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Most of the beginning harmonica instruction books are incremental...that is,
 they start you out with easy songs and build in difficulty level as you go.

 
The easy songs usually don't sound very exciting and you will be
   tempted to skip them and move on to better sounding stuff.

DON'T SKIP OVER THE EASY SONGS.
  Play each song a couple of times.
   Record yourself on tape.

 If you sound OK then move right on to the next song...
  otherwise spend an hour on the piece and learn what the author intended you to learn.

    
Skipping the easy songs early in your harmonica learning cycle only means
       you'll struggle longer with harder (better sounding) songs,
                                                                                                              and perhaps get so frustrated you quit.

The flip side of this advice is...don't spend forever on each easy song.
 These are training songs not performance pieces.

Each one teaches you something you need to know,
 but polishing each song to performance level probably isn't necessary.
 Pick the songs you like and spend extra time on those.

Click HERE for a free jamming track! It's in 'G' so you'll need a 'C' to play 'cross'.
Shouldn't take long to download, file size 1,600KB.

 

Respect the Blues

Adam Gussow
Published on Jul 26, 2014
A lecture on the ethics and aesthetics of the Old School, for blues harmonica players (and other blues players)
who are committed to mastering the instrument. With more than 250 teaching videos on YouTube,
the first of which was uploaded early in 2007, Gussow is a pioneer in digital blues harmonica instruction.

 
 
 Adam Gussow  BIOGRAPHY           http://www.ModernBluesHarmonica.com

the social function of blues harmonica
 Published on Dec 8, 2012
 
A talk by Adam Gussow of Modern Blues Harmonica about the African origins and community function of blues harmonica playing,
   with special attention to call & response dynamics, the importance of live audiences, and the role of dance-grooves.


Adam Gussow, "Crossroads Blues" 2010 No overdubs or other musicians.
 This is the debut music video from Adam Gussow, one-man band from Oxford, Mississippi.
  Filmed at a crossroads somewhere near Clarksdale, MS. All instruments played live in real time by Gussow.

 
 


Instant Naked Raw Brutal Blues Harmonica - your first lesson

  This could be your year to learn blues harmonica.                             
                                                               Part One    Part Two


The first instalment of a three-part lesson in how to count and play your way through 12-bar blues changes.
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICbLTZu5alY


Part II of "Counting Your Way Through 12-bar Blues Changes."
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ACf2gUQ5I8


Part III of "Counting Your Way Through 12-bar Blues Changes."
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wofpAKwJKFg


the mournful sound of blues harmonica 1
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhR78AnxYeY

 

Blues Harmonica Secrets Revealed Gussow.016

Modern Blues Harmonica: one-chord blues (AG.24)
 How to make bluesy music on the harp with only a couple of notes and a couple of key concepts.

Solo harp rhythm stuff
 Every blues harmonica player needs to be able to keep a strong rhythm on the instrument, especially when playing solo
.

fills (Modern Blues Harmonica)
 Using a Bb harp, Adam Gussow of Modern Blues Harmonica offers a lesson on how to play fills--those one- and two-bar fragments
 that fill the space between a song's lyrics.

Blues Harmonica Rope-a-Dope
  Here's a way to throw a little razzle-dazzle into your harmonica playing: a heavily syncopated one-chord breakdown.

Mississippi on the harp riff from "Got My Mojo Working."
 A quick-hit lesson from the Crossroads in Oxford, The Mississippi harp riffGussow is using an A harp in this video.

How To Play Slow Blues - Mississippi lesson (Gussow 2007)

Modern Blues Harmonica: Busking 1
 Uploaded on Nov 25, 2011. Have you ever wanted to become a street blues harmonica player?
  Have you ever wondered what life as a street musician--a busker--was like?


  Modern Blues Harmonica: overblows!

 Modern Blues Harmonica - Train Grooves 1 (Gussow.047)

 Modern Blues Harmonica - Train Grooves 2 (Gussow.048)

 Modern Blues Harmonica - wah wahs (AG.12)

The Joyous Disciples of the Blues Harmonica
 Still in busker-hat, Gussow, as anarchist-trickster,
 blows some harp and suggests half a dozen ways of approaching the 4 hole draw.

