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  • Sonny Boy / Big Walter Harmonica Lick Lesson (Part 2 of 2)

    Have you heard this classic lick from the first Sonny Boy Williamson and Big Walter Horton? Well now you can learn to play it. I’m warning you ahead it’s more challenging than it sounds (but if you can learn this lick, it will be well worth the effort). Although this riff doesn’t require bending, I [&hellip...


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  • Country + Bluegrass Harmonica Greats

    The harmonica greats of country and bluegrass, who are your favorites? Check out some of mine below. (If you want to learn more about the history of the genre then here’s an interesting written piece on country and bluegrass) The Godfather of country and bluegrass, Charlie McCoy:   Jelly Roll Johnson is a Nashville studio [&hellip...


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  • Sonny Boy / Big Walter Harmonica Lick Lesson (Part 1 of 2)

    If you like blues harmonica you’re going to love this lesson from me and Joe Filisko. It’s a classic harmonica rhythm/lead lick that was made famous by Sonny Boy Williamson I and popularized by Big Walter Horton. I’m rating it beginner to intermediate level because even though there are no bends, the transition from single [&hellip...


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  • Wanna come to the 2017 Harmonica Retreat in Hawaii?

    I’m so stoked! I will be having an intimate 5-day harmonica retreat at my home in Kauai. I’m limiting it to only 5 beginning and intermediate-level harmonica students, because I want to have more time and energy to get to know you and personally help you with your biggest harmonica challenges...


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