Blog: Harmonica Articles


Wanna come to the 2017 Harmonica Retreat in Hawaii?

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By JP Allen ~ 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... Continue Reading »

Beginner’s Blues Rhythm & Lead Lesson (Part 1)

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By JP Allen ~ This lesson is all about being a one-man/woman-band on the harmonica. It helped me more than almost any technique I ever learned. I hope it does the same for you. To get the most out of this lesson, grab your C harmonica and jam along. Featured Image by Vincent Tcheng Chang... Continue Reading »

Sonny Terry’s Top Hits!

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By JP Allen ~ Hey Harmonica Lover, Whether you’re new to Sonny Terry or an old-time fan, I think you’ll have a lot of fun with this blog page. After Bob Dylan and Hal Walker, Sonny Terry was my first full-blown harmonica idol (even before I knew guys like Little Walter existed). I still love him to this day [&hellip... Continue Reading »

Ray Wallen Plays The Blues

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By JP Allen ~ If you’ve not heard of Ray Wallen then you’re missing a treat. Inspired by the heavy weights like Little Walter and Sonny Terry, Wallen is not afraid to put his own spin on such an iconic sound. Check him out performing with the equally awesome Dan Nash… St Harmonica’s Blues Club in Southgate, video shot [&hellip... Continue Reading »

Harmonica Jazz Masters in Action

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By JP Allen ~ Jazz can be a bit of an acquired taste but there’s no doubting the sheer technical and theoretical ability needed to perform it. Check out these 6 jazz masters in action: French harmonica player Sebastien Charlier with brazilian jazz group “3 no Som”, smooooooth… William Galison jamming his jazz on the streets of France… Some [&hellip... Continue Reading »

Harmonica Hits the Streets

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By JP Allen ~ Doesn’t it just brighten your day when you stumble across a harmonica street performer going at it? Check out some of these awesome street performances… Philip Achille filling the air with some wonderful classical… One man band Adam Gussow with some sweet Mississippi blues… Moses Concas with a fusion of harmonica and beatbox… Håkan Ehn [&hellip... Continue Reading »

Repair ‘n’ Care of Your Harmonica to Save Money

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By Joe Feeney ~ An average harmonica can cost you about $40 or less, while a good quality instrument may cost $100 or more – not a lot these days for the ability to produce a great sound. But modifying your harmonica, or getting it repaired (for example, replacing rusty reeds), can add significantly to that figure. So why [&hellip... Continue Reading »