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JP Allen

JP Allen believes that anyone can learn to play harmonica. Are you a beginner or intermediate who is looking for an especially easy approach to getting good fast? Do you think it would be fun to play blues or some of your favorite songs with minimal practice? Then CLICK HERE for JP's Beginners Harmonica Lessons, the world’s only 100% play-along harmonica video lessons.

Larry Adler, “Mouth Organ” Virtuoso

By JP Allen ~ Larry Adler was one of the world’s most skilled players, a god amongst harmonica players (though he’d have preferred you use the term “mouth organ”). Besides performing transcriptions of classical violin works, composers such as Darius Milhaud and Ralph Vaughn Williams composed works written specifically for Larry. He collaborated with musicians such as Sting and [&hellip... Continue Reading »

Sugar Blue, Harmonica Tone Master

By JP Allen ~ Sugar Blue (born James Whiting in New York on December 16, 1949) is a harmonica genius, probably best known for playing on the Rolling Stones single, “Miss You.” A blues rock session player who fronts his own band as a singer/harp player and who tours internationally. One of the pioneers of tone. He inspired me [&hellip... Continue Reading »

James Harman

By JP Allen ~ Self-proclaimed “unfussy blues harp player”, James Harman, has been a bluesman all his adult life. Inspired by the likes of Little Walter, Walter Horton and Sonny Boy Williamson, James Harman is legendary. If you’ve never heard him before, you’re in for a blues harp treat&#... Continue Reading »

Charlie McCoy

By JP Allen ~ Who better for some country blues than Charlie McCoy? Enjoy! Am I the only one who has dreamed of playing like Charlie McCoy? When I first heard Orange Blossom Special it changed my harmonica life forever. Enjoy! jp... Continue Reading »

In Memory of James Cotton

By JP Allen ~ James Cotton, 1935-2017. Some of James Cotton’s many awesome blues harp songs… I imagine many of us harmonica players are feeling this massive loss. May the whole world of harmonica acknowledge how much this man has given to inspiring the world with music... Continue Reading »

James Cotton – High Compression (Full Album)

By JP Allen ~ Would you like a little extra spice with that blues harmonica? 🙂 James Cotton (born July 1, 1935 in Mississippi) is an award-winning, world-renowned living legend of American blues harmonica. He’s toured with some of the classic blues bands, including Muddy Waters and Janis Joplin, and has played with just about every prominent artist in [&hellip... Continue Reading »

How To Climax a Harmonica Solo Using All Draw Notes (Will Wilde)

By JP Allen ~ If you haven’t already discovered the mind-blowing effect of all draw blues riffs, Will Wilde’s 9-minute video lesson below might be the most important blues/rock harmonica lesson you’ll ever take. Who the heck is Will Wilde? He a five-time nominee of the British Blues Awards for best harmonica player. ‘Nuff said. His playing speaks for [&hellip... Continue Reading »