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Happy Birthday to You - Harmonica Tab & Lesson

Updated: Oct 22, 2021

In this harmonica lesson I'll teach you to play 'Happy Birthday' on a C diatonic harmonica. The video lesson teaches the song in 1st position for beginners, but you can also download free harp tabs for 2nd and 12th positions for intermediate and advanced players.


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Free tabs for 'Happy Birthday to You' for beginner, intermediate and advanced harmonica players:


Beginner (1st position)

6 6 -6 6 7 -7

Happy birthday to you

6 6 -6 6 -8 7

Happy birthday to you

6 6 9 8 7 -7 -6

Happy birthday dear [someone]

-9 -9 8 7 -8 7

Happy birthday to you


Intermediate (2nd position)

-1 -1 2 -1 -2 -2/

Happy birthday to you

-1 -1 2 -1 -3// -2

Happy birthday to you

-1 -1 -4 -3 -2 -2/ 2

Happy birthday dear [someone]

4 4 -3 -2 -3// -2

Happy birthday to you


Advanced (12th position)

4 4 -4 4 -5 5

Happy birthday to you

4 4 -4 4 6 -5

Happy birthday to you

4 4 7 -6 -5 5 -4

Happy birthday dear [someone]

6* 6* -6 -5 6 -5

Happy birthday to you


Thanks for studying with me today. I hope you enjoyed learning this song!


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