Harmonica Lessons


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

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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)

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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 »