Hello and welcome to this week’s harmonica lesson where I will be showing you how to play Boogie Chillen by John Lee Hooker. This is actually a version played by Hakan Ehn which you can listen to further down the page.
You will need a harmonica in the key of D and we will be playing in 2nd position in the key of A major.
Boogie Chillen Licks
Practice playing each lick slowly along to the audio clips below. You will quite possibly need to spend quite a lot of quality time breaking the licks down and playing them painfully slow. I would play them around 60bpm until they sound smooth then gradually speed up to full speed.
Here is the backing track for you to use as a reference.
Hakan Ehn’s Version
Here is Hakan Ehn playing this tune – it is insanely fast and sounds awesome!
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Happy harping and see you next Wednesday for the next lesson!