Blog: Harmonica Articles

John Popper Killin’ It With the Blues Traveler


By JP Allen ~ One of the greatest jam-bands to ever walk the planet? See what you think, check out harmonica virtuoso in action, John Popper, with his band Blues Traveler, back in ’95 Tracklist : 00:00 – But Anyway 06:18 – Crash Burn / Hook 14:23 – Mulling It Over 22:21 – Escaping 34:12 – Stand 42:13 – [&hellip... Continue Reading »

Portrait of a Legend – William Clarke


By JP Allen ~ Born in 1951 in Inglewood, California, William Clarke was heir to Chicago’s legacy of amplified blues harmonica. As a youngster, he played guitar and drums. He loved rock and roll but the blues standards on some of the early Rolling Stones album inspired him to take up harmonica in 1967. A dedicated student of George [&hellip... Continue Reading »

Blues Riff Lesson With Bending & Vibrato


By Eric Noden ~ Here’s a cool blues riff that will get you working on the 4 draw bend. The 4 draw bend is a very soulful sounding note and is found in a lot of classic blues songs. This riff in this lesson also includes some throat vibrato and basic chording. You’ll need to know how to play [&hellip... Continue Reading »

Women Power Plays on Harmonica


By Joe Feeney ~ If the music world is made up of mighty pillars of harmonica kings, it is equally graced by women who, in one way or another, have made harmonica playing their lifelong successful career. Here are few of the women harmonica players who have made a success and earned a justified reputation in the music business. [&hellip... Continue Reading »

7 Terrific Harmonica Covers


By JP Allen ~ 7 popular songs, re-imagined on the harmonca. Terrific! 1. Ace of Spades (Motorhead) 2. Someone Like You (Adele) 3. Redemption Song (Bob Marley) 4. Shape of My Heart (Sting) 5. Billie Jean (Michael Jackson) 6. Hallelujah (Jeff Buckley) 7. Isn’t She Lovely (Stevie Wonder) P.S. Want to learn some popular songs on harmonica too? Check [&hellip... Continue Reading »

Harmonica Meets Sax: Full Saxomonica Blues Album


By JP Allen ~ What happens when harmonica meets saxophone? Saxomonica! And we love it, check out this full blues album from Mark Maxwell (sax) and Paul Micheal Meredith (harp), awesome: Tracklist : Track 1 – Wang Dang Doodle – 00:03 Track 2 – Lickity Split – 04:23 Track 3 – I Need Your Lovin – 07:43 Track 4 [&hellip... Continue Reading »

10 Classic Songs That Rock The Harmonica


By JP Allen ~ What are your favorite songs that rock the harmonica? Leave a comment below 🙂 Here are some of our favorites… 10. Led Zeppilin – Bring It On Home 9. Neil Young – Heart of Gold 8. Rolling Stones – Midnight Rambler 7. Stevie Wonder – For Once In My Life (Harmonica solo at around 2 [&hellip... Continue Reading »