2) 6D 7D 7B 6D 7D 6D, like this
The second position version is 4D 5B 5D 4D 5B 4D, sounding like this
3) 8D 9D 9B 10D 10D 9B 9D 8D, sounding like this
This repeats the first riff, an octave higher. There is no second position counterpart to this riff, due to the lack of a flat third in the second position top octave.
4) 6D 7B 8D 7B 6D 6B 6D, like this
The second position counterpart is 4D 5D 6B 5D 4D 4B 4D, sounding this
5) 6D 6D' 6B 5D 6B 5D 4D, like this
The second position counterpart is 4D 4D' 4B 3D' 4D 3D' 2D, sounding like this
6) 4D 5D 6B 6D' 6B 5D 4D 4D 4B 4D, like this
The second position counterpart is 2D 3D' 4B 4D' 4B 3D' 2D 2D 2D" 2D, sounding like this
Now play these riffs, in order, to form a complete solo with this backing
Third position opens a wealth of possibilities. Listen to "Snatch it Back" by Junior Wells, and become familiar with George "Harmonica" Smith, generally acknowledged as the great third position master. Similar to first position, third position blues will add greatly to your style, and in particular, help those stuck in familiar second position patterns.
Lesson ends. Click on the previous page link to go back.
Click here for the next lesson.