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Chicago Blues

What is Chicago blues harmonica? Its actually several different things, ranging from the unamplified sounds of John Lee (Sonny Boy) Williamson--the so-called Bluebird Beat--to the highly amped sounds of Big Walter Horton and Paul Butterfield. Chicago players generally use a forceful tongue-blocking technique, a horn players approach (including long sustained notes), and some razzle-dazzle speed appropriate to the fast-moving urban scene.

This collection gives you a focused lesson--video and tab(s)--on a representative song by a half dozen top players from the Chicago scene of the 1940s through 1960s:

Sonny Boy Williamson/Junior Wells, Checkin Up on My Baby
Junior Wells, Messin With the Kid
Little Walter/Kim Wilson, Got My Mojo Working
Paul Butterfield, Born in Chicago
Big Walter Horton, Easy

PLEASE NOTE: You will need FOUR DIFFERENT KEY HARPS to play through these lessons: A, B-flat, D, and F.

Altogether, you get five videos ranging in length from 12 minutes to almost 50 minutes, plus five tab sheets. If you paid full price for each file, theyd cost you $35. Im offering them here for only $25.

In other words, you get the tabs for free. One (big) zip file to download and youre ready to go. (NOTE: Since the zip file is 207 megabytes, you should not order this item unless you have a high-speed connection.)

$25 for more than 2 hours of instruction, plus five tab sheets! If you saw me for a private lesson, Id charge $60 an hour and give you two songs to work through. Youve got a LOT more to work on here, for less than half the price. And the video format allows you to replay them again and again to pick up the subtleties.

All five lessons are pitched at the Intermediate/Advanced Intermediate level.

Ive attached a preview for Got My Mojo Working to this webpage. For more information about the individual lessons, plus previews, please copy and paste the following links:

Born in Chicago:

Checkin Up on My Baby:

Messing With the Kid:


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