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12 Bar Blues Harmonica Backing Track | Shuffle Blues in G

Hello! Today we'll be playing a long to a blues harmonica jam track. Using backing tracks can help you to develop musical ideas, technique and ability to listen while playing. It will also help you to start improvising blues harp and putting techniques into practice. Jamming is also great fun so make it part of your daily practice!


This is a 12 bar blues jam track in a shuffle groove, in the key of G. You can use a C harmonica for this track; this means you'll be playing in 2nd position (but don't worry if that means nothing to you - just remember to listen and have fun!)

It's very useful to understand the chord structure of the jam track you are using. This track is a standard 12 bar blues with the most basic structure. Below is the structure for this jam track. Take a free trial of harmonica school if you want to learn more about blues structure or improvising.

Backing tracks are an amazing tool for your practice. All you need is a computer/iPad/phone and a harmonica, and you have the opportunity for endless blues improv wherever you are.


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