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  • Hard Rock Harmonica, Will Wilde Does Sabbath

    Will Wilde’s tribute to Sabbath can be seen in his latest video of his cover of ‘The Wizard’ from his much-anticipated new album, ‘Bring It On Home’, released on March 9th 2018. Check it out… Performance notes: For The Wizard, Will used a Seydel 1847 in the key of D (standard Richter tuning) in second [&hellip...


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  • Rod Piazza, Harmonica Playlist

    Rod Piazza is a monster blues harmonica player and master of the chromatic harp. I hope you enjoy the playlist I created, below! Rod’s inspirations include Little Walter and George Smith, each for different reasons… “I took what I could learn from Walter and George. From Walter it was technique and control of the instrument. [&hellip...


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  • Howard Levy, Diatonic Harp Genius — Playlist

    Chromatic playing on a diatonic harmonica?! Thank Howard Levy, the man who discovered and popularized the overblow and overdraw techniques which meant a humble diatonic harmonica became capable of playing a whole new world of music. Check out the playlist below to get a taste of what Howard Levy is about. And you can find [&hellip...


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  • Indiara Sfair – Harmonica Player of the Month

    Her name is Indiara Sfair. To get an idea of how her music affects people, you need only read some of the comments posted under her various YouTube videos. Among them, this sampling from Improvisation in C minor, a video we’ve posted just below. It can’t get much better than this: “Cannot stop listening to [&hellip...


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  • Harmonica Lesson: I Wish You Would (Billy Boy Arnold)

    Original 1955 version Tabbed for diatonic harmonica by Liam Ward Song key: G (C harp in 2nd position) ‘I Wish You Would’ is Billy Boy Arnold’s defining song: wailing harp and gruff vocals set to a driving Bo Diddley-style boogie beat. The tab I’ve provided covers the whole song, including three super-catchy licks, which you [&hellip...


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