"Tequila" lesson
 
Adam Gussow from ModernBluesHarmonica.com
                          "Tequila" The Blues Doctors           Tequila - The Champs
 tells you how to play a harmonica version of "Tequila,"             (official video - Champs remake)

   

 Jon Gindick  A World of Blues Harmonica Music,
 Jam Camps, and Lessons from America's Best Selling Musical Instruction Author.

 

 

 Paul Lamb.

 

 Buddy Greene.


 Annie Rains
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 Howard Levy.

 
About the Harmonica
  Published on Nov 18, 2012
Howard Levy and Chris Siebold addressing Karl von Klien's jazz class at Maggie Walker Governor's School.
   Howard talks about the harmonica, it's history and how it works. Sponsored by JAMinc with support from Hohner, Inc.
Part 1 of 4. Part 2 of 4. Part 3of 4. Part 4 of 4.

 


 Jason Ricci.

 

Breaking Bad Habits on Harmonica (C Harp in Cross)035
 A few ideas on how I break bad habits
 by using different scales and scale fragments to isolate problem areas where repeated pattens emerge.

Jason Ricci's Improvising Recommendations for Blues Harp Students from Blues Harmonica.com

Jason Ricci's Master Harmonica Seminar at the Bean Blossom Blues Fest 2015
 Jason Ricci's Master Harmonica Seminar at the Bean Blossom Blues Fest 2015
 at the Bill Monroe Music Park and Campground in Bean Blossom Indiana.

Basic Blues Slide Exercise For Chromatic Harmonica

Scales training Harmonica Collective 2014


rhythm harmonica lesson chugging on inhales only
 I am using a Suzuki Manji in G (Cross Harp).
  How to recycle air and create cool exhaling effects on the draw chord only (Holes 1, 2 and 3) in 2nd position.
   How to Use a "Ta-Ta" sound with your tongue against your teeth to get a cool snare drum type train sound on
    the inhale chords and where to breath out and how.


Working with a Metronome on Harmonica
 Published on Jun 16, 2012 A Suzuki Manji in the key of A, played in 2nd Position in E.
  Here are some tips on Working with a Metronome using scales and improvisation to enhance tone, time and speed.


How To Play In 3rd Position with a Major Approach
 A thirty minute in depth look at how third position can be exploited for quite a few major properties....


 How To Do Over-Blows (Over-bends) on Harmonica.026

Tongue Flutters and Stutters
 Some tips on Tongue Flutters, Stutters and Trills.

How to Begin Using Half steps in your blues.
A few small examples of how to begin using half steps in your playing.

 

 Ronnie Shellist.

 
 Don't Stop Breathing

Make that harmonica cry!
 In this clip I discuss techniques to get that crying sound out of your 10 hole harp.

 Playing fast on the 10 hole harmonica

 

 

 Huey Lewis.


 Other Stuff To Look at.

  Bobby McFerrin Demonstrates the Power of the Pentatonic Scale
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hodp2esSV9E

Dwayne keyes
Beginner Harmonica lessons: Blue Exercise Sheet 01
A simple blues lesson in an on going beginner harmonica series.

Juzzie Smith
 harmonica jam  Juzzie Smith plays his harmonica. No other description necessary, this video will blow you away

 Juzzie Smith 'Jamming' Official Music Video'    Jamming' is all about having fun with many instruments.

 Juzzie Smith + One Man Band + Extended Driving Version

Steve Baker
 Cleaning tips for Harmonica


The Blues Scale for Harmonica
 Published on Jan 24, 2015, JP Allen gives a harmonica lesson on the Basic Blues Scale. Grab your C harmonica!

Make that harmonica cry!
 In this clip I discuss techniques to get that crying sound out of your 10 hole harp.



 
Harmonica Lesson: Funky Riff


 Tongue Blocking Riff 1 - Blues Harp - Beginning level

  HelpMe + Bendometer

 How To Practice The Draw Bends On a Diatonic Harmonica Christelle Berthon
   ďstarts about the 3:50 mark"


 Bending Overblows On The Blues Harp
  Briefly how to get over blows, also called over bends, then much more on ways to bend,
  intonate and inflect the over-blows once you get them.


