Posts Tagged with "blues harp"

Muddy Waters Long Distance Call Harmonica Intro

Thursday, July 20, 2017

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Long Distance Call Little Walter Harmonica Intro

Thursday, July 20, 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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Replacing Lee Oskar Reed Plates

Wednesday, October 19, 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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Play Me A Song and Don’t Be a Foot Shuffler

Friday, February 27, 2015

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How about playing a song for us! How many times have you heard that! There are two things you can do at this moment, shuffle your feet and mumble some excuse about not knowing what to play OR  take charge of the moment and play a song that will put a smile on everyone’s face […]

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7 Reasons Why Playing The Harmonica Is Awesome

Saturday, December 20, 2014

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I was playing my Hohner Marine Band Crossover today working out a cool Sonny Terry riff. If you haven’t heard of Sonny Terry, check him out. There is a lot of material on youtube and other sites. As I was practicing, I started thinking about what a great little musical instrument the harmonica is. Then […]

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I Don’t Want To Sound Like Every Other Harmonica Player

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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As a harmonica player, it’s easy to get caught up in listening only to a few favorite blues harp players. We all have our favorites mine being, William Clarke, Little Walter, Jerry Portnoy, Big Walter Horton Adam Gussow and a few others. If I only listened to these great blues harmonica players and no others, […]

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Draw 2 or Blow 3?

Friday, December 5, 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

Wednesday, October 29, 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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The Biggest Harmonica Myth

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

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Years ago when the only harmonica worth while for playing blues was the venerable Hohner Marine Band. It sounded great but leaked air around the wood comb which made them play inconsistantly. There were some musicians that would soak their harps in a glass of water and there are even some stories of soaking them […]

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Use my Handy Crossharp Harmonica Chart

Friday, August 27, 2010

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The question I get asked the most is how to figure out what blues harp or harmonica to use when playing with a band.  I have made a chart that takes all the guessing out of this.  Don’t be the guy on the bandstand frantically testing out harmonicas trying to figure which is the correct […]

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