Here are my harmonica tabs for Stevie Wonder’s Harmonica solo on Boogie on Reggae Woman, Played in 1st position on an Ab harmonica. You have to have a really good command of your blow bends and have a handle on the top octave of the harmonica in order to tackle this solo.
My tabs are a bit weird because I copied them from my old Funkharp channel lesson on the song, and I wrote them before I learned the best way to write harmonica tabs from the good folks at Harmonica.com.
The best way is simply the hole number for a blow, and a minus sign before the hole number for a draw. How I have them written here is a plus sign after the number for a blow and and minus sign after the number for a draw.
And then instead of notating bends, I wrote what I’m doing with my mouse to achieve the bends. Hopefully this is helpful. If it’s not, LMK and I can try and go back in and update the tab with all the correct bends.
Here’s from my original lesson vid:
8+ (tyuh tyuh) 8- 7+ 7+ 8+(tyuh) 8- 7+ 8- 7+ 6-(oh-ee-oh) 5-
“Can I play?”
2nd Phrase: 7+ 7+ 8- 8+(tyuh, tyuh) 9+ 8+(tyuh) 8+(tuh-ee) 7+ 8-
“Can I PLAY?”
3rd Phrase: 7+(ta ta) 8+(toh-ee ta) 9+(toh-ee-ta) 8+(toh-ee)
7+(ta ta) 8+(toh-ee ta) 9+(toh-ee-ta) 8+(toh-ee-ta) 9+(tyuh) 9- 9-
8+(tyuh) 7+ 8+(tuh-ee) 7+
4th Phrase: 10+(tyuah) 9+(ta ta teyuh) 9- 8+(h)
10+(tyuh) 9+(tyuh) 9+(tuh-ee) 8+ 9-(tyuh) 8+(tyuh ta) 7+
This is the harmonica solo in this part of the song: