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Complete album/collection available here: MBH Lesson Plan - Step 3 COMPLETE [Bends and the Blues Scale]
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BEGINNER through INTERMEDIATE. A QuickTime video tutorial by Adam Gussow of Satan and Adam that carefully explains an important basic technique that all developing blues harmonica players must master.

The 3 draw bend, which produces the "blue third" as well as the major second interval, is somewhat more difficult to produce than either the 4 draw or 2 draw bends. Many players either don't know what pitch they're trying for--they just "bend it" and hope for the best--or don't understand how to produce those pitches. Gussow explains everything, in the clearest possible language. Most importantly, he helps you understand why blues harmonica teachers who talk about the blues-pitch on the 3 draw as the "minor third" are making a small but crucial mistake--they're missing the quarter-tone inflection that makes all the difference. Little Walter, Big Walter, and Junior Wells know about this "blue third"; now you can too.

This video also gives you a series of exercises to help you consolidate and extend your technique.

harp key: C, with several additional demonstrations on an A and E harp

Note: a PDF tab for this lesson is also available

Running time: 38:25 (long!)

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  Classic Gussow. Hes helped me so much!

  You make everything sound so easy then you show us how to play and learn to play.I have tried a few places now. I definately dont have to look any farther.I am glad you are there to help people like myself learn how to be musical.

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rating rating rating rating rating   essential to move into the intermediate stage of playing...

rating rating rating rating rating   After months of not getting the 2 bend - i watched the video and Voila - got it

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