Learning How to Play Harmonica FAST!

By JP Allen

Written by JP Allen on . Posted in Blog: Harmonica Articles, Harmonica Lessons

If you want to learn how to play the harmonica fast then this is the video for you. This technique will really help speed up your harp playing. Check it out.

I hope you enjoy this video! I made it for another student of mine, but I thought it might help you or someone you know! I’d love to hear what you think about it in the comments section below. Was it helpful?

Your Harmonica Buddy,
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JP Allen

JP Allen believes that anyone can learn to play harmonica. Are you a beginner or intermediate who is looking for an especially easy approach to getting good fast? Do you think it would be fun to play blues or some of your favorite songs with minimal practice? Then CLICK HERE for JP's Beginners Harmonica Lessons, the world’s only 100% play-along harmonica video lessons.

Comments (26)

  • Dr. Bene Ferenc

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    Dear JP, it’s a pity that your “harmonica FASTt” cannot be seen in Windows Internet Explorer in Budapest III., Hungary. Never mind,
    I wish You a merry Xmas’n Happy New Year, a pantry full of roastbeef
    and a barrel full of beer!!!!
    May Peace and Good Will Always Be Yours!
    Yours truly,
    Franki

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    • JP Allen

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      Thank you for the feast Dr. Bene. I did love my Nagymama’s Chicken Paprikas and plum dumplings, and she made a killer apple pie too! warmly, jp

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    • brian

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      One day I want to play as fast as John Popper. This will help me start , though I haven’t been playing since I was 5 like John probably started.

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      • JP Allen

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        Starting as a child is definitely an advantage, although many great players started late and then just practiced like crazy. jp

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    • v8cowboy

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      Kedves Ferenc!
      Nekem remekül működik, próbálja meg Firefox böngészővel.

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  • sheila coffman

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    jp thanks for all the freebees…………..I’m getting the techniques.
    Best to you in Hawaii for Christmas and the New Year.
    Sheila

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  • Ed Brien

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    Hi JP.
    Well I have come a long way since I talked to you last.
    I want to thank you once again for all of your help and dedication.
    I hope you and your whole family have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy and p rt osperous New Year.

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    • JP Allen

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      Thank you for the good wishes Ed, same to you. I’m happy to hear you are making progress with your playing.
      jp

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  • wayne G.

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    I understand you have a blues dvd class

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  • Nina

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    Thanks for all the help and lessons , and a very Happy Christmas to you and your’s

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    • JP Allen

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      Merry Christmas Nina! I’m so happy you are enjoying the lessons. jp

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  • jim Foland

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    I enjoyed the video, the toungeing you were doing I used to do on my Trumpet so that helps out a lot. And II took a workshop under Buddy Greene a couple of years ago and that helped out alot. The song that I love to play is Life is like a mountain railroad I played that with Buddy Greene

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    • JP Allen

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      Wow Jim…what a treat to have studied under Buddy Greene. jp

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  • juan s

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    I thank it was great I have that video I am back sliding on my harmonica thank you.

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    • JP Allen

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      I’m happy to hear the video helped Juan. jp

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  • Steve Shaw

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    Hey JP thanks for the video this will help with the intro to. 54321 by Manfred Man, a happy Christmas to you and yours from the Shaw family in England

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    • JP Allen

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      Happy to hear you enjoyed the video. Happy New Year! jp

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  • stephen cohen

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    hey..love playing the harmonica i have a hohner special 20 key of d and i can bend notes great with it…..i also have a seydel seesion steel blue key of c and i cant really bend anything with it …the seydel sounds alot better when playing a song..but is it the keys who make the bend better..if i had a key of k in seydel i wonder if it would be easier to bend..i been practing i can read tabs and play songs..my godfather was gustavo lezcano who played for miami sound machine and played with the bee gees he was a hohner sponser…but put the price aside what is the best harmonica that u can play most songs with while being like out on the go??

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    • JP Allen

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      The key will definitely affect your bending abilities…You want to be able to get all the bends no matter how low or high the harp is. A pro harmonica starts at $3, anything more expensive may be a better harmonica but it will take years of hard work before your skills are able to reap the benefits of a nicer harmonica. I would go with the Special 20. jp

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  • Roman

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    Video came through well enough , JP ,even Australia .
    All the best for best Christmas
    Roman .

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    • JP Allen

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      Happy New Year Roman! jp

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  • Joey

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    Came across your website and saw the songs posted with, what I believe are the holes to play for the song, but what does the dash before some of the holes numbers mean. I’m guessing it is either a blow or a draw. But which is it?

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    • JP Allen

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      Hey Joey, happy to hear you found my website, there’s lots of great stuff to check out here. The dash represent “draw”. jp

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  • John Clark

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    Thanks for the Great Lesson here. I just sent a comment but think it didn’t go. My name is John so, the video had a personal impact on me when you said my name, although it wasn’t directly sent to me! haha! Merry Christmas to you!

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    • JP Allen

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      Right on John! Fuel for inspiration! jp

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