Harmonica Tabs For Silent Night

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by JP Allen:
SILENT NIGHT: LESSON #1 of 8

In the below video I teach you the first two lines of Silent Night. More importantly, I teach you three techniques you can use to learn the rest of this song or any song you love.

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If you would like to get this entire lesson of Silent Night, I’ve placed it in my Holiday Discount Bundle.

When you click on the snowman to the right it will take you through a secret passageway that will offer you the absolute biggest discount. This is a special just for you as a newsletter / blog subscriber.

View Next Lesson #2 of 8
I hope you enjoyed this free video and it was helpful to you.

Your Harmonica Buddy,

jp allen

P.S. Please let me know what you think about this video in the blog section below. I’d love to hear from you.

Silent Night Harmonica Tabs
Silent Night Harp Tab
Harmonica Tablature prepared by JP Allen

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    Ken

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    Hey JP,

    This is a great video lesson. And you are very funny and entertaning.
    Please keep up the good work!

    Thanks,
    Ken

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      JP Allen

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      Hey Ken,

      Thank you so much!!!
      I just read all of the blog entries below and it really made my day.

      Now that I see how much people are enjoying this lesson I think I’m going to send the next lesson in this series out to everyone in my newsletter.

      Thanks for the encouragement. It means the world to me.

      Your Harmonica Buddy,

      jp allen

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        vance

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        im 75yrs old with a nerve cond. and have a problem holding the harp right. i would like songs that are a more simple.but i in joy your playing.

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          JP Allen

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          Hey Vance,

          Thanks, and you can find lots of free material if you surf around my website. Also my bundle offers a lot of simple, easy lessons and songs.

          Enjoy!
          Your harmonica buddy,

          jp

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        john"JACK'gerstel

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        Hey JP, I’ the 82 yr old guy with the full uppers and lower partial. I’m still having trouble bending all the way. I know it’s me. If anyone can help me, it’s you.. Your Lessons are GREAT and easy to understand. I think my uppers have narrowed the proper wind tunnel to bend properly. Does that make sense to you?? I’m an old Sax player, you would think I could figure the problem out myself, but I’m doing something wrong.. Please help if you can. I love the Harp, thanks to you. You’re a GREAT teacher. Don’t go away.. JACK

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        benjamin Lipscomb

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        hello, learning the hrmonica, I’m a local songwritter learning different tools to express me musical. send me some more songs pleace learning the slinet knoght

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      srinivas

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      hey jp…..i am…glad..for your….free lessions,i will try to learn, record and send my videos to you for…feed back..and corrections…thank you so much…..i am 66 years…….srinivas india bangalore

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    Gray

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    Thanks for a great demo I am just starting out and found that spot on for me. I like to work to the kiss theory which stands for keep it simple stupid, (Thats me not you). It works for me.

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      Brian

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      I would love to learn a jam song from you. I can play one hole songs pretty well but still cannot just jam

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        JP Allen

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        Hey Brian,

        Have you checked out my other free videos, there are lots of opportunities there, and of course my lesson Bundle has lots of jam alongs.

        Your harmonica buddy,

        jp

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      JP Allen

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      Hi Gray,
      glad that trick works for you, keep it up!

      Your harmonica buddy,

      jp

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    Michael

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    Great lesson jp! Pretty funny opening…did you cut your hair?

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      JP Allen

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      Thanks Michael…I’m so happy you got a laugh out of it.

      Your harmonica buddy,

      jp

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    John Lizotte

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    Thanks for the videos! And yes, lol, the intro was humorous! Have a wonderful Holiday :o)

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      JP Allen

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      Hey John,

      glad you like the video…enjoy your Holiday!

      Your harmonica buddy,

      jp

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    Bill Welch

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    Hey JP – You’re really coming out with some great “stuff”. How do those of us that have already acquired a bundle get in on some of these special items without having to acquire another bundle?

    The techniques above seem only available to “new” bundle students. Given any thought as to how to make these available to not so new bundle students?

    Thanks JP – Looking forward to hearing back from you.

    bill

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      JP Allen

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      Hey Bill,

      Great question. I’ll come up with a great solution soon and get back with you.

      Your harmonica buddy,

      jp

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    Belq

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    Hey JP,

    Thank you for Christmas song 🙂 I’m sure that my parents will be happy when I play them a Silent Night at Christmas Day..
    I still don’t know how to play clear tones.. but..

    Thank you! 🙂

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      JP Allen

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      Hi Belq,

      Keep on it and you’ll get it, everyone will love it!

      Your harmonica buddy,

      jp

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    Andreas

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    Hi JP,

    Thank you so much for another bit of inspiration! I am going back to Germany to celebrate Christmas with my family for the first time after having lived in the Caribbean for 3 years, and I am really looking forward to playing this song for them underneath the Christmas tree!

    Your full DVD set and a new Hohner Special 20 will be waiting for me at home :b) But I learned a lot already from your videos posted here on the web, so I found it quite easy to learn how to play “Silent Night”. Thank you again!

    Greetings from Curacao

    Andreas

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      JP Allen

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      Hey Andreas,

      I’m so stoked that it was a breeze for you. Enjoy the lessons!!

      Your harmonica buddy,

      jp

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    Frank(i)

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    Dear Apostle, JP,
    You’re more phantastic and wonderful than here the Mt. Kilauea ! Many thanks and best wishes !
    Frank

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      JP Allen

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      Hey Frank,

      Thanks for compliment…enjoy the lessons!

      Your harmonica buddy,

      jp

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    Frank(i)

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    By the by, one can take into consideration the structure and/or the rhymes in the strokes e.g. at the Silent Night : AABC etc.May Peace and Good Will always Be Yours !

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    musicman

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    thank u, j p i played right along with u, great- print all i say.J .P.you are the best-merry xmas

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      JP Allen

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      Hey musicman,

      so happy you enjoyed it.

      Your harmonica buddy,

      jp

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    musicman

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    every lesson, is easy and great, u made me play it, thx

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    Jeff Harris

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    JP,
    You are a genius and have, in my own opinion, one of the best training methods I’ve ever seen! It’s the next best thing to actually having a live tutor with you, but your personality is matchless and you make learning both fun and interesting! The beginning of your video was very funny and adds to the enjoyment of the learning experience. Thanks for the email regarding this lesson and keep up the good work! I hope to one day be 1/10 as good as you. I look forward to getting your complete lessons in the future! =)

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      JP Allen

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      Hey Jeff,

      I’m so stoked that you enjoy my lessons and teaching style…I do my best to make it fun and easy.

      I’m confident with practice that you will be just as great as you aspire to be…

      Your harmonica buddy,

      jp

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    Greg

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    I was going over Christmas songs for the 1st time. Then after I was done, I checked my email and found this video. Go figure.
    But hey, this really helps.
    Thanks JP

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      JP Allen

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      Hey Greg,

      how synchronous…glad I could help!

      Your harmonica buddy,

      jp

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    Gabalade

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    Hi JP!

    Thank you fpr your awesome lessons! I think you’re a great teacher, and a great help to everyone, who tries to learn to play the harmonica.
    The general ideas of learning music can even help you in learning to play any instrument(for example it helps me with the guitar too).
    So thank you again, have a peaceful and happy Christmas!

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      JP Allen

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      Hey Gadalade,

      I’m so happy that the lessons have been so helpful and enjoyable for you..

      Your harmonica buddy,

      jp

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    doc raymund

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    fantastic playing and innovative technique same as we did in med school memorizing stuff. thanks for the free lessons they were very helpful and inspiring. i would like to ask if a tremolo harp can be used to play like a diatonic one? santa’s gift was a hohner sonny boy harp way back when i was a little boy-still brings back memories. from the philippines, merry christmas to you and your family!

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      JP Allen

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      Hey Doc,

      I’m not a big fan of tremolo harps so I’m not the best to ask. I prefer the Hohner Special 20, the Suzuki Harp Master, or the Suzuki Manji (The Manji is Suzuki’s top of the line harp and it’s worth every penny if you’ve got the spare change). (My adorable nephew is half Filipino, loves to jam)

      jp

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    Rick Curgian

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    JP. I have been at it a year and I cannot tell you how much progress I have made and how much enjoyment your lessons have brought me……great tips on this one as always…I think the way you have dyed your hair grey since the last set of videos looks fantastic…or were you painting…or is time catching up with you? Just joking …you’re the best…..one little thing…I wish you would talk more about chords…songs get very easy when using chords…..AND BLUES LICKS….
    Rick Curgian

