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Art- Instruction Use the following links to visit the best harmonica instruction websites the Internet has to offer. You can also visit our Harmonica Store to purchase recommended instruction books, DVDs, and related items.

HarmonicaLessons.com
Since 1999: In-depth technique lessons -- Over 45+ hours of Video Instruction -- Attend "Live Online Classes" (12 Every Month) -- Beginner thru Advanced Lessons -- Watch video tutorials as much as you want -- Log in 24/7 -- Learn blues harmonica riffs (blues harp) -- Pro Instruction plus 15 Minutes Practice a Day.

Harmonica 4 Kids.com
A great place to get kids started playing harmonica. Suggestions and tips for parents and teachers to assist in children learning and having fun with harmonica. Free songs/tabs, playing tips, and instruction are included.

Harmonica Store.com
Support this site by making your instruction purchases from our very own Harmonica Store where you will find "Only the good stuff". We solely recommend the products that we would use ourselves or give to a friend. You can: Buy Harmonica Instruction | Buy Song/Tab books | Buy Music CDs | Buy Harmonicas | Buy Equipment and Misc. Items. "Great prices and pro recommendations!"




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.

 - Over 45 Hours of Video Lessons -
 Attend up to 12 Live Classes per Month

Get Started Now for only $14.99
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 * Dave Gage - 30 Year Teaching Pro




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.
Click to play video
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.
Click to play video
Dave demonstrates how you can use the "Tonguing" technique to create interesting sounds such as the "Chicken Call".




HTAB (Australia)
The Harmonica Teachers Accreditation Board is a subsidiary of the NHL and is dedicated to making sure that the quality of harmonica teaching throughout the world is continually improving. If you want to find out about accredited instructors local to you then contact these guys!

Free Harmonica Playing Tips & Misc. Info
This portion of the Dave Gage site consists of sections on "Harmonica Info and Tips", "Basic Blues Improv", "Songs", "Harmonica Players List/ Miscellaneous Info", and a Store for harmonicas, CDs, song & tab books, equipment, and other related purchases.

Munspel
(In Swedish) "A swedish site about playing harmonica - tips and free melodies."

Pat Missin's Homepage
"If there is a harmonica related question that you just can't find an answer to then I can guarantee Pat will be able to help. He is a mastermind in the harp world! His site includes endless help and advice for harp enthusiasts." Plenty of information here on alternate tunings for diatonic and chromatic harmonicas.

Harmonica Central
Jon Gindick's site with some free downloadable lessons; catalog of his instructional books, tapes, and video's are for sale.

Charlie Story - Harmonica In Schools
"Harmonica In Schools - Homepage Of Charlie Story Who Teaches A Very Popular Harmonica Program In The Schools."

Barefoot Iano
"An Australian living in France. Discover Ianos cd "Igot a feeling", and share your riffs online via a midi interactive harp tab."

Harmonica Instruction.com
"Learn to play harmonica online -- a free area and more extensive members area are available with technique, blues, songs / tabs, lesson plans, and much more -- beginners and up. Or, buy instruction books, CDs, videos, harmonicas, mics & amps, song / tab books. Direct links to Harmonica Lessons.com and Harmonica Store.com"

Harmonicaforbeginners.net
"Fun basic harmonica information and lessons for beginning harmonica players."

Rod Jones's Online Gallery, Magazine and Blues Pages
"This page is a "Beginners what to do next" page with links to useful sites (including harmonicalessons.com) and a few tips to get them started. It currently hovers between No 1 and number 11 on Google."

Freejamming.com
"Free online resource specializing in backing tracks for both the beginner and advanced musician who would like to improve their improvisational skills and comprehension of the almost countless number of modes and keys available. Freejamming.com is modular and user-friendly, allowing you to easily choose which key, which mode and which beat (if any) is behind the backing track, all with the click of a mouse key."

harmopoint by Waldek
"Diatonic harmonica - initiation - using Waldek's multi-media concept, the virtual harmonica, that allows you to visualize the playing. This new concept is intended for all those who own a C-major scale diatonic harmonica."

Blues and Celtic harmonica Page by Glenn Weiser
" Free blues and Celtic harmonica tab, discographies, information on Glenn's books, links, and more."

Blues Harp: Harmonica Players Online
"Free blues harp tabs, lessons, and just about everything else a blues harp lover could need."

Grotch Harmonica Software
"A useful flash program to read tabs (225+ songs, scales and riffs - and growing) in more than 26 tunings, in any position or key. You can load new tabs, edit existing ones and transpose them to any tuning/key/position/tab notation. Really helpful for example if you want to switch from diatonic to chrom (or vice versa) but are afraid to: All you knew in one tuning will be available in any other without headache!"

Harmonica Club.com
"Offers a song and tab archive for blues harmonica. Also provides introductory lessons."

