Teach Yourself to Play Harmonica

334,331

227

31

About: www.leevonk.com

Intro: Teach Yourself to Play Harmonica

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.

Share

    Recommendations

    • Halloween Contest 2018

      Halloween Contest 2018
    • Furniture Contest 2018

      Furniture Contest 2018
    • Fix It! Contest

      Fix It! Contest

    31 Discussions

    0
    None
    harpninja

    3 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/

    1 reply
    0
    None
    behrpharpninja

    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

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

    0
    None
    johnsonboys

    4 years ago on Introduction

    You might also try the following:

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

    0
    None
    jallen72

    4 years ago

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

    0
    None
    Pinkly

    6 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

    0
    None
    Pinklyrchakraborty

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

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

    0
    None
    leevonklemclaughlin119

    Reply 11 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.

    0
    None
    shaunakfd93

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

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

    0
    None
    Coliflowershaunak

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

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

    0
    None
    maharg20leevonk

    Reply 10 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!

    0
    None
    tetsuxxx

    9 years ago on Introduction

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

    0
    None
    thepelton

    9 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.