and B is blow. This is pretty easy if you know the guitar note in the tab, you can just transpose/convert it to the note on the harmonica. I used this site to get a visual representation of what notes are on what key harmonica for transposing tabs. This is a great tool for transposing your own tabs until you can do this by ear.

If you’re just looking for something to jam to, check out harmonica jam backing tracks. I really like this harmonica backing track (free MP3 download) since it’s designed specifically for a C harmonica and is repetitive enough to practice licks but not so much as to bore you to death. You can find plenty more at harmonicajam.com‘s backing tracks page

And then there’s the harmonica 12 Bar Blues…  the tab goes like this

3B 4B 3D 3B (1st riff) ♪I got the blues…♪

4B 4B 3D 4B (2nd riff) ♪I got the blues for you…♪

3B 3D 4B 4D (3rd riff) ♪This line rhymes too…♪

If you still need help you can listen to this guy explain it

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One Response to Harmonica tabbing (incl. 12 Bar Blues)

  1. NAJEE says:

    I TABBED OUT THE WHOLE SONG OF SPOKEY DOKEY. THIS IS MY VIDEO OF ME PLAYING IT ALL THE WAY THROUGH.. THE LINK TO THE TABB IS ON MY VIDEO..!! SPREAD THE WORD I WANT EVERY1 TO BE ABLE TO PLAY THIS SONG

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