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      JP Allen

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      Hey Rick,
      Great suggestion…I’ll seriously consider that…
      Glad you enjoyed the lesson!

      jp

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    Dale

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    Jp very helpful video! Thank you Jp

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      JP Allen

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      Your most welcome Dale…

      jp

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    Terry Macioge

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    Hi JP,
    This was a great video lesson. I’m learning from you each day and everytime you send me these.
    JP I need some advice and I know you’re the man with the answer. I only own a Koch “C” Chromatic. I’ve had it since I was a young child and it’s over 50 yrs old I’m sure. I’m not sure of the quality of the instrument but I know the model is a 980/40 Mon “C”. They were manufactured in the early 1900s by Koch and then Hohner bought them out. My piece was manufactured in Germany. I know from this video that you don’t recommend it for playing songs like Silent Night. I’m now 68 on S/S disability and have saved to buy either your Hohner 20 H560 or the The Blues set of 7 which would give me seven different keys. A,Bb,C,D, E, F,&G. What would be your recommendation. Should I buy the Hohner 20 in “C” or go with the set of 7. I haven’t checked to see if you have any special pricing or discounts for Xmas yet or for Senior citizens just beginning, so please let me know. Thanks for your time and consideration in this matter.
    Terry

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      JP Allen

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      Hey Terry,
      I would recommend the Special 20, because I think you’ll be really happy with the sound quality and be able to follow my lessons…
      if you call customer service you will be advised about senior discounts..

      jp

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        Terry

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        HI JP,
        Thanks… I have already received an email from Suzette and today placed my order for the Hohner Special 20 -560 in C. If there’s a discount they can let me know when they place the chg on my acct.
        I’m so looking forward to getting it and seeing if it helps to Bend. I’m sure it will.
        Thanks again and keep up the great work. You’re providing a lot of information to make a lot of people enjoy this instrument.

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      Martin

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      Hey Terry!

      I too am a student of JP’S and he is THE BEST teacher bar none. I own a lot of Harps, my favorite being the Special 20. However, I also have a Koch Chromatic in C and found that once I get used to the spacing between holes, it’s easy to play and bend notes etc. (don’t use the sharps / flats or “semi-tones” myself) Just relax your ambrachure a bit and don’t tilt the Chromatic in your mouth as sharply as a Diatonic Harp, and you’ll find it works well too!

      R/
      Martin

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    Albert R. Marani

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    J.P.Allen There are many songs in the tabs you email that i don’t know how they are supposed to sound.
    More videos like the Silent Night one of the songs in your tabs would be helpful.

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      JP Allen

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      Hey Albert,
      I appreciate your comments…

      Your harmonica buddy,

      jp

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    Mike Smith

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    Hi JP
    I’ve read and listened to many people teaching how to play the harmonica, but your system seems the easiest route to enjoyable playing. You are also very generous in allowing your 5 great lessons for free. I had already learnt Silent Night, but your video helped show me how to use my hands to make it sound better. Have a great Christmas. Incidentally, are any of your special offers available to people in England? (As your prices are all in US dollars). Best wishes
    Mike

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      JP Allen

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      Hey Mike,

      Thankyou for the compliments…and yes we are global, soal when you order the credit card company will do the exchange rate for you,
      or Paypal will show the exact total amount in the proper currency.

      jp

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    Jay

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    JP,

    I often enjoy your lessions due to some of the comments you will make. Example; you said, if you make a mistake with in a song, don’t just play through it. Other wise your memory will keep remembering the mistake. You said, to stop, and go back over the mistake till you get it right, then finish the song. Wow, how simple yet what great advice. I really enjoy listening to your comments during your instructional video’s. That’s where I’m picking up things that are helping me.
    As always, Thank you,
    Jay

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      JP Allen

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      Hey Jay,

      Very cool! Glad you like the helpful tips.

      jp

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      Martin

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      Hi Jay!

      That works for me too! Guitar and Harmonica etc. I start over at a mistake and keep doing it, until I play through the song with no errors. It works well!

