Blog: Harmonica Articles

Bending Notes on a Harmonica

By admin ~ By: Jonathan Tumalban -

Bending notes is the true essence of real Blues music. But how does bending work and, well, how do you do it? We’ll give you the skinny – and signpost some of the best examples to listen to you. Then you’re all set to develop your own distinctive style …

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Playing Harmonica with Friends

By admin ~ By Kyle Vallone -

playing with friends
There’s nothing quite like jamming harmonica with friends. It’s relaxing; it’s fun; and it helps to make you a better player. Here’s how you’ll gain confidence while enjoying the chance to try new techniques or improvise … ... Continue Reading »

Which Harmonica to Buy? The Best & Worst Harmonicas

By JP Allen ~ By J.P.Allen -

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that just about any ol’ harmonica will do for you. They may be small and fairly simple in design, but the instrument you choose to learn on and play could make a big difference to the sound of your success …... Continue Reading »

Bamboozled by Harmonica Keys? Harmonica Positions Explained

By Ashish Derhgawen ~ By Ashish Derhgawen -

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How are you with “5th position”? What about ”cross harp”? These are just some of the terms harmonica players use to describe the way they play different scales. So let’s take a close-up look at harmonica note layout and the positions we can use to play them. And, for good measure, we’ll throw in some discussion on overblowing and overdrawing techniques … ... Continue Reading »

Playing Harmonica for Fun and Health

By admin ~ By Ashish Derhgawen -

Learn how good breath control, from playing harmonica, can contribute to your health and what’s happening inside your body when you play, and discover a clever and effective way to practice deep breathing … ... Continue Reading »