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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.

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 »

How To: Harmonica Effects + Looping (Brendan Power)

By JP Allen ~ When I turned 50, I decided there were two things I wanted to do with Harmonica.com. 1. To use harmonica.com as a vehicle for increasing the popularity of harmonica worldwide. 2. To turn you on to all the “baddest” harmonica players and teachers out there. Enter Brendan Power!!! If you haven’t already heard of Brendan, [&hellip... Continue Reading »

9 Famous Movie Soundtracks — Played on Harmonica

By JP Allen ~ 1. Star Wars, Force Theme and Imperial March Almost sounds like he’s playing two harmonicas (or maybe he’s using the force?), awesome. Grab the tab here. 2. The Godfather Check out the size of that harp, size of a horses head! Tab here. 3. Game of Thrones Not from a movie but too good not [&hellip... Continue Reading »