  How to play 12-bar-Blues on Blues harp tongue blocking, Hotschi-Gotschi-Lick Part II

  Tongue Block and Tongue Slap in 3 Weeks.

  10 Easy Lessons Learn To Play Blues Harmonica Preview
 Taken from 10 Easy Lessons Learn To Play Blues Harmonica,

How to play train & whistle harmonica (part 1)    (part 2)

  A dog singing the blues. This is Hilarious

Phil Wiggins

 CEPHAS & WIGGINS -(BURN YOUR BRIDGES)

 Cephas and Wiggins - Little School Girl


 Phil Wiggins and Toby Walker - Anacostia Two Step

 Living Country Blues Vol.1 - Bowling Green John & Harmonica Phil Wiggins (Full Album)

 

Oh When The Saints
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full + Half bend

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    Key to the highway    

The Song List

Key to the highway

Sweet home Chicago

Crossroads

Walking by my self

Midnight special

Got my mojo working

Mary had a little lamb

Hoochie coochie man

Built for comfort

Black cat bone

Treat her right

The thrill is gone

Good morning little schoolgirl

Room To Move

Polk Salad Annie

Johnny B Goode

Flip-flop & fly

Ainít superstitious

The sky is crying

Come on in my kitchen

Red rooster

Honky tonk woman

Bright lights big city

Musting Sally

On The Road Again

Green Onions

Gloria

 

Road house blues

Boom boom boom

Mean Mistreating' Mama

Pride and joy

Stormy Monday

Walking the dog

Dust my broom

Mercury blues

Baby What You Want Me To Do

One Way Out

Going down slow

In the midnight hour

Blues Had A Baby

before you accuse me

Baby please donít go   1

Talk to me baby

High Heel Sneakers

Cummins Prison farm

Midnight Hour

Walking    Blues

Route 66

Crosscut Saw

Bullfrog Blues

Scratch My Back

Dear Prudence

 

Harmonica 1st Position 2nd Position 3rd Position

First position is called Straight Harp

Second position is called Cross Harp.

This is the most common position for Blues Harmonica.

Third position is called Slant Harp.

If the band is playing in the you need to be playing a harmonica in second position, or playing a harmonica in third position.
 

AUSTIN (KXAN) - The harmonica: You can carry it easily in your pocket. You can impress your friends with it. It is the only instrument you can use to produce music by breathing into it or out through it.

And now, 
        It can even improve the lives of patients suffering from a deadly lung disease.

http://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/harmonicas-ease-copd-blues

The disease
"What I've noticed already," said Rebecca Sutter, an outpatient in the pulmonary rehabilitation center at Seton Medical Center ,"is that when I play, the muscles that I use to take my breath, the upper part of my lungs, can feel the relaxation.

"You feel it in your cheeks; you feel it in your lips; you feel it in the lift that you give your chest wall and I love the relaxation.

"And the more I blow and the better I don't think about it, but just do it, it becomes really a relaxing thing. Music is a lot of therapy in its own self."

Sutter has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, better known as COPD. Encompassing such conditions as asthma, emphysema and chronic bronchitis, COPD makes breathing difficult and that, of course, can be a scary thing.

"There are times," testified Bob Galina, another Seton patient, "when I have to use a rescue inhaler to get myself breathing because my trachea and the bronchials shut down. And they actually squeeze and I feel a tremendous amount of pressure and difficulty in breathing. It's frightening."

The stats
There is good reason for the fear. According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health, COPD is the third leading cause of death in the United States.

 A study published by the American Lung Association in 2010, reported 39,433 cases of the disease in Travis County alone.

"My doctor told me just recently that he thought I would never leave the hospital three years ago," said fellow outpatient Irene Strait. "He recommended Seton Pulmonary Rehab.

"You come here; they teach you how to exercise; they teach you how to breathe. They work with you; they walk with you; they give you hope. They give you courage. And I'm still here.

