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David's Tip of the Day: Laws of Blues Harmonica Series

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Tomorrow starts a series I'll call Laws of Blues Harmonica. These laws cover common practices in regards to the approach of technique on the harmonica and blues music in general. Laws are of course meant to be broken, and should be if you have a musical reason for it (commonly phrasing), but you can generally count on what I'll share with you as being common practice among blues harmonica players of past and present.

Your homework for today is to pick two favorite songs... one instrumental and one vocal with harp backing and soloing. Listen to both these songs a couple times, making mental notes of what you hear. As I point out laws each day, listen back to your songs for the use of these laws.