      R/

      Martin

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    Terry

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    Hi JP,
    Just wondering if you received my email of several days ago. I know you’re probably extremely busy making videos etc and with the Christmas holiday soon upon us your time is probably limited in replying to emails, but I would appreciate hearing from you so I can place an order.
    Thanks and best wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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      JP Allen

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      Hi Terry,
      Yes I did, so sorry for the delay, our systems were down.
      Will respond ASAP.

      Your harmonica buddy,

      jp

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        Terry

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        Hi JP
        Technology will get you all the time. Glad you’re back up and running. I’ve placed my order today 12/13 and will be looking forward to when the UPS man stops by.

        Mele Kalikimaka me ka Hauʻoli Makahiki Hou

        A friend for life
        terry

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    Geoff - down under

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    This was great. The second half is where I used to slip up, but after you instruction and clear tabs (hopefully) no more.
    Thanks and Happy Holidays.

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      JP Allen

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      Awesome Geoff! Keep at it!

      jp

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    Lintang

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    hallo JP,

    I like it,it’s great! and i love harmonica.
    Now i have 2 diatonic harmonica with C & D keys,thanks JP..^^
    I’ll try it!^^

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      JP Allen

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      Hey Lintang,
      I’m so happy you like it!

      jp

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    Rev.Ninan Thomas

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    Hai friend,this marvilious.this season i wounder my friends by playing this song through harmonica..thanks a lot..God bless..Joyful Christmas..

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      JP Allen

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      Happy Holidays Rev. Ninan,
      I am so happy that this lesson helped you to bring joy to your friends!

      jp

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    Mark M

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    Thanks so much for the unexpected gift of a song. I am a true novice but hope to find the discipline to travel down the road to more proficiency with the harmonica in 2011!

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      JP Allen

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      Hey Mark,

      Your very welcome…I encourage you to continue down the harmonica road…it’s a load of fun!

      Your harmonica buddy,

      jp

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    jm

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    Hey, i like you too haha, good work, i’am jalous of how good you are haha

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      JP Allen

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      Hey jm,

      thanks for the compliment…I’m sure you could be a great harmonica player…just keep playing and practicing and most importantly…Have Fun!

      Your harmonica buddy,

      jp

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    Diego

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    Thank you, Blessings and Merry Christmas. I will be practicing the next nights until Christmas!

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      JP Allen

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      Hey Diego,

      You’re welcome…have a Merry Christmas!

      Warmly,

      jp

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    Grampa Bobby Rose

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    JP
    I just started your “Enjoy Learning The Skills to Play the Songs you Love”. I am progressing pretty slow, because I am 82 years old. Christmas is here and I am leaving for Kentucky, so will lose practice days. When I get home I hope to get with the program at full scale. I think I have Silent Night down pretty good to play for my grandchildren. Thank you so much for the help.
    Regards. Grampa Bobby Rose

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      JP Allen

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      Hey Bobby,

      I am so happy to hear that you will share this song with your grandchildren…brings a smile of satisfaction to my heart…Merry Christmas

      jp

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    GARETH BURKINSHAW

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    JP THANKS FOR THE X MAS GIFT! MERRY CHRISTMAS! YOUR LESSONS ARE GREAT I HAVE BEEN USING YOUR DVDS AND NOW MY DAD WANTS TO GET INTO THE HARP. I BOUGHT HIM A HOHNER SPECIAL 20 FOR X MAS AND I THINK HIS GF WILL BE BUYING HIM THE CHRISTMAS BUNDLE! HE HAS HAD A HARP FOR ABOUT 17 YRS AND NEVER LEARNED TO PLAY BUT HAS ALWAYS WANTED TO AND SEEING ME DO IT HAS MADE HIM THINK THAT MB ITS NOT SO HARD HE JUST NEEDS TO LEARN THE SECRET WHICH OFCOURSE ARE YOUR DVD’S. IS THERE A GOOD WEBSITE FOR FREE HARP TABS?
    GARETH

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      JP Allen

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      Hey Gareth,

      I’m holding a great image of you and your dad jamming together on harmonica…I’m so happy you and your family are sharing the joy. For free harp tabs I recommend joining my Forum, there are lots of leads there to tons of great stuff.

      jp

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        Kunle

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        Am using a tremolo harmonica that is 48 holes how do I play it

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          JP Allen

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          You have a chromatic harp Kunle…I teach 10 hole diatonic. I would be happy to help you learn when you’re ready. jp

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    Joeytwosticks

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    Hey JP

    Best and most useful vid yet! First time I have mastered a whole tune. It has also helped me to stick to one note at a time. Will now have a greater incentive to stick with the programme!!

