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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 »

Little Walter, Blues Harmonica Bliss

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - NOVEMBER 01: Blues musician Little Walter plays the harmonica during a television show recording as part of the American Folk Blues Festival tour in Copenhagen, Denmark in November 1967. (Photo by Jan Persson/Redferns)

By JP Allen ~ How better than to fill your day with some classic harmonica blues than with the legend himself, Little Walter — one of THE blues pioneers: Tracklist : 00:00 – Sad Hours 03:08 – My Babe 05:39 – Juke 08:21 – Blues With a Feeling 11:25 – Last Night 14:06 – Mean Old World 16:58 – [&hellip... Continue Reading »

Harley Crain, 5,600 Harps and Counting

5,600 Harps!

By Jaine Rodack ~ Like a lot of us, Harland “Harley” Crain is, by nature, a collector. What does he collect? Well, “I like wine”, he says, “so I collect wine, but I drink almost everything I collect. And I collect corkscrews and beer coasters, and have a modest collection of kaleidoscopes.” But wait, there’s more! You see, Harley [&hellip... Continue Reading »