Harmonica Tab: Smoke on the Water by Deep Purple

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Learn to play Smoke on the Water by Deep Purple on your harmonica, the tab is below.

Song facts: “Smoke on the Water” was first released in 1972. Friends of the band were apparently not fans of the now well-known riff because they thought it was too simple.

Harmonica type: diatonic

Listen to the song:

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Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple (for diatonic harmonica)

-4 -5 6

-4 -5 -6′ 6

-4 -5 6

-5 -4

Comments (8)

  • Albert

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    I realy enjoyed the music since im old school. thanks for the leasons, they have helped me a lot to improve my skills

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  • Steve hall

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    Having seen the start of the you tube vid he was playing “Whole lotta love” instead of “smoke on the water” so stopped it there and grabbed the TAB for it. Will practice these single notes this week. Nice work JP 🙂

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  • smoothmelody

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    thank you JP. could you please explain more how to play the notes? i don’t understand this -4 -5 6… thank you

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    • JP Allen

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      It’s simple really… Here’s an example: 6 means blow on the 6 hole and -5 means draw on the 5 hole. – jp

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  • Julia

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    I could be totally wrong because i just starting playing harmonica yesterday, but I think it sounds better as
    4 5 -6
    4 5 -6 6
    4 5 -6
    5 4
    but thats just my opinion

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    • JP Allen

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      Nice job Julia! I like it. jp

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  • Joan

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    Y el resto de la canción?

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    • JP Allen

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      We got you started, it’s all we have, but this might be a great practice opportunity for you to see if you can figure out the rest of the song with this lead. If you get it feel free to post! jp

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