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How To : Play blues licks on harmonica

Watch this harmonica tutorial video to learn "Low Hanging Fruit" and other blues licks for the harmonica. This instructional video is directed specifically at advanced beginners and intermediates. This helpful how-to video contains some easy blues licks for the harmonica that ...more

How To : Play "Whammer Jammer" by Magic Dick on harmonica

In a five-part how-to series on the classic blues harmonica instrumental by Magic Dick and the J. Geils Band. Your guide, Adam Gussow, has been wood shedding the tune for 33 years and is happy to share what he's learned, so you to can play this legendary piece. Part 1 of 5 - H ...more

How To : Jam with the harmonica in E

Check out this instructional harmonica video to learn how to jam in E on the harmonica. This tutorial explains how to know what key you are playing in when playing in second position, or cross harp, in the key of E on the A. To play cross harp, you are playing the harmonica in ...more

How To : Create an Acapella track in Audacity

OK, your recording session is done and it went great! Well, except for the guitar. And bass. And drums. Oh, the trumpet was off. Tamborine was "meh", the harmonica was off key, the wood block was off time... you get it. The music was all wrong. BUT, the vocals were great. So, ...more

How To : Play the harmonica in the key of G

In this video from pazzmanmusic we learn how to play the harmonica in the key of G. Draw on the 1, blow on the 2 and blow on the 3. Then draw on the 3. A bit of a bend draw. Then walk it down by drawing on the 2 and then drawing on the 1. Then he goes on to play a riff where h ...more

How To : Play a basic harmonica blues scale

Guitar Man demonstrates how to play a basic harmonica blues scale and how to bend a note on a harmonica. Playing a harmonica blues scale is really simple. You can play the blues scale with any G instrument. The blues scale is three blow, three blow, three inhale or suck, four ...more

How To : Tongue block on harmonica

This is a two part video to show you how to tongue-block on a harmonica. Part 1 of 2 - How to Tongue block on harmonica. Part 2 of 2 - How to Tongue block on harmonica.

How To : Play jazz blues in 11th position on the harmonica

This tutorial teaches you how to play a jazz blues in 11th position with a harmonica. The Bb Blues in 11th on a C diatonic harmonica is the perfect position for a jazz jam. Watch this how to video and you will be able to play the jazz blues in llth position on the harmonica. T ...more

How To : Play harmonica one hole at a time

Watch this harmonica tutorial video to learn how to play the harmonica one hole at a time. The instructions for the exercise in this how-to video are helpful for harmonica players of any level, and the exercise will help build your creativity. Start simple and then increase co ...more

How To : Play "On the Road Again" on the harmonica

Learn how to adjust your harmonica to be able to play On The Road Again by Canned Heat with this music tutorial. This harmonica is in the key of A. You can tune your harmonica to any song with the tips from this how to video.

How To : Practice to the blues scales on harmonica

Adam Gussow (of Satan and Adam) explains the blues scale and offers practice tips and inspiration to the harp player in search of self-transformation. Part 1 of 2 - How to Practice to the blues scales on harmonica. Part 2 of 2 - How to Practice to the blues scales on harmonica.

How To : Bend and overblow notes on the harmonica

Learn how to bend and overblow notes on the harmonica with this tutorial. Note bending is a technique that is used to change the pitch of a note and reach notes that are not on the diatonic harmonica. Overblowing is a technique used to produce a different pitch by changing the ...more

How To : Play Sugar Blue's signature riff on the harmonica

In this harmonica lesson, you'll learn how to play Sugar Blue's signature harp riff. While this tutorial is geared toward intermediate and advanced players, even begginers are sure to walk away with something. To get started playing Sugar Blue's signature harmonica riff on you ...more

How To : Tune your harmonica to the key of A

Want to play Canned Heat's "On the Road Again" but your harmonica's in the wrong key? No problem: in this elaborate instructional video you'll learn how to tune your harmonica to the key of A by raising the pitch in draw hole 6. And remember: before attempting to adjust the tu ...more

