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Jamming To Wish You Were Here In First Position G Harmonica

First Position Jamming Can Be Entertaining ….

When starting out on the harmonica it pays to practise jamming to a diverse number of classics. So many beginners give up in frustration because they cannot bend a note and the harmonica is put down as one of those I tried it once experiences. Alternatively they manage a couple of bends after a while and get bored of everything sounding samey ‘da da da duh’ followed by ‘Woke up this morning… etc.’. Also they hear the perfection of ‘Blues’ or ‘Country’ harmonica masters and despair of ever being or sounding original. Here is the inspirational cure.

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