Teach Yourself to Play Harmonica

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Introduction: Teach Yourself to Play Harmonica

About: www.leevonk.com

Don't play an instrument? Learn the Harmonica, it's easy, cheap, portable, and sounds great.

Go to this guys webpage:
http://www.volcano.net/~jackmearl/index.html

he has excellent free online lessons, and songs to practice. The songs are written out in very easy to follow number system (#1 = hole 1 of harmonica, #2 = hole 2, etc), and for each song you can click a play button on the top right of the screen to hear the song played.

Therefore you need no musical background to learn, just start playing according to the numbers and according to the beat you hear when you play the audio sample.

I made a collection of the better songs and their respective audio files (I downloaded the audio files from other random places on the net) and saved it as a .rar file (use winzip or winrar, both free, to open it). So I have everything I need and don't need to connect to the internet to practice.

You can carry around your harmonica and practice it wherever if you put the audio on your ipod and print out the song numberings.

Download the .rar file I attached if you want it.

Enjoy.

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    31 Discussions

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    harpninja
    harpninja

    5 years ago on Introduction

    A new version of HarpNinja has just been released for Diatonic (10-hole or blues/country/folk/reggae) harmonica. http://www.harpninja.com/wp/app/harpninja-diatonic-harmonica/

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    behrp
    behrp

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    ....don't forget to mention prices range from $20-$30 for the HarpNinja ap!

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    Harmonicaplayergirl
    Harmonicaplayergirl

    6 years ago

    I bought a cheap Non-numbered harmonica, how do i know which numbers are where?

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    Sk8erDave
    Sk8erDave

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    1 will be the lowest note, 10(or the last whole) will be the highest :)

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    johnsonboys
    johnsonboys

    6 years ago on Introduction

    You might also try the following:

    http://www.modernbluesharmonica.com/beginning_harmonica.html

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    jallen72
    jallen72

    6 years ago

    Also try: http://www.harmonica.com/ and this page: http://www.harmonica.com/how-to-play-the-harmonica-714.html

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    Pinkly
    Pinkly

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Anyone interested in learning blues harmonica should also check out Adam Gussow's channel on youtube. youtube.com/user/KudzuRunner.

    If I ever get decent with a diatonic, I might try a chromatic like the one in the picture up there. Don't want to make it more confusing than it is by mixing the two right now. LOL

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    rchakraborty
    rchakraborty

    9 years ago on Introduction

    Does anyone know from which site can i learn how to play harmonica of 48 holes

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    Pinkly
    Pinkly

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Sounds like a tremolo harmonica. Don't know much about them, but I did find this:
    http://www.tremoloharmonica.com/

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    lemclaughlin119

    hey, anyone know how to change the format of the file so i put it on my ipod...it wont work as a .rar?

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    leevonk
    leevonk

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    a .rar file is like a .zip file: it's a compressed folder. It's not a music file. To open a .rar you'll need either a free demo version of winzip or winrar, look them up on google. When you use oen of these programs to open the .rar, you will see all of the lesson files (written music and sound files) within.

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    fd93
    fd93

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    You can use "jZip it is free and the same as winzip

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    shaunak
    shaunak

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    Or you can use zipGenius or 7zip. Both are free, 7zip being opensource.

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    Coliflower
    Coliflower

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

     make an account at www.pspiso.com , and you can download the full version free.

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    maharg20
    maharg20

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    Win RAR is good, because when the free trial runs out, you can still have the program. It may ask you to buy the Software, but the trial still works. I've had it for 5 years!

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    tetsuxxx
    tetsuxxx

    11 years ago on Introduction

    i just buy my self a harmonica. and thanks to you now i can learn to play it properly thanks..

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    thepelton
    thepelton

    11 years ago on Introduction

    Something I discovered when I was in the Navy is that a clip for a standard issue 45 caliber pistol is almost exactly the same size as a Hohner Marine Band Harmonica. Two, one of each of two keys, would fit in the two pocket clip holder that goes on the web belt. You could have a whole string of them, one in each key, plus sharps, flats and minor keys in a Chewbacca-like bandolier.