How To : Learn the tongue block and pucker method

In this instructional harmonica video, learn which of two methods to use when playing the harmonica. There is sometimes a debate among harmonica players on which method is better to use: the lip pucker method or the tongue block method. Both methods play their part in helping ...more

How To : Blow a harmonica through a 12 bar blues changes

In a three part series on how to blow harp through 12-bar blues changes, moving one particular riff--root, fifth, flat seventh, octave--up a fourth (for the IV chord) and a fifth (for the V chord). Gussow is using a D harp. Part 1 of 3 - How to Blow a harmonica through a 12 ba ...more

How To : Play Stormy Monday on the blues harp

Learn how to play Stormy Mondays on the blues harmonica with this tutorial. This lesson demonstrates how you can play this song using only simple bends. Stormy Monday is an easy song to play for beginner harmonica players. Watch this how to video and you will be able to play S ...more

How To : Play the Stone Fox Chase on the harmonica

Watch this instructional harmonica video and learn how to play the Stone Fox Chase on the harmonica. It can be played several ways, and this is one way known as "Stone Fox Chase in the tunnel." This tutorial is a great way to practice your harmonica skills. Part 1 of 2 - How t ...more

How To : Play the harmonica using the basics

Watch this harmonica tutorial video to learn how to start playing the harmonica. This instructional video is meant for beginners and teaches how to hold the harmonica, how to hold your mouth, and basic technique. This helpful how-to video will have you on your way to being a g ...more

How To : Play the basics of harmonica

Check out this instructional harmonica video that shows you the basics to playing a harmonica. There's no trick to playing the harmonica, just blow till you like it. Once you like it, you're playing the harmonica. The harmonica should be an extension of yourself, so express th ...more

How To : Play a drone blues riff with your harmonica

In a two-part lesson on a drone-blues riff from the streets of Harlem. Also, news about the FIRST extended Satan and Adam recording made on the street back in 1989. (Gussow is using an A harp.) Part 1 of 2 - How to Play a drone blues riff with your harmonica. Part 2 of 2 - Ho ...more

How To : Learn to play the harmonica

Watch this harmonica tutorial video to learn about the philosophies of learning harmonica. The six categories are practice, listen to other people play the harmonica, listen to non-harmonica music, work on specifics, work on playing, and practice. The tips in this helpful inst ...more

How To : Play blues and diatonic harmonica

Many people try to play blues harmonica without understanding the blues. This video describes blues music in terms of a modified major scale and then shows how this can be applied to both keyboard and harmonica. Enjoy this introduction to blues and diatonic harmonica.

How To : Play the harp riff from the Green Onions video

Check out this instructional harmonica video to learn how to play that harp riff in the Green Onions video. This tutorial uses the Lee Oskar harmonica in the Natural Minor tuning. But this technique is not very common and instead provides instruction using the Hohner Marine Ba ...more

How To : Play first position blues on a harmonica

This is a four part series of four lessons on traditional and new approaches to first position blues playing an A harp in the key of A. Part 1 of 4 - How to Play first position blues on a harmonica. Part 2 of 4 - How to Play first position blues on a harmonica. Part 3 of 4 - ...more

How To : Bend on a harmonica

Watch this harmonica tutorial video to learn how to perform a popular technique called bending on your harmonica. This instructional video covers several different ways to perform this fundamental technique. Bending is not easy--it takes practice. Any level harmonica player wi ...more

How To : Play third position blues on a harmonica

On a hot and sultry July afternoon in Mississippi, Gussow shows you how to play blues in B on an A harp in a two part series. The second videos shows the quick-and-dirty way to play third position on a harmonica: not just by warbling on holes 4-10 draw, but by leveraging the ...more

How To : Play root notes on the harmonica

How to play root notes on the harmonica. A look at the three root notes that make up the rudiments of a standard 12 bar blues and how they serve as an introduction to blues improvisation! Part 2 is an expansion by adding the 3 draw in all its bent and unbent forms as a harmony ...more

How To : Tongue block and lip purse the harmonica

How to tongue block and lip purse the harmonica. A skewed and blatantly biased over view of the wonderful, mythical and often dogmatic world of tongue blocking from a Lip Purser's thin toned point of view. Part 1 of 2 - How to Tongue block and lip purse the harmonica. Part 2 ...more

How To : Play in the high register of a harmonica

Wondering how to hit high notes on your harp? In this harmonica tutorial, you'll learn how to play using the upper register. While this tutorial is geared towards intermediate players, beginners are certain to walk away with something. For more, and to get started playing in t ...more

How To : Play vibrato on the harmonica

This tutorial teaches you the style of playing harmonica with vibrato. Vibrato is a great way to add interest to your harmonica playing. An A harmonica is used for the lesson. With the tips from this video you should be able to play notes with vibrato on the harmonica.

