Blog: Harmonica Articles


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

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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)

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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 »

Rod Piazza & Mighty Flyers – Soul Monster (Full Album)

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By JP Allen ~ About Rod Piazza Learn more about Rod Piazza, click here Get the high quality version of this album from Amazon here: Soul Monster Grab Rod Piazza & Mighty Flyers latest album here Track Listings 1. Soul Monster 2. Can’t Stand to See You Go 3. Cheap Wine 4. Key To the Highway 5. Sunbird 6. [&hellip... Continue Reading »

How To: Harmonica Effects + Looping (Brendan Power)

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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 »

Wanna come to the 2017 Harmonica Retreat in Hawaii?

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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 »

9 Famous Movie Soundtracks — Played on Harmonica

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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 »

Harmonica Lesson: Yesterday by The Beatles

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By JP Allen ~ Hey Beatles Lover, My harmonica buddy Joe Powers made a nice lesson for you in which he shares a super cool way to play “Yesterday” on the harmonica. Both parts of the lesson are below: Part 1 (You’ll find Part 2 down below): What you need to know 1. Take your time and have patience learning [&hellip... Continue Reading »

Harmonica Battle: Jimmy Kimmel VS Tim Kaine

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By JP Allen ~ Hey Harmonica Friend, I thought this video was more fun and entertaining than political so I couldn’t resist sharing it with you. I hope it puts a smile on your ever-loving, harmonica-playing mouth. 🙂  (Keep your eye out for the surprise guest near the end of the video). More John Popper over here Happy harpin’!... Continue Reading »