Welcome to the Toot Suite where junior harmonica players can have fun learning to play new songs, checking out top harmonica tips and sharing some crazy harmonica facts that will amaze and amuse.
Here’s another tune you may know. It’s a Sea Shanty sung by Sailors and Pirates. It only uses three holes but there is one jump to learn if you want the song to sound right. Take your time. See how clearly you can play each note.
We have chopped the tune up into small chunks to help you. Click the green button to hear each chunk.
Purple music is for four hole harmonicas. Orange music is for ten hole harmonicas. A number tells you which hole to play. D is draw (breath in). B is blow (breath out). Let’s listen to the whole tune first.
A pretty young damsel I chanced for to meet
Now let’s play the song in chunks.
3B 3D 3B 2B 1B 1B
6B 6D 6B 5B 4B 4B
3B 3D 3B 2B
6B 6D 6B 5B
3B 3D 2D 2B 2D 1D
6B 6D 5D 5B 5D 4D
2D 2B 1D 2D 2B 1D
4D 4B 4D 5D 5B 4D
2D 2B 1D 3D
5D 5B 4D 6D
3B 3B 2B 1D 2B 1B
6B 6B 5B 4D 5B 4B