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These are Joe's oldest, first generation study songs. They all have been updated with newer versions that include an accompaniment chorus behind a guitar solo and much clearer notes on the correct breathing that is necessary.  Some folks still use them when teaching so we keep them here. 

All can be purchased through the store shopping cart but the method is different than the regular downloads. As soon as your complete your purchase, choose "return" to the store and look for a download link at the bottom of the page, with the link as the title you ordered. Click the link to receive the download sheet with the hyperlink to download the files from Dropbox. 


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Buffalo Shuffle-O DownloadBuffalo Shuffle-O DownloadThis song is a Chicago style song that uses a very common blues type of melodic head on the 1st & 6th chorus. You will hear influences by Big Walter and Little Walter. . .
Bye Bye Byrd DownloadBye Bye Byrd DownloadThis is a beginning-intermediate, 6 chorus instrumental that focuses on the style of harp legend Rice Miller and designed to help develop techniques and abilities that can put the player on a path to better understand the blues harmonica sound.
Lesson includes the song played acoustically and played amplified in it's complete form. . .
E-Z BlueZ Download (not to be confused with L II E-Z BlueS with an s)E-Z BlueZ Download (not to be confused with L II E-Z BlueS with an s)Level III Beginning-Intermediate 5-chorus melodic blues instrumental to help develop techniques and abilities that can put the player on a path to better understand the blues harmonica sound. Also a light study in the style of Walter Horton.
Lesson includes the song played acoustically and played amplified in it's complete form......
East Aurora Shuffle DownloadEast Aurora Shuffle DownloadNew 12-18-2013 Level III - Medium Tempo 12 Bar Blues Shuffle - This song is intended to be one of the easier Level III songs. It is actually a revised version of "Buffalo Shuffle-O" which is named after Rick Nicotra and numerous other friends in the Buffalo, New York areas. After using it for a few years, I decided to make some upgrades to it. This song very much has a Big Walter type of sound to it. The head hints of T.D.'s Boogie Woogie and is very recognizable as classic Chicago Blues that I think every blues harp player should know.
Lock Jaw Blues DownloadLock Jaw Blues DownloadThis song will help you to develop stronger tongue switching and percussive vamping skills at the low end of the harp. The song's name comes from the ability to focus the needed movement on the tongue NOT THE JAW! It will be necessary to spend time monitoring yourself playing this while looking into a mirror. The temptation will indeed be great to add in the "ghost chords" in between the vamping on the downbeats. You need to resist this in order to develop the vamping as explosively as possible. Make it sound comparable on both holes 1 & 2.
Pick-Up Boogie DownloadPick-Up Boogie DownloadThis song is a study in playing the very common "pick-up" lick starting on hole three. The piece certainly has strong similarities to both of the Walters. The phrase played over the last 4 bars are almost always the same allowing you to become more skilled at playing quarter note triplets. It is also a little unusual that while the band goes to the V at the turnaround, the harmonica does not. This is a trademark of Jerry McCain. 8 pages of instruction sheets and 28 tracks.
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