Farmotabs is the ideal site if you want to learn new tunes with your diatonic harmonica or to find didactic exercises. All in harmonica tabs!
A tablature contains more information than a score.
It is written by one harmonica player for another harmonica player. It shows you how to play a melody on your instrument.
The tabs are separated in 4 levels
You'll find some free tabs at every level.
You'll find some Combos including 4, 5 or 6 tunes each with the corresponding videotabs.
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on August 1st.
Each line or line space in the staff corresponds to a hole in the harmonica
Symbol for bends
a horizontal bar for each semitone
Symbol for overbends
(overblow and overdraw)
6D 6B 5D 5B 6D
"You Gotta Move" is a traditional African-American spiritual song. The lyrics carry the Christian message that regardless of one's situation in life, it is God who determines one's ultimate fate. Beginning around the 1940s, the song has been recorded by a variety of gospel musicians. Soundtrack in 2nd position with a F harmonica.
A very tipical blues . That's what you need if you're not yet used to the standard 12 bars blues and want to practice. You'll see very easily the chords changes. With some bends!
5 medium tabs and 5 videotabs to help you to play the tunes.
The american trad "DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE" in 2nd position,
"WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN" in 2nd position,
the american spiritual "OH WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHIN' IN" in 2nd position,
"SAINT LOUIS BLUES" in 2nd position and the XIXth century spiritual "THE BATTLE OF JERICHO" in 3rd position.
All these tabs are intended for average beginners and contains bends.
4 tabs and 4 videotabs
How to play THE 7 MAJOR SCALE'S MODES and how to play all THE ARPEGGI OF THE MAJOR SCALE'S MODES. To practice the major scale , THE MAJOR SCALE EXERCISE Nº1 and the THE MAJOR SCALE EXERCISE Nº2 . With the 4 videotabs to help you to play the exercises with a harmonica in key of C. It contains bends
Amazing Grace is a song with words written by John Newton (1725–1807), a redempted captain of slave ships. It is one of the most known songs in the English-speaking world.
In 1835 William Walker assigned Newton's words to a traditional song to create the song. Soundtrack with a C harmonica
"Oh! Susanna" is a minstrel song by Stephen Foster (1826–1864), first published in 1848. It is among the most popular American songs ever written. Members of the Western Writers of America choose it as one of the Top 100 Western songs of all time. In 1st position with a D harmonica.
A very tipical blues . That's what you need if you're not yet used to the standard 12 bars blues and want to practice. You'll see very easily the chords changes.
6 easy tabs and 6 videotabs to help you to play the tunes.
The american trad. "AMAZING GRACE" in 12th position,
the Stephen Foster "CAMPTOWN RACES" in 1st pos, the french trad. "FRÈRE JACQUES" in 1st pos,
the american spiritual "OH WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHIN' IN" in 1st pos,
the english trad. "SCARBOROUGH FAIR" in 3rd pos and
a "12 BARS BLUES Nº9645 BLUES BASS" in 2nd pos.
All these tabs are for beginners and without bends.
St. James Infirmary Blues is an American jazz song of uncertain origin. Louis Armstrong made the song famous in his 1928 recording. The melody is 8 bars long. Here with a low F according to Armstrong's recording.
This tune is the first one you will listen in the album "Del amor y del juego". "Java de 9h15"is played with a Eb harmonica but the tabs allow you to play it in the key you want. The name Java come from the typically parisian sensual dance of the beginning of the XX century. It is a kind of accelerated vals.
El vito is a traditional folk song and dance music of Andalusia whose origins can be traced back to the 16th century. Its name refers to Saint Vitus, patron of dancers
5 hard tabs and 5 videotabs to help you to play the tunes.
The B. Smith hit "BABY WON'T YOU PLEASE COME HOME" in 2nd position,
the Gershwin's song "THE MAN I LOVE" in 1st position,
"SWEET GEORGIA BROWN" in 2nd position,"TWELVE BARS BLUES Nº13849" in 1st position and "MON HOMME" in 3rd position sung by E. Piaf and B. Holyday.
All these tabs are intended for average beginners and contains bends and a few overbends.
13 tabs and 12 videotab
Here is the game: how to play THE 12 DIFFERENT MAJOR SCALES with only one harmonica in key of C and 12 DIFFERENT TABS TO PLAY FRÈRE JACQUES, a very simple tune in C major. Why 12 tabs? To play the same melody in C with 12 different key of harmonica. Don´t forget that it is a tab so if you don't have the 12 harmonicas in the 12 keys, you can still practice with just one . Frère Jacques is a French nursery rhyme traditionally sung in a round. It contains bends and overbends.
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) was one of the definitive leaders of Scandinavian music. Although composing many short piano pieces and chamber works, the work Grieg did for Henrik Ibsen stood out. Peer Gynt's travels around the world and distant lands are represented by the instruments Grieg chooses to use. Soundtrack with a D harmonica
This tune is the intro of the fourth song you will listen in the album "Del amor y del juego". "Melocoton"is played with a C harmonica but the tabs allow you to play it in the key you want. It´s a bossa nova sung in french.
4 expert tabs and 4 videotabs to help you to play the tunes.
The jazz standard "ALL OF ME" in 12th position, "GNOSSIENNE Nº1" composed by E. Satie, here in 4th pos, a twelve bars blues "12 BARS BLUES Nº12748" in 2nd pos, and the F. Chopin's "Valse de l'adieu" WALTZ IN Ab MAJOR op. 69 nº1 in 1st pos. All these tabs are for advanced players and content bends and overbends.
"Misirlou"is a song from the Eastern Mediterranean . The earliest known recording is a 1927 Greek rebetiko / There are also Arabic (belly dancing), Armenian, Persian, Indian, and Turkish versions. Here in 1st position with a C harmonica.
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