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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 Jew's harp or khomus or jaw harp

Jew's harp, a single-tone archaic instrument. Siberian (Potkin's) species. Introduction lesson (about Jew's harp, positioning, making simple sounds). This is a basic instrument that you can buy at a novelty store or online. It's cheap and has a distinct sound.

How To : Play the harp

Jesse Spearhawk shows us how to play the harp in this series of videos. Part 1 of 12 - How to Play the harp. Play the harp - Part 2 of 12. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Play the harp - Part 3 of 12. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.co ...more

How To : Position your hands for playing the harp

This quick tutorial video will teach you to properly position your hands in order to play the harp. This hand position will suit playing on both the lever harp (a traditional folk harp) and the pedal harp (the commonly used classical harp).

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 a basic melody technique on the autoharp

This how to video installment explains a basic autoharp melody playing technique called "pinching". Playing melody on the autoharp is not as difficult as it may first appear. There are an awful lot of strings, but finding a melody note and playing it clearly isn't as hard as i ...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 an acoustic fingerstyle guitar

If you need to know how to play the acoustic fingerstyle guitar, you've come to the right video tutorials. This three-part instructional guitar lesson will show you want you need to know about playing the acoustic guitar like a pro. Just listen and learn from these tips and tr ...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 : 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 : 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 11th and 3rd position licks on the harmonica

Learn how you can play your Dm 3rd positions licks over 11th position in Bbmaj. This demonstration uses a C diatonic harp. Watch this how to video and you will be able to play licks in the 3rd positions and 11th position on the harmonica. Chord name --------------------- Note ...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 : 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 : 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 : Play advanced bending on the harmonica

How to play Advanced Bending on the Harmonica (A Harp played in 2nd position). An overview of which draw holes bend,how much and the importance of intonation and their use in all music including the blues.

How To : Sit at the Lever harp properly

This video will teach you the proper manner in which to sit so that you can play the Lever harp. The Lever harp is a traditional folk harp, and is often used in Irish music. Watch this video, and you'll soon be on your way to being a harp prodigy.

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 : Play rolled chords on the piano

This how to video talks about rolled chords on the piano or keyboard. A rolled chord is a sequence of notes played almost at the same time like strumming a chord on a guitar and very common to provide a harp-like effect on the piano. There are two main uses for rolled chords, ...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 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 the shabbat hymn "Adon Olam" on the lyre

In this lesson, I will demonstrate how to play on the lyre, the traditional melody usually sang to "Adon Olam"(Lord of the World); one of the beautiful closing hymns sang at the end of a traditional Shabbat Service. The melody is in the melodic minor scale, starting on D, so ...more

How To : Have a beginner harp lesson

In these beginner music lessons on video, learn to play harp just like David did. Well… perhaps similar in some ways. Nevertheless, these clips will help you navigate your way around the instrument, plucking a few sweet melodies and creating ambiance for just about any dinner ...more

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