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What is Chicago blues harmonica? It's 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 player's 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, they'd cost you $35. I'm offering them here for only $25.

In other words, you get the tabs for free. One (big) zip file to download and you're 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, I'd charge $60 an hour and give you two songs to work through. You've 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.

I've 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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rating rating rating rating rating   this lesson is why you bought a harmonica in the first place.

rating rating rating rating rating   great!

rating rating rating rating rating   Great as Everytime!

rating rating rating rating rating   Great harmonica lesson package. Adam youre doing a great job with these!!

  very quick and easy to download. Adam Gussow is a master player and teacher

rating rating rating rating rating   Mr. Gussow, thank you so much for all your lessons. You are the best!!

rating rating rating rating rating   Excellent

rating rating rating rating rating   Very helpful.

rating rating rating rating rating   parfait ! mÍme pour un frenchi :-)

rating rating rating rating rating   Amazing stuff

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