Use the following links to visit the best harmonica information websites the Internet has to offer. You can also visit our Harmonica Store to purchase recommended instruction books, videos, DVDs, and other harmonica informational items.
Harping! Home of the MIDI to harmonica tablature interactive player. Access to beginners lessons, soundbytes, photos, links and download the
Midi Player for harmonica player and learn how to play anything you
want, either diatonic or chromatic, either stantard or custom tunings,
A song and tabs members area which includes popular holiday songs, kids songs, hymns, American/Folk songs, and tabs for popular harmonica solos and parts. Tab examples- "Piano Man", "Room To Move", "Mannish Boy Riff", Country riffs, "Miss You", "Low Rider", "Heart of Gold", "Love Me Do", "The Wizard", "Mary Jane's Last Dance", and much more. Over 150 included.
(In Spanish). "At this site you will find a lot of information related to harmonica (types, F.A.Q, players, mp3s, videos, news). You can also get in touch with a big harmonica lover's community- Mundo Armonica is our meeting place."
"The Astatic JT-30 microphone is the perfect Harmonica mic for use with a vintage tube amps. It was created about 70 years ago and only recently has gone out of production. These pages are devoted to enjoying, playing and learning Amplified Blues Harmonica, so the name JT30 is appropriate. Today there are many cool harp microphones."
"Here is a collection of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about playing the harmonica. They are grouped under 7 general headings. Take a look, you are likely to find your question(s) answered on one of these pages."
"Six Ate Time has a little bit of everything surrounding blues harp, including book reviews, film reviews, gear information, news, lessons, videos, and more. Follow along as I document the free lessons available and point out the most cost effective gear."
"Modern Blues Harmonica offers instandly downloadable video lessons and PDF tabs for players of all abilities (beginners through advanced intermediates), created by Adam Gussow of the blues duo Satan and Adam. Gussow's "store," hosted by Tradebit.com, offers transcriptions and adaptations of classic harp tunes by Big Walter Horton, John Lee (Sonny Boy) Williamson, Paul Butterfield, Snooky Prior, and others, along with Gussow's original compositions such as "Thunky Fing" and "Unlucky in Love." Also available are lessons revolving around songs that extend the blues in new directions: Latin jazz ("Watermelon Man"), jazz ("St. Thomas," "Blue Monk"), and soul-funk ("Mercy, Mercy, Mercy")."
Jan is a blues harmonica player in The Netherlands. His site contains information about harps (repair and customizing), combs (wood or plastic), reviews of four well known courses, mic-amp comparisons with soundsamples for three mic and three amp combinations (25 samples) clean and overdriven and a description of the amps (and the tube swapping he did) and mics. Also, a page about tongue blocking.
"Sale Items & Free Shipping- Harmonica gear for beginners and professionals. Blues harps, harmonicas, blues harp microphones, harp amps, blues man cases and more. Great advice and value on Hohner, Seydel, Swan, Huang and other top makes. Online harmonicas UK."
A Swedish site (in Swedish) with lessons and information. "Unik interaktiv instruktion CD skiva fr nybrjare p munspel. Skivan omfattar
traditionell munspelsmusik, blues, thrills, bndningar, flerstmmigt och
hftiga ljudeffekter samt mycket mer. Lektioner med ver 80 olika ljudfiler."
"Greetings, my name is Mark Valderaz. I started playing blues harp in December of 1996, and so I've created a site devoted to the diatonic harmonica. Here you'll find beginner instruction recommendations, samples of my own harp playing, links to bio's and tribute sites of the master players, and an essential collection of harmonica links."
"A growing community of players and customizers. Learning Center - selected best videos on playing technique. Customizing Videos. Quality playalongs. Alternative tunings subforum. Fair rules, light moderation. Friendly admins. FREE."
"With four main brands and the numerous models they propose, it's sometimes difficult for a beginner to know what harmonica to purchase. After two years of harp playing, I acquired various models which I'll try and present."
"This is a searchable online pdf of 2800 harmonica specimens from various collections as noted with each model. There are over 500 pages, 10,000 photos, a table of contents by maker/model and an index by model name at the end of the document, and included descriptions of rare and unusual harmonicas compiled and added whenever I receive information or conduct research. My email address is included on the title page and I welcome additions, corrections and inquiries. I do not sell harmonicas."
"Website where harmonica players can find articles about playing harmonica and using related equipment, as well as reviews of specific harmonica related products without sifting through the guitar oriented
reviews on other sites. This site also features a page for free
classified ads for buying, selling, trading and services. Actively
seeking articles and reviews at this time."
(In BIG-5 Chinese) "While most harmonica sites focus on introductions and are devoted to beginners, this site is dedicated to the advanced players. The site includes articles about positions, different tunings, and some sound clips, etc."
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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.