It is in A minor, so learn the A minor arppegio, also the D minor. That's for the main riff. Send me an email at Zack @ Zackpomerleau.com and I can give you some pointers on it. It's easy to solo on, the main riff is difficult-ish if you don't have low bends down.
I've been in the woodshed with your tabs and video. The Godfather Love Theme is great practice for the bends! And its a pretty cool tune too. Thanks for putting it up.....a big benefit from lurking on this site!
My complete repertoire in 3rd is St. James Infirmary and Summertime, although I also have the blues scale down. In one of his videos Zack did a little bit of "that Little George Smith stuff". If Zack or someone else is feeling benevolent, that would be good fodder for a YT lesson on third position. Certainly one that I'd appreciate.
Thought of a couple more for you, Philosofy; "Impressions," the old jazz standard, but there's a key change from Dm to....I think Eb? Afro Blue also works really well in third. I think Ricci does it in Cm, I always preferred Em.
Hey Zack, I think it was your YT on "Third Position Lesson (Major Scale)", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsWYq6W2V68, that I was thinking of. At the beginning you briefly mention Little Walter's third position chromatic stuff (not George Smith). Anyway, if you are willing, please demonstrate a little of what you can do with third position blues on diatonic. E.g., sounds to me that George Smith etc., use a lot of octaves in third position, but when I play around with it, they don't seem to sound right. Thanks!
She's 19 years Old- Muddy Waters; Teenage Beat- Little Walter; Snatch It Back and Hold It- Junior Wells; Telephone Blues- George "Harmonica" Smith; She's My Baby- Kim Wilson; Young Fashioned Ways- Muddy Waters/Little Walter; Poor Wayfaring Stranger- Traditional folk song. All of the above played in 3rd position.
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Re. mickil's tab of Love Theme from The Godfather:
Holy heck you can say that's a work out again! Especially between bar 10 and 13. Funny how what might seem easy on a C harp needs work on a Bb, heh. I'm adding this to my practice routine and if I ever get it maybe I'll post it for you to critique mickil :) .
---------- ~Ryan Pennsylvania - H.A.R.P. (Harmonica Association 'Round Philly)
"Last Night" George "Harmonica" Smith , "Miss You" Sugar Blue(SB played on a D). G harp. "The Thrill Is Gone" B.B. King, B minor . "Monkey On A Limb" , Steve Guyger "Christo Redemptor" Charlie Musselwhite, Bb harp. "Locomotive Breath" Jethro Tull,Em.
tombo, third is usually played minor due to the middle octave where the 4,5,6 draw are (on a c harp) DFA, the D minor chord. You need the 5 OB for a major melody, so major is usually ignored. You could play in D major easily on the bottom octave, but there are better positions if you want to play in a major key (i.e. 1st, or 2nd or 12th). ---------- Kinda hot in these rhinos!
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Another classic: " All My Lovin' ", as done by Mayall & the Bluesbreakers. Main riff in Gm ( F harp 3rd po. ), then modulates to G major, then back to Gm. You can switch from harp to harp, or play F or C, or work it out on a straight G harp.
Is "G'mornin' Little Schoolgirl" considered 3rd? That one had me baffled for awhile. We play it in D and I use my C. We more or less follow the Johnny Lang version. ---------- If it ain't got harp - it ain't really blues!!!!