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  • Top 5 Harmonica Effects (That You’re Probably Not Doing)

    6 overblow and 7 blow simultaneously This effect provides a major second interval which sounds rough and edgy. It’s a nice expression effect. You can do a vibrato on it, you can combine it with 6/7 draw (which is the major 2nd interval also) if you play blues in second position for example. To apply [&hellip...


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  • Norton Buffalo (YouTube Video Playlist)

    The late and unbelievably great Norton Buffalo was regarded as one of the most versatile and talented harmonica players in the music business. I first saw him play in a small bar in Aspen, Colorado and it completely blew my mind. Having performed and recorded across nearly every style of music, he has been widely [&hellip...


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  • Harmonica Chords for Beginners

    In this lesson, I’m going to help you learn how to play harmonica chords so that you can accompany a singer or soloist, and I’m also going to show you how to play the cool chord progression riff in the song  I Want Candy. We are using a 10-hole C harmonica. This lesson assumes that [&hellip...


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  • Jason Ricci on His New Album, the New Orleans Sound and People Playing His Solos

    Jason Ricci’s harmonica playing has been described with almost every superlative in the thesaurus. The praise is for good reason: Ricci’s playing introduced a new benchmark for blues virtuosity and encouraged a rising generation of players to pursue blinding speed, overblows and even scales and theory. Considering that, let’s start with the literal: Ricci’s new [&hellip...


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  • Wanna come to a Harmonica Retreat in Hawaii with JP?

    YES! Because the other retreats sold out so fast, I’ll be hosting an additional 5-day harmonica retreat at my home in Kauai for beginning and intermediate-level harmonica players. I’m limiting this retreat to only 12 harmonica students so I can get to know you and personally help you with your biggest harmonica challenges...


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  • Slim Harpo Playlist – Get Your Swamp Blues On!

    Slim Harpo (born James Isaac Moore in Louisiana, January 11th, 1924) was a commercially successful blues vocalist and harp player, whose works have been adapted by the Rolling Stones, the Kinks, the Yardbirds, and Van Morrison. Slim was also a major proponent for swamp blues. He is described as “a people-pleasing club entertainer, [who] certainly [&hellip...


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