The Incredible History of the Harmonica

By JP Allen

Written by JP Allen on . Posted in Blog: Harmonica Articles, Harmonica Lessons

Tin sandwich, Mississippi saxophone, mouth organ …any name you choose…

After 25 years of playing harmonica there’s still so much I want to learn and this video is a total eye opener. Sit down, relax, and enjoy the incredible history of the harmonica.

Here are a few highlights if you don’t have time to watch the whole video:

2:10 – 3:00: Interesting piece on how harmonicas are made.
7:32 – 8:07: Rapid-fire harp!
13:25 – 14:46: All aboard! the all-important train rhythms.
36:24 – 38:22: Hootin’ with Sonny Terry.

Are you ready to hop on the harmonica train? Chug on over to my Happy Harpin’ lessons now and get ready to have a lot of fun getting really good at harmonica.
https://www.harmonica.com/lessons/

Just for fun, I’d like to see how many different names we can come up with for the harmonica.

Leave them in the comments below.

Happy Harpin’
jp

(Article by Contributing Writers: JP Allen & Joe Feeney)

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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.

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    tim james

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    MISSISSIPPI SAXOPHONE

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    Andrea

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    Great video, thanks for sharing!

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    Roy

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    Very cool. Thanks to all. Great video very informative and interesting. Would love some photos off some of those shots. Homer shop and memabilia.

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    Prashant

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    Great Video. Thanks JP.

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    Jimdave

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    Every harmonica lover should watch this. THANKS, Jimdave

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      JP Allen

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      I’m sorry that we don’t have any control over youtube copy write laws. jp

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