HARMONICA BOOKS and INSTRUCTION
Here's a few things to keep in mind while picking out harmonica books:
First, it is a really good idea to get a recording to go along with the book, or in the case of ebooks that the recordings are imbedded in the book.
Secondly, don't take a book seriously that says anthing about "instant", "overnight", things like that - it's just not the way the harmonica works - the harmonica is a mouth instrument with no visible moving parts - despite everyone's best efforts, there still will be lots of things that you will have to work out/work on yourself.
Thirdly, a lot of people have trouble beginning to learn to play the harmonica, so if you are one of those people don't feel bad - you are in the same boat with many, no, make that most people, including lots of professional musicians. If you are one of those people then our highest recommendation is JP Allen's Harmonica Lessons, a proven system that really works for you who want to get started as quickly as possible playing something that sounds good, makes you feel good about your harmonica and feel encouraged to do more.
Fourth: You most likely will want to sample a range of products - each has their own angle and approach and there might be that little nugget in there that is just what you are needing at the time!
Fifth: Listening and/or watching is very important - to keep up your inspiration of course, but also listening is an art form that will teach you a lot about what you are striving for, and watching players live and on dvd is a great thing too.
The newly updated version of JP ALLEN'S RHYTHM HARMONICA METHOD is designed specifically for beginners and non-musicians.
This is perhaps the only harmonica method in the world that has been tested and refined in college classrooms on over 1,000 beginners and non-musicians for an entire decade (both at the University of Texas and Austin Community College). With this course you'll be playing the songs you love, showing off to friends and family, and sounding like a pro in no time.