To Shred a Harmonica Solo, All You Need is 1 Note

Hah? One note? That’s right!

You pretty much only need one note, and then you just gotta play it with EVERY FRICKEN OUNCE OF EMOTION that you have in your body and soul!

Don’t believe me? Well that’s alright. Because I have proof!

James Cotton shows how to work a single note in his harmonica solo on this [Muddy Water’s song “I Want to Be Loved”]

I meant there’s a few other notes in there, but by and large it’s just one single solitary note. And it’s impactful legit blues. There’s a lesson here for us all :slight_smile:

Have you tried rocking a 1-note solo yet? What’s stopping you?

Rock on,
Luke

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Haha @Luke
I think I can do that!! I’ll add it to my repertoire. I’m picking up on the importance of rhythm and soul, which is what separates a good musician from a masterful musician.

I know of father and son musicians and the son has studied music at university and is technically all over the father but the father, who has never studied, has the soul,… can’t beat the soul.

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I’ll give it a shot thanks brother

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Amen! Soul beats technique & theory every time!

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WOW and a perfect example. Thanks.
Robert
London :canada:

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Agree! Some songs just speak to your soul when you listen or play them , those are my favorites

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