blues songs on chromatic harmonica

Blue and Lonesome

guitar Tabs and lyrics: https://www.e-chords.com/chords/little-walter/blue-and-lonesome

forum: https://www.bluesharmonica.com/little_walter_blue_and_lonesome

2.48 harmonica

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James Cotton “23 Hours Too Long” !!

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Can you advise me a good Blues song with tab for C chromatic harmonica (10 hole)?

Answer:

Little Walter – Blue and Lonesome

James Cotton – 23 Hours

Both played in D minor

About the harmonica

The harmonica is a fantastic instrument.
I like the different harmonica tunings
There is a lot of Harmonica development. For example: overblow harmonica – Brendan Power invention, Will Wilde tuning,
Pucker, tongue block technic.
Using harmonica in the different music genre: blues, country, rock, jazz
I created my site to collect this info.

Blues Scale in 12 Positions

BLUES SCALE in 12 POSITIONS
The notes below are for a harp in the key of C, but the tab holds for
any key harmonica (e.g., if you pick up a Bb harp and play the same
1st position tab below, the actual notes will be different but the
position will be correct). 2nd position is what you hear most often in
blues, but don’t be afraid to mix it up.+ = blow
– = draw
‘ = halfstep bend (diatonic only)
‘‘ = whole step bend (diatonic only)
‘‘‘ = whole step and a half bend (diatonic only)
o = overblow/overdraw (diatonic only)
< = push slide button in (for chromatic tab only)
BLUES SCALE — DIATONIC HARMONICA by OCTAVE/
CHROMATIC HARMONICA (lowest octave only)

1st POSITION: C   Eb  F   F#  G  Bb    C
Low Octave:  +1 +1o -2’’ -2’ -2 -3’   +4
Mid Octave:  +4 +4o -5  +5o  +6 +6o   +7
High Octave: +7 +8’ -9  +9’  +9 +10’’ +10
CHROMATIC:   +1 <-1 -2  <-2  +3 <-3   +4

2nd POSITION: G  Bb  C  C#  D  F  G
Low Octave:  -2 -3’ +4 -4’ -4 -5 +6
Mid Octave:  +6 +6o +7 -8o -8 -9 +9
CHROMATIC:   +3 <-3 +4 <+4 -5 -6 +7

3rd POSITION: D   F   G   Ab   A    C  D
Low Octave:  -1 -2’’ -2 -3’’’ -3’’ +4 -4
Mid Octave:  -4 -5   +6 -6’  -6    +7 -8
CHROMATIC:   -1 -2   +3 <+3  -3    +4 -5

4th POSITION: A   C   D  Eb  E  G  A
Low Octave: -3’’ +4 -4 +4o +5 +6 -6
Mid Octave: -6   +7 -8 +8’ +8 +9 -10
CHROMATIC:  -3   +4 -5 <-5 +6 +7 -7

5th POSITION: E   G  A   Bb   B  D E
Low Octave:  +2 -2 -3’’ -3’ -3 -4 +5
Mid Octave:  +5 +6 -6  +6o  -7 -8 +8
CHROMATIC    +2 +3 -3  <-3  -4 -5 +6

6th POSITION: B  D  E  F  Ab  A    B
Low Octave:  -3 -4 +5 -5 -6’ -6  -7
Mid Octave:  -7 -8 +8 -9 -9o -10 +10’
CHROMATIC:   -4 -5 +6 -6 <+7 -7  -8

7th POSITION: F#   A   B  C  C#  E  F#
Low Octave:  -2’ -3’’ -3 +4 -4’ +5 +5o
Mid Octave:  +5o -6   -7 +7 -7o +8 +9’
CHROMATIC:   <-2 -3   -4 +4 <+5 +6 <-6

8th POSITION: Db  E  Gb  G  Ab   B  Db
Low Octave:  -1’ +2 -2’ -2 -3’ -3  -4’
Mid Octave:  -4’ +5 +5o +6 -6’ -7  -8o
CHROMATIC:   <+1 +2 <-2 +3 <+3 -4  <+4

9th POSITION: Ab   B Db   D Eb  F#  Ab
Low Octave:  -3’ -3 -4’ -4 +4o +4o -6’
Mid Octave:  -6’ -7 -7o -8 +8’ +9’ -9o
CHROMATIC:   <+3 -4 <+4 -5 <-5 <-6 <+7

10th POSITION: Eb   F   Ab     A   Bb  Db  Eb
Low Octave:   +1o -2’’ -3’’’ -3’’ -3’ -4’ +4o
Mid Octave:   +4o -5   -6’   -6   +6o -7o +8’
CHROMATIC:    <-1 -2  <+3    -3  <-3  <+4 <-5

11th POSITION: Bb  Db  Eb  E  F  Ab  Bb
Low Octave:  -3’ -4’  +4o +5 -5 -6’ +6o
Mid Octave:  +6o -7o  +8’ +8 -9 -9o +10’’
CHROMATIC:   <-3 <+4 <-5  +6 -6 <+7 <-7

12th POSITION: F   Ab    Bb   B C  Eb   F
Low Octave:  -2’’ -3’’’ -3’ -3 +4 +4o -5
Mid Octave:  -5   -6’   +6o -7 +7 +8’ -9
CHROMATIC:   -2   <+3  <-3  -4 +4 <-5 -6

 

 

 

source: https://www.harptabs.com/song.php?ID=5150

WILL WILDE-TUNED ROCK HARMONICA

Very interesting tuning! I am harmonica rookie but once I will buy this type of harmonica.

Holes one to five are exactly the same as standard tuning.
Holes six, seven and eight are the same as holes two, three and four (just an octave higher).
Hole nine is the same as hole two (two octaves higher) and the reeds in hole ten are reversed (so that what was a blow bend is now a draw bend).
This makes fast minor pentatonic/blues scale runs much easier and means you no longer need to overblow/overdraw to get the flat third and flat five in the upper octave as they are now available as simple draw bends.

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