Harmonica Lessons

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 »

Sonny Boy / Big Walter Harmonica Lick Lesson (Part 1 of 2)


By JP Allen ~ If you like blues harmonica you’re going to love this lesson from me and Joe Filisko. It’s a classic harmonica rhythm/lead lick that was made famous by Sonny Boy Williamson I and popularized by Big Walter Horton. I’m rating it beginner to intermediate level because even though there are no bends, the transition from single [&hellip... Continue Reading »

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. PART 2: http://www.harmonica.com/dirty-rhythm-lead-harmonica-52842.html 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 »