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David's Tip of the Day: 8 Bar Blues - Key to the Highway, Part 3 (Little Walter)

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Now that you know the chord progression it's a good idea to practice your arpeggios to the progression. Listed below are the three chords, an example of where you can most easily play those notes on the harmonica, and their actual pitches. I've listed up to the flat-7th, though keep in mind that the flat-7th is not always appropriate (refer to past posts on when and why the flat-7th can sound good or bad). It's of course a good idea to try these notes across the entire ranage of the harmonica, but these will get you started.

Chord Name / TAB / Actual Pitches
I7 = 2 3 4 5 (G B D F)
V7 = 1 2' 3" 4+ (D F# A C)
IV7 - 1+ 2+ 3+ 3'

Chord Progression Reminder
I V IV IV
I V Turnaround

On Monday we'll discuss how one may approach playing accompaniment to this chord progression. Have a great weekend!