How To : Play the Upper Octave 7-10 holes on a harmonica

This is a three part video series to show you how to play the upper octaves on a harmonica, specifically 7-10 holes. Part 1 of 3 - How to Play the Upper Octave 7-10 holes on a harmonica. Part 2 of 3 - How to Play the Upper Octave 7-10 holes on a harmonica. Part 3 of 3 - How ...more

How To : Play a harmonica

Learn to play the harmonica and jam with your friends. Step 1: Hold the harmonica properly Get ready to play by holding the harmonica in one hand, grid toward your face, clamped in the crook of your forefinger and thumb. Step 2: Cup the other hand Hold it so the numbers are ...more

How To : Use an octave playing technique on your harmonica

Make your harmonica talk. In this instructional video, you'll learn how to perform what can only be described as "that vocal harp thing" on your harmonica. The trick, as you'll learn, requires octave playing, using the second and fifth blow holes simultaneously while blocking ...more

How To : Play the harmonica as a beginner

Beginning harmonica lessons in a short three part series. Part 1 of 3 - How to Play the harmonica as a beginner. Part 2 of 3 - How to Play the harmonica as a beginner. Part 3 of 3 - How to Play the harmonica as a beginner.

How To : Play overblows on your harmonica

Overblows! A quick-hit lesson on what they are, how to play them, and how to set up your harmonica to make them easier to play. Brief demo of overblow licks and Sony Rollins' "Tenor Madness."

How To : Play the "blue third" on the harmonica

An intensive analysis of the "blue third," a quarter-tone that lies somewhere between the major and minor third and is a key constituent of the blues scale that all harmonica players must master. With Satan & Adam harpist Adam Gussow. Part 1 of 2 - How to Play the "blue third" ...more

How To : Play Train Songs and Fox Chase on harmonica

This two part video shows you how to play Train songs and Fox Chases on your harmonica. Part 1 of 2 - How to Play Train Songs and Fox Chase on harmonica. Part 2 of 2 - How to Play Train Songs and Fox Chase on harmonica.

How To : Sing, keep a strong beat, and play the harmonica

In a two part series Gussow gives an introduction to the fine art of singing, blowing harp fills, and keeping a strong beat, on a key of C harp. Part 1 of 2 - How to Sing, keep a strong beat, and play the harmonica. Part 2 of 2 - How to Sing, keep a strong beat, and play the ...more

How To : Improvise on the harmonica

Check out this instructional harmonica video that shows you how to improvise on the harmonica. This video provides some tips on playing the harmonica well. The harmonica should be an extension of yourself, so express the inner harmonica tune within your soul by watching this t ...more

How To : Combine a 2 hole draw with chord rhythms on harmonica

Adam Gussow teaches how to combine the 2 hole draw with chord rhythms using lip pursing and tongue blocking techniques. Part 1 of 2 - How to Combine a 2 hole draw with chord rhythms on harmonica. Part 2 of 2 - How to Combine a 2 hole draw with chord rhythms on harmonica.

How To : Play harmonica with additive techniques

Watch this harmonica tutorial video to learn how to play some exercises and build techniques on the harmonica. The instructions in this how-to video require a certain amount of knowledge of the harmonica, particularly how to hold it and how to hold your mouth, but this video i ...more

How To : Tune the harmonica using the draw scraper

Watch this instructional harmonica video to help you familiarize yourself with how to tune a harmonica using the draw scraper. This video tutorial provides basics tips on how to get used to using a draw scraper. It is recommended that you find an old tarnished reed plate. Star ...more

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