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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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  • 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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  • Harmonica Player of the Month: Jon Gindick (Exclusive Interview)

    Baby’s Got the Blues: Jon Gindick playing, singing and harping with RJ Mischo in his self-described “man cave” in his Ventura home. Jon Gindick’s fate was sealed early on, or so it would appear. Call it destiny, call it coincidence but, as this photograph clearly shows, the idea that the diatonic just might play a major [&hellip...


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  • The Big Draw: How The Harmonica Is Helping People Breathe Easier

    Here’s to your good health: it’s a toast we’re all familiar with. But how does the harmonica fit into the picture? Over the years, scores of people, both within and outside of the medical community, have dedicated their lives to finding the answer to that musical question. And while there’s no definitive answer ─ no [&hellip...


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  • 7 Years Harmonica Cover (With Tab)

    Really lyrical song. The softer and smoother it’s played, the better, country style in 2nd position works well for it, there are a lot of bends on 3. Sometimes I use wah-wah tremolo effect, usually to finish the line on the last note. A lot of vibrato here, throat and tongue. Also not to mention [&hellip...


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  • 2 Hour Blues Compilation

    It’s blues time. Here’s a wonderful 2 hour mix of blues harmonica artists from Billy Boy Arnold to Mississippi Heat to William Clarke. Enjoy! (Spotify playlist available here too) Tracklist 0:00:00 – John Campbelljohn – Key To The Highway 0:04:18 – Guthrie Trapp – Got My Mojo Workin’ (Feat. Jimmy Hall) 0:08:38 – Kenny Neal [&hellip...


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