Wanderin' Wilf's Harp Surgery
"The Harp Surgery delivers free harmonica lessons, tabs, news, reviews and interviews about all things harmonica. Although blues is their bread and butter at the Harp Surgery, lessons cover a range of styles including folk, rock, jazz and even classical. The Harp Surgery is based in the UK."

Da Blues Barron
"Free blues harmonica instruction. Meet Mr.Ben D. Blues, my harmonica cartoon character and purchase him and other toons on t-shirts, mugs, mousepads, etc."

Harp On! Chromatic Harmonica Reference
"This site provides useful information and resources for Chromatic Harmonica players. Including information, tips and tricks about chromatic harps, as well as a primer on music theory and on learning to read music. Harmonica musicians are invited to either submit material or provide links to their sites with beginner to advanced chromatic harmonica content". Check out the newly added 'voice chat' page.

Bass Harmonica Instruction
An Introduction to Bass Harmonica. Bass Harp 101 by Danny Wilson.

PePe's Harp Corner
"PePe's harmonica lessons based on audio files and tablatures."

Armonica blues
(In Spanish) "Website dedicated to the blues in general, but mostly to the armonica of blues."

Diatonic Harmonica Guide
(In Spanish) "An introduction to the diatonic harmonica: basis, history, types, positions, how to begin, techniques, players, styles and more."

Blue Tongue Harmonica School
"An Australian site. Workshops throughout NSW. Online Harmonica Shop with free delivery within Australia. Advice & help on all things Harmonica. The Lonely Harps Club interactive Message board."

Harmonica Breeze
"This is a community for Harmonica lovers everywhere to gather, discuss, learn, and share our passion for this small and unique instrument."

Wilbur's Music & Blues Page
"Wilbur's Harmonica and Blues. Home for harmonica, blues, harmonica lessons for beginners, and harmonica tips. Blues piano playing tips as well as links to blues piano and other piano blues music. Harmonica and asthma therapy for lungs.

DoctorHarp
"Italian WebSite on Harmonica with a lot of sections like maintenance, articles, reviews, etc."

The BluesHarp Page
An excellent page full of useful harp information as well as a long list of Blues & Harmonica related links.

Offline Instructors

Dave Gage: Instructor- Los Angeles, CA
"Dave is the author and founder of Harmonica Lessons.com, the largest and most visited harmonica website in the world. If you are interested and live in the Los Angeles area, or you're planning a visit, contact Dave for private lessons and/or Intermediate-Advanced Workshop info. He also has one-on-one live online harmonica lessons via Skype available."

Tulsa Read: Instructor- Kansas City
"Tulsa Read performs Bluegrass, Gospel & Country styles of diatonic harmonica, and is a three-time National Harmonica Champion. He is a full-time professional harmonica instructor, now in his 35th year of teaching, and a regular harmonica instructor at the SPAH harmonica conventions."

Marcus Milius: Instructor- New York, NY
"For harmonica lessons in NYC, Manhattan, Brookyn, Queens and the Bronx: Marcus is available for private lessons on chromatic harmonica and diatonic harmonica. He has 11 years experience as a teacher with all ages and levels and 13 years as a performer."

Brian McInnis: Instructor- New York City
"I am a New York City Harmonica Teacher dedicated to teaching, playing and writing about the harmonica. I have been teaching lessons since 1999 and have taught hundreds of people to play the harmonica. I teach both privately and in class settings. The group classes are geared towards beginners."

Jeff Brent: Instructor- Riverside, CA
"Harmonica Lessons - Beginner thru Advanced - Blues Harp & Straight Harp."

Mike Foster: Instructor- Southwest Alabama
"Harmonica Mike Foster -professional harmonica player plays all styles of music on the Chromatic and the diatonic harmonica. Check out his website Harmonicamike.com"

Matthew Smart: Instructor- Atlanta, Georgia
"A website offering harmonica lessons in Metro Atlanta and also over the web and telephone. Website also includes free online lessons, books, dvds and harmonica gear for sale."

Dave Toussaint: Instructor- London, UK
"Very experienced player and teacher in most styles. Based in London UK, but also teaching harmonica and playing in China and Thailand for part of the year."

Benjamin Streuper: Instructor- Amsterdam, Holland
"I am an Harmonica player and teacher. The Website is an dutch site and it contains information about my lessons and about me as an harmonica artist. I teach the harmonica in Amsterdam Holland."



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

 - Over 45 Hours of Video Lessons -
 Attend up to 12 Live Classes per Month

Get Started Now for only $14.99
Click to Visit HarmonicaLessons.com

Click to Join

Learn more about Member Benefits
Monthly | Quarterly | Yearly
*Specials*

 * Dave Gage - 30 Year Teaching Pro




SAMPLE VIDEO:  Advanced Harmonica Instruction
Click to play video
Dave explains how the concept of "Follow Through", as found in many sports, also applies directly to your breathing and airflow.
Click to play video
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.
Click to play video
Dave demonstrates how you can use the "Tonguing" technique to create interesting sounds such as the "Chicken Call".



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