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Ideal Album For Blues Harp Lessons By Adam Gussow Kick And Stomp

When you seek blues harp lessons on the internet, it doesn’t take too long before you come across Adam Gussow who for over 3 years now has taught so many of us tips and tricks on playing the blues harp through his nifty 10 minute lessons on Youtube. Although he has always previously claimed that he doesn’t sing he has now produced an album called ‘Kick And Stomp’ which is solo all the way just beat  and some really neat question and answer between the vocal and the harmonica. The album tracks are as follows:

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Learn To Play Harmonica With Effective Tone Control

Just How Do You Learn To Play Harmonica With Effective Tone Control ..

Effective tone control when you learn to play harmonica is an essential skill but not as hard as some harmonica gurus would have you believe. If you listen to the great players of the past like Little Walter with your eyes shut and headphones on you can almost hear the resonation of sound coming from deep within. When I first started to play harmonica in cross position I was introduced to a recycled lesson (pre internet days) from a mate who said you had to make lots of vocal sounds to get tone control and good tone. Read the rest of this entry »

Learning To Blow A single Note Harmonica Lesson

Nail A Single Note Harmonica Lesson

This Harmonica lesson for beginners shows you how to make a single note on the harmonica. This is the first ordeal for the would be harmonica player. Watch this video and with a little patience you can be blowing a single note in no time at all.

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Jamming To Wish You Were Here In First Position G Harmonica

First Position Jamming Can Be Entertaining ….

When starting out on the harmonica it pays to practise jamming to a diverse number of classics. So many beginners give up in frustration because they cannot bend a note and the harmonica is put down as one of those I tried it once experiences. Alternatively they manage a couple of bends after a while and get bored of everything sounding samey ‘da da da duh’ followed by ‘Woke up this morning… etc.’. Also they hear the perfection of ‘Blues’ or ‘Country’ harmonica masters and despair of ever being or sounding original. Here is the inspirational cure.

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