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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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Harmonica Set For Beginners

Why You Need A Harmonica Set

A begining harmonica player who has mastered the nack of nailing a single note now needs a harmonica set. Chances are you already have a diatonic harmonica in the key of ‘C’. Whilst there are advanced players who can get a full chromatic scale out of one ‘C’ harmonica this requires a lot of skill and is generally impractical, but for a modest outlay compared to buying any other form of instrument …

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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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  • Big Road Blues Show 7/23/17: Rockin' the House – Chicago Small Labels Pt. 4
    Show Notes: Today's show continues our look at some small Chicago labels that operated from the 1940's through the 1960's. On this installment we spotlight some remaining sides from the Club 51 label which we spotlighted a few months back, as well as the Miracle label. Club 51 existed from 1955 to 1957 and was […]
  • Big Road Blues Show 7/16/17: Wind Howlin' Blues – Library of Congress Recordings 1941-1942 Pt. 2
    Show Notes: Son Sims and Muddy Waters, 1943. Photo by John Work III.   Over the course of two shows we'll be spotlighting some remarkable recordings made by John Work III and Alan Lomax between 1941 and 1942. Work was an African-American professor in the music department of Fisk University in Nashville. In April of 1940 […]
  • Big Road Blues Show 7/9/17: Walking Blues – Library of Congress Recordings 1941-1942 Pt. 1
    Show Notes: Son Sims and Muddy Waters, 1943.  Photo by John Work III.   Over the course of two shows we'll be spotlighting some remarkable recordings made by John Work III and Alan Lomax between 1941 and 1942. Work was an African-American professor in the music department of Fisk University in Nashville. In April of 1940 […]
  • On The Road Again: Program Note
    Just a couple of quick program notes; First, I'll will be on the road for the next two weeks so there will be no new shows posted. I believe there will be reruns of older shows on those dates. Secondly, a couple of listeners have alerted me that they were unable to play some of […]
  • Big Road Blues Show 6/18/17: Still I'm Travelling On – Blues & Travel
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