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  • 7 Best Harmonica Players, Ever?

    Here are my favorite harmonica players. Who would get on your list? Drop  us a comment below 🙂 Little Walter A pioneer of Chicago blues who has created an iconic style. His phrasing and effects were innovative and led to influence a lot of blues players in the future. Smart playing based on major and [&hellip...


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  • Stitches Harmonica Cover (With Tab)

    This song I played in 12th position, using tongue blocking somewhere, to add texture and fullness, otherwise it would sound pretty thin. On the phrase “Move on…” you can use the melisma on 5 blow and 5 draw as it’s sung in the original. Also feel free to play the chorus in the second octave, [&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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  • Big Walter ‘Shakey’ Horton Playlist

    Big Walter “Shakey” Horton was a shy man but when he got on the harmonica he became a blues beast. Quite simply, he’s one of the most loved and respected blues harmonica players of all time. For me, and many other harmonica players, his tremolo, and vibrato is second to none. It starts with, “How the heck does he do that?”  [&hellip...


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  • Video Lesson: How to Create Throat Vibrato

    I loved harmonica from the moment I played it. The sound was the coolest, it was small enough to fit in the pocket and my hands, and I could play it right away. But the sound that kept me in the game was Paul Butterfield’s throat vibrato. It was deep, sobbing, guttural and sorrowful and [&hellip...


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