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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.

Doctor Ross “The Harmonica Boss” (Full Album)

By JP Allen ~ If you like the sounds of John Lee Hooker and Sonny Boy Williamson then you’ll love Doctor Ross’ raw earthy blues. Here’s a full album from the one-man band that was recorded in London in the early 70s, they don’t make ’em like this anymore. (If this gets your blues juices pumping then you might [&hellip... Continue Reading »

Hard Rock Harmonica, Will Wilde Does Sabbath

By JP Allen ~ 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... Continue Reading »

Rod Piazza, Harmonica Playlist

By JP Allen ~ 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... Continue Reading »

Howard Levy, Diatonic Harp Genius — Playlist

By JP Allen ~ 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... Continue Reading »

Charlie Musselwhite Playlist

By JP Allen ~ I hope you enjoy this playlist of some of my favorite Charlie Musselwhite songs (below). “Charlie Musselwhite is living proof that great music only gets better with age. This man cut his (musical) teeth alongside Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf and everyone on the south side of Chicago in the early 1960’s – thank your lucky [&hellip... Continue Reading »

Awesome Two Hour Harmonica Compilation

By JP Allen ~ Credit to the 2Hour Compilations YouTube channel for this cooler than cool harmonica compilation. Tracklists can be found below. Hit play and enjoy… Tracklist 0:00:00 – The Mannish Boys – Raunchy (feat. Arthur Adams & Randy Chortkoff) 0:05:30 – Brendan Power – The Real Blues Real 0:10:06 – Charlie McCoy & The Escorts – Harpoon [&hellip... Continue Reading »

Jason Ricci a Playlist That’ll Blow Your Mind

By JP Allen ~ Most musicians play safe, putting their subtle spin on what already exists. And then there are musicians who aggressively push the boundaries and redefine the art itself. Jason Ricci is one such musician. His harmonica style combines old-school blues of the greats but infused with insane overblows and then smeared with funk, rock, punk and [&hellip... Continue Reading »

Tom Petty’s Last Dance (Rest in Peace)

By JP Allen ~ Tom Petty knew how to play harmonica and played it with soul … a simple yet evocative country-rock style that was loved by millions. We’ll miss him. Rest in peace, Tom. To remember and celebrate Tom’s life, here are two of my favorite songs of his. You Don’t Know How It Feels (Intro) by Tom [&hellip... Continue Reading »