"I'm 83-years-old," Strait smiled, "and happy to be alive. Seton pulmonary rehab saved my life. It took away my fear and it gave me hope."

The class
Then, four weeks ago, Strait got wind of a new class forming at the rehab center, a harmonica class, aimed at using the instrument to improve lung function in COPD patients and other people with chronic lung issues.

She and her husband, Dan Strait, are no strangers to the world of musical instruments. In 1963, they founded Strait Music Company, a well-known Austin music store. Now, with both of them dealing with COPD issues, they not only signed up for the class, they donated harmonicas for the students.

"The last four weeks," Irene Strait said, cradling her harp, "when I first started using this little thing, I could not breathe in three notes, couldn't do it physically. And now I can play and breathe in all those notes."

Patient after patient, reflecting on their progress at Seton, marvel at the improvement in their lives.

"Before, on the treadmill, I couldn't do two minutes walking," said patient Bill Nelson. "And it would take me hours just to shower."

"It's taken the fear away," said patient Claudia Deyton, "and that to me was the most important initial thing because when I was afraid about my breathing, it impaired my breathing further. And with the pulmonary rehab visits, my fear went away."

The harmonica added icing to the proverbial cake.

"I'm breathing a whole lot better without even trying," Deyton said, "or it feels like I'm not even trying. I'm just enjoying trying to learn the song."

"It gives us muscles in the lips, the cheeks, the bronchial system, the tongue," noted Galina. "Just everything is going to be strengthened and improved."

The docs
Doctors, too, are thrilled.

"I think the enthusiasm is they want their patients to have a place to go," said Kitty Collins, manager of the outpatient rehab center. "They want them to have improved outcomes and a better life and this all part of what's happening with this harmonica class.

"We try to teach breathing exercises in pulmonary rehab, but we don't know that it's really being done outside of the rehab unit because it's not fun to just sit there and practice breathing.

"So this was a way to do something fun and provide that same benefit.

"It's measurable; I could hear the strength in their music when they come in each week."

The volunteer
None of this would have happened were it not for the dedication of Tom Zoe, a state employee who has been learning to play harmonica for two years now. Zoe stumbled across harmonica therapy during a road trip to Michigan he made as a birthday surprise for his mom.

He encountered a harp player there who introduced him to the idea and when he got home, he just picked up the phone and started calling doctors and hospitals.

"I've been volunteering since 1988," Zoe said. "That's just the way I am: When I find something I have a passion about, I go after it."

The gig
Creating the class, though, was just the beginning. Zoe also tapped a bunch of his musician friends to play at a March 3 benefit concert at Giddy Ups in Manchaca, just south of Austin.

"I had a vision to call all these other harmonica players," Zoe recalled, "and they said, 'Yeah, we'll do it.'

"So after they said they'd get involved in it, just one thing would roll after another and it gives me pleasure to hear all these people talk about much it helps them," the volunteer said, his eyes welling with tears and his voice cracking.

The money raised from tickets to the eight-hour gig will go straight to the rehab program at the medical center.

"We're going to establish a separate fund through the Seton Fund for Pulmonary Rehabilitation," Collins said. "The idea is: Can we further support more harmonica classes. Can we also possibly use the funds to help people that aren't able to access the pulmonary rehab program because of inadequate insurance or inability to pay some of the co-pays?"

The sunshine
Back in the classroom, the ten students pick up their harmonicas and strike up a surprisingly pleasing rendition of "You Are my Sunshine."

"There's something good about learning the song, 'You Are My Sunshine,'" Sutter said, "because if you play that to yourself, enough times in one day, and then seven days in a row, just keep it up, pretty soon there won't be gray days.

"Even if the clouds are gray, you've got the sunshine coming through you.

"And you remember your sunshine and that's (how) this group helps us, it helps us to just have one another."

The patients finish their song and everyone erupts in applause. The room fills with what feels like a deep, deep breath of fresh, fresh air.


Goin' Down Slow - Duane Allman

 

Top Secret Drum Corps - Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2012 - 720p HD  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HW3QVLlK-kE

Crossroads Guitar Duel 1982https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqL0kMdXbbU

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