    Thanks and Happy Christmas, or as they say here in Wales “Nadolig Llawen i chi”

    Joeytwosticks

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      JP Allen

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      Hey Joey,
      I’m so happy you mastered this one! Loved my visit to Wales long ago…

      Merry Christmas, and keep on harpin’!

      jp

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    john"JACK'gerstel

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    HEY JP. I’m Back, 82 yr old with the bending problem… Geeze I’m losing my manners. I forgot to wish you and your family a Kool Yule and a Frantic New Year. Thats musicians hip talk for MERRY CHRISTMAS & A SAFE AND HAPPY NEW YEAR. I’ll get my manners back next month when I turn 83. Oh,.. I’m a misplaced Bostonian, living in Lexington, ky. Y’All… I still Pahk the Cah in the yahd in havahd squarah. , but cahnt bend my notes right y’all.. Again, Merry christmas Teach… ! –Jack Gerstel

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      JP Allen

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      Hey John,

      Merry Christmas to you to…take it slow on the bending, you’ll get it!

      jp

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    derchg

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    hallo jp

    I enjoy if I were teaching
    I just spent one year (I’m 56)
    and it will be pretty thanks for the free lesson
    I enjoy it
    Greeting derchg
    I’m from Netherlands

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      JP Allen

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      Hey Derch,

      I think of reindeer when I imagine the Netherlands…so happy you enjoyed the lesson….Merry Christmas!

      jp

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    Colin B

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    Hey JP

    Fantastic lessons. I had been trying to learn this song myself but was struggling especially with the 8 and 9 draw notes. But then i watched your video and after your tips on dropping the jaw I nailed it.

    Would be great if you could make this a regular thing, maybe you could let us vote for the songs we would like to learn!

    Have a great xmas JP, and all the best for 2011.

    Do you ever come to the UK to play?

    Kindest regards

    Colin

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      JP Allen

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      Hey Colin,
      Excellent suggestion! I will seriously consider that…so glad this was helpful to you…

      My time in the UK were pre-harmonica days…but would someday love to return and blow the roof off the pubs!

      jp

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    John

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    G’day JP,
    Love the lessons and song. You have a unique gift to teach,and I am indebted to you for opening up to me the beauty of the harmonica and its ability to express feeling when played with sound technique and soul. Thanks again mate.
    Regards John.

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    JP Allen

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    Hey John,

    Your words are a real gift to me…I love sharing the joy of this little instrument with people…

    Your harmonica buddy,

    jp

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    Mantas

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    Hi JP Allen, im Mantas (19 years old) from Lithuania. i’ve been playing harmonica allmost 2 moths now. i love to play harmonica and find your lessons very good. once i received my harmonica (c key 10 hole) i was trying to play songs which require to be able to play 1 hole and to jump few holes while playing ( ex. from 5 to 7, its still quite difficult to jump to 8) .

    Your lessons are giving me a lot of pleasure, especially those few free lessons on your websites.

    Thank you and good holiday!

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      JP Allen

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      Hey Mantas,

      I’m so happy you are getting so much enjoyment out of my lessons! Just keep practicing with them and you will get the hole jumps, just takes some time.

      Happy Holiday!
      Your harmonica buddy,

      jp

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    Ed Criger

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    JP,

    Thank you for the Christmas song “Silent Night”…I’ve been watching your videos and learning something NEW every day.I’m currently at home for (2) weeks recuperating from rotator cuff surgery, so I’,m playing with my right hand only. The only problem I’m running in to is the 2 draw note…took your advice and play the 3 note instead. Enjoying the harmonica alot just need to slow down and let things settle in.

    Thanks Again,

    Ed

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      JP Allen

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      Hey Ed,

      I’m really happy to hear your getting so much out of my lessons…sorry to hear about your injury, taking it slow is a good idea…and you can do a lot with just one arm too.

      Your harmonica buddy,

      jp

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    Andrae

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    Hi JP,

    I would like to ask if can make a video playing Kiss the Rain by Yiruma! It will be highly appreciated! Thank you! You’re so good!

