Harmonica Players


Harmonica Player of the Month: Buddy Greene

By Jaine Rodack ~ Grab a Harmonica Masterclass Lesson With Buddy Greene! Buddy Greene is a master at playing country blues and playing F-A-S-T. There’s a bonus lesson included with the “Breakthrough Blues” course where Buddy reveals some very intricate bending techniques as well as starting a student on the path to playing lightning fast. Click to check out [&hellip... Continue Reading »

Harmonica Lesson: Born In Chicago (Paul Butterfield)

By Liam Ward ~ Born in Chicago is one of the late great Paul Butterfield’s most celebrated solos, and has lots of powerful features to get your teeth into with bends, double stops and glissando among them. The solo is typical of Butterfield’s punchy, aggressive style and has a fine balance of flashy lines and tasteful space. Born in [&hellip... Continue Reading »

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 »

Harmonica Lesson: Lollipop Mama (William Clarke)

By Liam Ward ~ Lollipop Mama is one of William Clarke’s most popular songs: a mile-a-minute blues swing with a load of awesome techniques thrown in, which for us means lots to study and enjoy. I was amazed by how much he packs into the explosive opening solo, which clocks at a mere 15 seconds. Great players like William [&hellip... Continue Reading »

Alex Paclin – Harmonica Player of the Month

By admin ~ Alex Paclin was born and raised in Chelyabinsk, Russia: an industrial and diverse city, where cultures mix and mingle, and a teenage Alex was first drawn to the harmonica. Today, the twenty-something Paclin lives over a thousand miles away in Moscow, where he is quickly carving out a place for himself in the world of [&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 »

Indiara Sfair – Harmonica Player of the Month

By Jaine Rodack ~ 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... Continue Reading »

Scott Albert Johnson – Harmonica Player of the Month

By Jaine Rodack ~ Scott Albert Johnson has been around. By the time he was thirty, he had lived in Missouri, Mississippi, Alabama, Massachusetts, New York, California and the District of Columbia. But it is Mississippi that he calls home; it’s where roots were grown, and hearts were won. And it would be Mississippi that called to him, and [&hellip... Continue Reading »