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Diatonic Harmonica Players

Art- Players The fellows in the following 6 sections play primarily, but not exclusively the diatonic harmonica (i.e. blues harp or standard 10-hole variety). Be sure to take a look at the incredible women harmonica players who have their own page.

Pioneers in Blues
These players paved the way for all blues players that followed. Links include: Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson I & II, Sonny Terry, and others.

Blues Players
Visit the websites of the world's finest blues players yesterday and today. Links include: Paul Butterfield, James Cotton, Charlie Musselwhite, Junior Wells, and many others.

Great players from the rock, pop, and folk realms of music. Links include: Magic Dick (J. Geils Band), John Popper, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and others.

These players make country and bluegrass music all that much better. Links include: Charlie McCoy, Mickey Raphael (Willie Nelson Band), Terry McMillan, Clint Black, and others.

Jazz Players
Although once only the domain of chromatic harmonica players, new harmonica technologies and techniques like overblows have made it possible for diatonic players to make great music in the world of jazz. Links include: Howard Levy, Mike Turk, Richard Hunter, Chris Michalek, and others.

Cross Category
These players are too difficult to classify in only one genre of music. Links include: Norton Buffalo, Lee Oskar, Jean Jacques Milteau, Peter Madcat Ruth, and others.

If you have a harmonica-related website and would like it listed here, please email us with the web address, site title (or player's name), brief description, and the page it should be included on. Also, if you find any 'dead' links or have changed the URL to your site, let us know so we can make the update.

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SAMPLE VIDEO:  Harmonica Instruction for Beginners
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A simple playing tip to speed up your movement and add accuracy in single notes.
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Dave gives a general overview of what you can obtain from both diatonic and chromatic harmonicas in regards to harmonica chords.
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In this excerpt, Dave discusses some of the reasons for playing in either 1st Position or 2nd Position.

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SAMPLE VIDEO:  Advanced Harmonica Instruction
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Dave explains how the concept of "Follow Through", as found in many sports, also applies directly to your breathing and airflow.
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Dave explains the value of not just learning a scale up and down, but dividing it into smaller "bite-size" chunks, which can then be used as blues riffs.
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Dave demonstrates how you can use the "Tonguing" technique to create interesting sounds such as the "Chicken Call".

Featured Harmonica Video
(Sons of Harmonica Teacher Dave Gage)

"Fun Blues Harmonica Jam"
Here are Dave Gage's sons, Brody and Alex, now called the Brothers Gage, back when they were 10 and 12 year old kids. This video shot in 2015, is an unedited take playing an improvised blues and country based jam and having a bunch of fun.

One plays rhythm beatbox harmonica while the other takes a solo. They are both playing a standard key of "C" 10-hole diatonic in 2nd Position (which is also known as "Crossharp"). They both learned to play harmonica around age 5 and now also sing, play guitar, bass, drums, and keyboards. The key to getting good is consistency. They still practice every single day.
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