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    Frost12

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    Hey JP,

    I’m 16 years old and played trumpet for three years before getting braces. I love your lessons, but I’m having trouble with hitting the high notes on my harmonica. I’m playing on a $10 1931 Blues Harp (it’s not really from 1931) in the key of C, but every time I hit the high notes above 6, I get this dog-whistle frequency that I can barely hear. Every note below 3 also sounds odd, and I can’t figure out if it is me or my harmonica, and the internet doesn’t seem to have any answers. Sorry if there isn’t much information here, but I don’t have this problem on a $3 toy harmonica I had in my closet. Help?

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    Christopher J B

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    This is really awesome, I had my harmonica collecting dust for a while until I decided to take some lessons for it. And then I found your’s, you are truly an amazing teacher.

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      JP Allen

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      Wow, thank you Christopher.
      jp

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    Stephen

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    Hi JP

    My name is Stephen and I am from Hong Kong. Your lessons are fab. Keep up the good work!

    S

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      JP Allen

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      Thanks Stephen! jp

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    Terry

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    HEy Martin,
    Thanks for the information. Will certainly give it a try. I have a lot to learn and a lot of practice to put in on the Hohner C and then I’ll try the Chromatic later, but good to know.

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    Toni

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    Hi.
    Thanks for the video, all of them. I just brougt my first harmonica today and here I am playing with you. Christmas almost around the corner, I will learn Silent Night before that, its going to be my gift for my family. I hope they wont return it 🙂

    Br,
    Toni from Finland

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      JP Allen

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      I bet they’ll love that Toni!! jp

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    Arjen

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    Dear JP!
    Thanks mate!
    Really enjoy your way of teaching 😉
    Bought myself a harmonica last week, €4,50
    and starting to get to know the practise!

    Awesome,

    best wishes,
    Arjen from Holland

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      JP Allen

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      Right on Arjen! jp

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    Martin

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    Aloha everyone.

    I’m a student of JP’s also, and like everyone else, I believe his methodology / attitude / product to be THE best. I’ve noted that many have a problem with learning to bend notes. I’m one of the lucky ones who got it right away from JP’s lessons, but of course, I struggle with other things so I’m not bragging. But I have told others that in order to bend a single note, practice playing the single note first. Once you can play the single note easily, it’s like sucking on a straw. It’s not hard at all. How far you bend the note depends on how hard you suck on the straw. Don’t get frustrated and suck too hard and overbend, as you will damage your reeds. Try it! It works! Let me know! :O)

    And, as always, THANK YOU JP!!!
    R/
    Martin

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      Thanks for you input and enthusiasm Martin. jp

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    Martin

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    Hey Terry!

    How is it going? Hope all is well with you and yours. Song I’m working on now is “Down in the valley.” Not a hard tune, but very mournful. Last song I nailed was “Moon River.”

    Taking care of my elderly Dad and working full time takes a lot of my time, but I always carry a Harp with me. Either my trusty Special 20 in C, a Marine Band in C or my Koch Chromatic in C.

    Aloha JP!
    Thank you again as always! I have a suggestion: Maybe we can have a message board for trading / selling Harmonicas on your website? (For your students only of course) just a thought.

    “May there always be the wind at your back, a song in your heart and a harp in your pocket!”

    R/
    Martin

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      Thanks for the suggestion Martin, we’ll explore that idea after the holidays. jp

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    Klinger

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    Thanks. It’s very nice of you to share this. I’ve been always close to purchase the lessons, but I cannot afford them quite now… But I’ve learned quite a bit from you. Thank you again.
    Note: I’ve learned to appreciate your business, as you share your knowledge with passion.

