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6 bending licks for blues harmonica

Updated: Oct 22, 2021

Bending is one of the most important techniques for getting a really bluesy sound on the harmonica. In these lessons you'll learn how to use draw-bends and blow-bends to create some really cool blues licks.


Blues bending lick #1

Lick 1 uses holes 1 and 2 for a low-down and dirty sound.


Blues bending lick #2

In our second lesson we move up to holes 2 and 3 and work on moving between the half-step and whole-step bend on three draw.


Blues bending lick #3

For our third lick we'll be starting at hole 4 and working our way down to hole 2, bending notes on holes 2, 3 and 4 in the process.


Blues bending lick #4

We'll now be moving up to the blow-bends, practising the 8 hole blow-bend for lick 4.


Blues bending lick #5

Lick #5 moves between holes 7, 8 and 9 to give a sweet bluesy sound.


Blues bending lick #6

For our final lick we'll be using holes 7-10 including a tricky bend on hole 10.


How are you getting on with your bends? Let me know in the comments!


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