Blog: Harmonica Articles


Harmonica Bending and Other Beginners’ Techniques

By admin ~ by: Kyle Vallone

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Producing a good, clean single note is the first and most important technique to master when you set out on your harmonica playing adventure. Then you move on to blow and draw, and before you know it, you're playing some of the great old time harmonica standards. Now it's time to learn to bend …

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Exploring the Roots of Harmonica Invention

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The true story of the invention of the harmonica is lost in the mists of time. Several people might lay claim to its invention, and for sure, its longest roots are in Germany and Austria. But there's much more to the story than that …

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Beachside Encounter Inspires Harmonica Student

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Harmonica playing inspiration comes from all sorts of strange places. You encounter the instrument, its sounds stay with you forever, and eventually they lure you into picking up a harmonica and learning to play. From here, you embark on a wonderful journey …

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Practice Makes Perfect in Harmonica and Life

By admin ~ by: Kyle Vallone

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Want to improve your skills in playing harmonica? Well, there's no substitute for practice – a multi-stage process that progresses from listening and reading, through playing and recording. Find out how to structure your own practice sessions …


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Harmonica – The Lifelong Friend

By admin ~ by: Jonathan Tumalban

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Your individual harmonicas may not last a lifetime but your love and passion for playing will. The joy of playing harmonica never wanes. Your harmonica becomes your constant companion through good times and bad. Here's how it can help you …


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The Best Blues, Country and Rock Harmonica Players

By Kyle Vallone ~ by: Kyle Vallone

Everyone has their favorite harmonica players and trying to suggest who's the best of the best is probably venturing into dangerous territory. But we challenge you to argue with this selection of all-time greats …

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Beginners’ Guide to Playing Harmonica

By admin ~ by: Kyle Vallone

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The lure of playing harmonica starts out as something of a mystery. Someone planted the seed; it germinates and eventually takes root. But in the past, it was a lot tougher to learn and pursue your passion. Now, with so many learning choices, it couldn’t be easier … ... Continue Reading »

Sounding Like a Pro — The Importance of Harmonica Lessons

By admin ~ By: Jonathan Tumalban

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It’s easy to learn to play harmonica. But if you want to sound like a pro you need to learn from one. But in the age of video lessons and the Internet, you don’t need face-to-face instruction. Your professional mentor will reach you via DVDs and be online (or on the phone) to help you …


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