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Big Blind Ray’s Harmonica Blog #1

Big Blind Ray

Big Blind Ray’s Harmonica Blog #1

Practicing Diatonic Harmonica Scales with Big Blind Ray

05 November, 2013

Hello there and welcome to BBR's Harmonica Blog!

I will be making an effort to bring you information on all things Harmonica related for anyone out there who is interested in this amazing little instrument!

NOTE: This is advanced level stuff - For the beginners, this may go over your head. Please do not be discouraged.

This video was made after a practice session where I was working on playing the 12 Major scales around the Cycle of 4ths on a C Major Diatonic Harmonica.

It should be noted that this isn't really an instructional. I hope that it might inspire you to consider what to work on to improve your intonation and overall playing chops. Particularly if you are the kind of Harmonica player who is really into playing all bends, overblows and overdraws.

This video was recorded in one take - I do make some mistakes and at some points you can probably see me thinking about where I have to move to next.

I think this is a great exercise and hope to bring you more in the future.

I use a Joe Spiers Stage 3 Custom Marine Band Harmonica with Special 20 Coverplates. Joes work is simply amazing. His Harmonicas are easily the best I've ever played with. Check out his work at 


Got any suggestions for what you would like to see in an upcoming Harmonica blog?

Leave a comment or Email info@bigblindray.com, include the subject HARMONICA BLOG and let me know!