Here’s a video for learning how to play I Walk the Line by Johnny Cash.
This is a really unusual song because it changes keys not once, not twice, but 4 times!
Verse 1 : F
Verse 2 : Bb
Verse 3: Eb
Verse 4: Bb
Verse 5: F
Each time you hear him humming, he’s helping himself get oriented in the new key in which he’s about to sing.
To play this song on harmonica, you’d need 3 different harmonicas (F, Bb, and Eb.) One of the awesome things about the harmonica is that the tabs don’t change!
Wanna play in a different key? Grab that key harmonica. Different harmonica. Same tabs. Easy peasy.
And, by the way, if you’re planning on purchasing these keys I’d recommend going with the LOW F harmonica .
And don’t worry if you own none of those keys. As usual, all you need is just your trusty C harmonica to be able to learn this song along with me .
While I was working on this video, I went and re-watched the 2005 blockbuster movie Walk the Line (starring Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon) and it was even better than I remembered. Definitely worth watching ( especially if you’re a Johnny Cash fan!).