Blog: Harmonica Articles


9 Famous Movie Soundtracks — Played on Harmonica

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

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

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 »

Even More Sonny Boy Inspired Harmonica Riffs

By George Goodman ~ In this lesson, I want to teach you 3 variations on a harmonica riff inspired by the great Sonny Boy Williamson and his song, Bring It On Home. The video above is the original song, which you would need an “A” key harmonica to be in tune. For the below lesson video, you will need [&hellip... Continue Reading »

Advanced Harmonica Technique: An In-Depth Look at Overblowing

By Joe Feeney ~ Overblowing is tough, but if you want to stay up to speed with what modern harmonica players are doing it’s a must. This technique will enable you to play the entire chromatic scale on a diatonic harmonica (which means you’ll have all the notes that are found on a piano). YAY!!! Overblowing is similar to [&hellip... Continue Reading »

Blues Lesson 4 Beginners: Lead Harmonica That Rips

By JP Allen ~ In this lesson you’ll learn a beginning/intermediate level blues solo that you’re going to have some fun with. 3  -3     4  -4      -Ta  Too    Too  -Ta     -4  -4  4  -3  3     -Ta  Too    Too  -Ta Above are the notes for this simple blues solo (watch video for [&hellip... Continue Reading »

Sonny Boy / Big Walter Harmonica Lick Lesson (Part 2 of 2)

By JP Allen ~ Have you heard this classic lick from the first Sonny Boy Williamson and Big Walter Horton? Well now you can learn to play it. I’m warning you ahead it’s more challenging than it sounds (but if you can learn this lick, it will be well worth the effort). Although this riff doesn’t require bending, I [&hellip... Continue Reading »

Country + Bluegrass Harmonica Greats

By JP Allen ~ The harmonica greats of country and bluegrass, who are your favorites? Check out some of mine below. (If you want to learn more about the history of the genre then here’s an interesting written piece on country and bluegrass) The Godfather of country and bluegrass, Charlie McCoy:   Jelly Roll Johnson is a Nashville studio [&hellip... Continue Reading »