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Muddy Waters Long Distance Call Harmonica Intro

20 July 2017

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Long Distance Call Little Walter Harmonica Intro

20 July 2017

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This is the tablature that goes along with my video. Long Distance Call Little Walter Harmonica Intro

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Blues Harp Turnaround

6 July 2017

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So here is the tablature for a Blues Harp Turnaround. A Turnaround is a riff to get you from the end of a song back to the beginning when you are soloing. Play this a few times at the end of a 12 bar blues song and your solos will instantly sound better!   This […]

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Replacing Lee Oskar Reed Plates

19 October 2016

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Here’s a step by step tutorial I created on how to replace the reed plates on a Lee Oskar harmonica. No need to throw away your harp when a reed goes bad!

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History Of The Blues Harmonica Concert

26 December 2015

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A few days ago I purchased and downloaded a really good recording called The History Of The Blues Harmonica Concert. It is a great overview of blues harmonica playing from before WWII up into modern times. Put on in 2007 at the Harmonica Masterclass and released in 2010 it features a few great harmonica teachers. […]

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Skype harmonica lessons

26 October 2015

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I am now teaching harmonica lessons over Skype! It has been going well so far and while not quite as good as in person lessons, the video lessons can impart a lot more information than a sheet of tablature. I’ll be posting an information page soon. In the meantime, if you are interested in Skype […]

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Charlie McCoy solo on Waltz Across Texas

8 March 2015

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Here’s an easy Charlie McCoy harmonica solo on the Ernest Tubb song Waltz Across Texas. To play it you will need a diatonic harmonica in the key of D and country tuned. Country tuning is simply the 5th hole draw note raised a half step. When played in crossharp, this note is changed from the […]

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Easy Harmonica Songs to Play

7 March 2015

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I thought in this post I would continue where I left off in Play me A Song And Don’t Be A Foot Shuffler and put up a few songs that are not only easy to play on the harmonica but are important songs to know. They are perfect songs to play when asked the dreaded question…”can […]

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Draw 2 or Blow 3?

5 December 2014

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One of the more common questions I receive from beginning blues harp players is whether to use the draw on hole 2 or blow on hole 3. This is a valid question because they are the same note. However, if you play each one and really listen to the sound of the harmonica you will […]

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Tongue Blocking and Juke

29 October 2014

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Harmonica great Little Walter’s song “Juke” is one of the best and easiest to perform examples of the tongue blocking technique. If you haven’t heard the song, Go and get it right now! Juke is a song every harmonica player should know. I will be creating releasing a lesson on how to play “Juke” including […]

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