Harmonica Lessons


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 »

How To: Harmonica Effects + Looping (Brendan Power)

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 »

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 »

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 »