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Roadhouse Blues by the Doors | Harmonica Lesson + Free Harp Tabs

Hello! This is a harmonica lesson on the Doors song 'Roadhouse Blues'. I hope you enjoy it!


Did you know? The harmonica on the record was played by John Sebastian from the Lovin’ Spoonful.

The tab system

The song is tabbed out for diatonic harmonica (in any key). The symbols I use are pretty basic - positive numbers are blow, negative numbers are draw.



Roadhouse Blues - harmonica tabs:


Intro:

-2 -2 -2 4 -3

-2 -2 -2 4 -3

-2 -2 -2 4 -3

-2 -2 -2 (runs into next line…)

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

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

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

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


‘Second harp’:

-1 -1/ -> -1

-1 -1 -1/

-1 -1 -1/----

-1 -1 -1 -> -1/


Background vamp (throughout song):

-2 -2 -2 4 -3


‘Response’ line between vocals:

(-123 234 -123) -4/ -> -4 -4/ -> -4 -> -4/ -> -2 -3/ -2 -2


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