Boogie Woogie

Midi 1(B132)    Midi 2(F150)      Midi 3(F150)
For Diatonic harmonica

 

 

A boogie woogie is a particular type of Twelve Bar structure. Originally based on the notes played by the left hand of New Orleans style piano players in the early part of this century, it has been adapted into a standard harmonica piece.

It is more difficult to recognize the Twelve Bar structure in the boogie woogie than in other blue pieces, but a careful count of the beats will prove that the chord changes are less obvious but do occur in the correct places.  Be prepared for the turnaround at the end which requires a jump from 6b to a 1d.

   G              G                G               G
| -2 -3 -4 5 | -5 5 -4 -4 | -2 -3 -4 5 | -5 5 -4 -4 |

 C              C            G              G
| 4 5 6 -6 | 7 -6 6 6 | -2 -3 -4 5 | 6 5 -4 -4 |

 D                 C            G               G D
| -4 -5 -6 -5 | 4 5 6 5 | -2 -3 -4 5 | 6 -1 -1 -1 |

Also - try doubling each note above for a bouncier Boogie.

Another one...

   G              G                G               G
| -2 -3 -4 5 | -5 5 -4 -3 | -2 -3 -4 5 | -5 5 -4 -3 |

 C              C            G              G
| 4 5 6 -6 | 7 -6 6 5 | -2 -3 -4 5 | -5 5 -4 -3 |

 D                 C            G               G D
| -4 6 -5 -4 | 4 5 -4 -3 | -2 -3 -4 5 | 5 -4 -4 -4 |

1 Pass       Multipass


3rd Boogie:  (no midi)

| 3 4 -3 3 | 3 4 -3 3 | 3 4 -3 3 | 3 4 -3 3 |

| 4 4 -3 4 | 4 4 -3 4 | 3 4 -3 3 | 3 4 -3 3 |

| 3 -3 4 -4 | 4 4 -3 4 | 3 4 -3 3 | 3 -3 4 -4 |



 

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