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Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by mistermullens, Dec 28, 2015.

  1. mistermullens

    mistermullens Poster Extraordinaire

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    Been a while since I've posted. Pretty busy nowadays with twins, two jobs, a band, and solo shows. One of my favorite things I've been doing lately is playing harmonica. I love Blues Harp, but I play "straight" harp (I guess that's a name for it) as well. Pretty much self taught, and while I'm receiving an increasing amount of compliments on my harp playing, I'd like to dive a little deeper. Can anyone recommend a good Harmonica forum? I'd rather spend more time learning than looking for the right forum. Thanks!
     
  2. RockerDuck

    RockerDuck Friend of Leo's

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    Try the "Modern Blues Harmonica Forum".
     
  3. johnny k

    johnny k Poster Extraordinaire

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    been busy with twins ? one fender twin is not enough ? i can t help you with the forums, but if you don t know the legendary shack shakers, JD Wilkes, the front man plays a mean harp.



    wait until he blows into the harp. I ve never heard any harp played like that. And he s got a lot of tricks in his bag.



    more bluesy feel.
     
  4. johnny k

    johnny k Poster Extraordinaire

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    and you ve got sonny terry as well... he blows my mind.



    i tried to play the harp until i noticed it required more sucking than blowing, and you ve got to bend notes which s pretty hard.
     
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    Hey, Jon, WB; you've been missed.

    I strongly agree with RockerDuck: Modern Blues Harmonica Forum is probably the best place to start. Harp-L is a huge repository of information, already in existence when I first got online in 1995, but it's a mailing list rather than a forum. SPAH doesn't seem to have its own forum, but the Modern Blues Harmonica Forum is first on the SPAH list of Online Communities.

    Disclaimer: I have no connection with the Modern Blues Harmonica Forum, but I'm a major fan of its proprieter, Adam Gussow. I think he's a great teacher, and he has more than 500 free harp instruction videos on YouTube. Try this one on for size:



    Here's an Index to Adam Gussow's YouTube Videos.
     
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  7. rand z

    rand z Friend of Leo's

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    Harmonica?

    Two words to remember:



    HOWARD LEVY
     
  8. Paul in Colorado

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    I was just going to mention him. I think he has a website where he gives lessons. Howard is an amazing musician and a good guy. I've been lucky to spend time with him when he'd sit in with the band I used to tour with as their sound-dude.
     
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