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Harmonica Lesson: My Babe by Little Walter

By Will Wilde ~ In this lesson I’ll break down how to play the classic song “My Babe” by Little Walter. Here we go… About My Babe -My Babe is a blues Standard written by Willie Dixon, based on the traditional gospel song “This Train (Is Bound For Glory)”. -It was a number one R&B hit single for Walter [&hellip... Continue Reading »

The Harmonica According To Charlie Musselwhite

By Michael Rubin ~ Musselwhite woke a lot of people up to playing in multiple positions i.e. using one harp to play in multiple keys. Here are some of his songs and the key, harp, and position they are played in… Song titles, keys, harps and positions… Harpin’ On A Riff Key of G, C harp, 2nd position Run [&hellip... Continue Reading »

Jessie J – Bang Bang (Harmonica Cover & Tab)

By Alex Paclin ~ “Bang, bang” is a very fun song to play on the harmonica. I used the Marine Band A harmonica and played in the key of B, which is the 3rd position. Jessie J – Bang Bang, Tab ||: -1 -1 -2′ -3″ -3 -4 4 4 4 4 4 -1 -1 -2′ -3″ -3 -4 [&hellip... Continue Reading »

Wanna come to the 2017 Harmonica Retreat in Hawaii?

By JP Allen ~ YES! Because the other retreats sold out so fast, I’ll be hosting an additional 5-day harmonica retreat at my home in Kauai for beginning and intermediate-level harmonica players. I’m limiting this retreat to only 7 harmonica students so I can get to know you and personally help you with your biggest harmonica challenges... Continue Reading »

How to Play Jingle Bells on Harmonica in 5 Steps (Steps 1 to 3)

By Hal Walker ~ JP Allen at harmonica.com invited me to create a short video to teach the holiday favorite, Jingle Bells.  Being the guy that I am, I turned that short video into a 5-part instructional series called “The Five Steps to Jingle Bells.”  This free (Youtube) series very simply lays out the Hal Walker method of learning [&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 »