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      Thank you for your appreciation Klinger. Enjoy the holidays. jp

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    Martin

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    Aloha Klinger

    You wanna know the absolute truth? I have all of JP’S lessons, having bought one of his Christmas bundles. But… Although I’ve watched much of it, I have not taken all the lessons from the videos yet. I’ve taken the free lessons he gives us on the website. The first thing I learned from JP is: deep relaxed mouth embouchure, how to blow / draw a single note,how to bend a note and how to breath while you play without stopping playing. Those were the 4 most helpful things. After that I went into his archives and found some comparatively simple songs I wanted to learn that I could hear in my head. To be able to hear them in your head is very helpful because then you know if you’ve made a mistake or not. I picked up “Oh Sussana” “Clementine” “Shannendoa” and “Moon River” right away… I am busy too. I can’t wait until I have time to systematically go through JP’S lessons. When I do I KNOW I will be a very good Harmonica player!!
    R/
    Martin

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    Geoff-down under

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    Hi JP

    I thought that I’d share this with you. Earlier this year I went on a Grade 6 school camp an boldly put my harp in my trouser pocket. One evening, to the surprise of the kids I took it out and knocked out a few tunes and they all sang along. It was a great hit and they saw a side of me that they had no idea existed – I usually have to discipline them. It opened up new channels. A number of them asked me some technical questions (like drawing and blowing to play notes) so that engenderd a fair amount of interest in the instrument. Cheers & happy holidays. Geoff

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      JP Allen

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      Right on Geoff! A Harmonica can surely do magical things!!! How awesome it is! – jp

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    kevin

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    hey jp,
    i waited til christmas to open and was not disappointed thanks alot keep it up i always enjoy something new and look forward to your other lessons

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      JP Allen

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      Great News Kevin!!!! Happy Harpin’ jp

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    jake

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    Hi Jp,
    My name is jake, I am 11 years old and I just picked up my harmonica a few days ago. I found your website and watched a few of your videos. I do not know any hand technique but I found i can play ok without it. But I am having a little bit of trouble trying to play this. Are you supposed to feel the holes with your tongue? If your not supposed to that, how can you tell when you are bleeding notes? Thanks, Jake

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    Pam

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    thanks again, JP.
    I love your style, love your sound, love the way you share and your passion to make us sound good. I just love you, in general.
    You’re the best!

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      JP Allen

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      Thank you Pam, you warm my heart! jp

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    Stanislav

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    Happy holidays, this with the head shaking at the beginning of the video was interesting.. you are right that many people are apt to a quick progress in playing and that is because most of them want to stick out fast a

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    aart den hartog

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    Thanks Allen, good lesson, sorry for my Enghlis.
    GOOD LESSONS, I play it well.

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      JP Allen

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      Glad to hear you’re enjoying them. jp

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    Marciano (your Peruvian friend)

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    Dear J.P.,

    JUST AMAZING LESSON FROM AN AMAZING TEACHER!!!!

    As you know, I´m 86 years-old, but since I´m getting your mails I feel like having 8 years-old,when I started harping.

    Thanth a lot J.P., I stay waiting for more, and more from you.

    Marciano

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      JP Allen

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      I’m so happy to hear that Marciano…it seems music is the wellspring of youth. jp

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    jessica destefano

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    JP, I’m having trouble blowing the high notes
    in this song. Your suggestion to just practice
    the notes you are having trouble with over and
    over before going on with the song was a very
    good one. Thank you. Can you give me some
    suggestions on how to get hole 9 draw to play.
    I am having trouble getting any of the high
    notes. Especially 9 draw.
    Thanks for being an awesome teacher.
    Jessica

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    Anshuman

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    Hi JP,

    I am a frequent visitor to your website and have been using your lessons to learn the basics of harmonica (I am a real beginner). Thank you for your good work! Some day I hope to purchase your full DVD course but right now its difficult for me due to the cost factor. Regards

    Anshuman
    Assam, India

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    vahid

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    hello JP Allen, I’m beginner. I saw ‘silent night’ video. Your video is perfect & beautiful. thanks.
    ‘silent night’ is a first song I learning. my family see your video and everybody in my home love you.. thanks again.

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      JP Allen

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      Thank you Vahid, I’m so glad you are enjoying the song. jp

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      JP Allen

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      I’m glad you found it too. jp

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        ella

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        hello i just want to ask on how to play the harmonica with 16 holes.because i have one and i really wanted to learn to play the harmonica. and how would i know what is the equivalent of the guitar chords if i will use the harmonica to play a song.hope you can help me.nx

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          JP Allen

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          I believe you’re speaking of a chromatic harmonica (it will have a button on the side). I teach 10-hole Diatonic. Hal Walker is a great resource for chromatic. jp

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          ella

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          the bran is schylling .im having a hard tym to play this thing.tnx.

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