Harmonica Lessons

Beginner’s Blues Rhythm & Lead Lesson (Part 1)


By JP Allen ~ This lesson is all about being a one-man/woman-band on the harmonica. It helped me more than almost any technique I ever learned. I hope it does the same for you. To get the most out of this lesson, grab your C harmonica and jam along. Featured Image by Vincent Tcheng Chang... Continue Reading »

Harmonica Jazz Masters in Action


By JP Allen ~ Jazz can be a bit of an acquired taste but there’s no doubting the sheer technical and theoretical ability needed to perform it. Check out these 6 jazz masters in action: French harmonica player Sebastien Charlier with brazilian jazz group “3 no Som”, smooooooth… William Galison jamming his jazz on the streets of France… Some [&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 »

Easy Blues Scale Video Lesson

closeup of a blues harmonica on blue background

By JP Allen ~ One of the key secrets to playing the blues… well… you might have guessed it… is being able to play the blues scale. Here’s a simple lesson to get you started: If you’ve not nailed the core harmonica fundamentals yet then I can heartily recommend my beginners lessons which also includes several more blues lessons. [&hellip... Continue Reading »

Harmonica Beat-Boxing With Brandon Bailey


By Hal Walker ~ It was just about this time last year that I was packing up for my first SPAH convention in Dallas, Texas. Over the course of about four days, I interviewed 16 unique harmonica players from around the world. Each interview included a lesson of the players choice. In this blog, I offer to you the [&hellip... Continue Reading »

Learn How to Play the Harmonica


By JP Allen ~ Fun Techniques for Learning to Play the Harmonica! So you want to learn how to play the harmonica? On this page I reveal the number one, easiest secret I know for learning how to play the harmonica with a rich bluesy tone and solid rhythm by getting your mouth position right! Learn the DEEP RELAXED [&hellip... Continue Reading »