Harmonica Library

Gary Jugert’s Big Book of Harmonica

Click HERE for our weekday class schedule and music.

Gary Jugert’s Big Book of Harmonica: I update the book regularly so don’t waste paper by printing it out. The Public Domain Version does not include modern songs under the haze of copyright protections so you can do whatever you like with them except sell the arrangements. If you plan to do something fishy, email me to get permission.

  • Published September 9, 2020: Public Domain Version: PDF
  • Published: The Complete Version for students only.

 

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Recordings of All of Our Songs!

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Video archives are HERE

 

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Individual Files from the Big Book:

Member songs are available to students attending our daily workshops.

Diatonic

Resources:

  • Diatonic Notes in C PDF
  • Practice Log PDF

Songs:

  1. All My Loving ~5 (members)
  2. All Through the Night 7 PDF
  3. Aloha ‘Oe 6 PDF
  4. Amazing Grace 6 PDF
  5. Black is the Color of My True Loves Hair ~6 PDF
  6. Brahms’ Lullaby 5 PDF
  7. Buffalo Gals 6 PDF
  8. Colorado Trail 5 PDF
  9. Daisy Bell 9 PDF
  10. Edelweiss 5 (members)
  11. For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow 4 PDF
  12. Hallelujah 4 (members)
  13. Happy Birthday 6 PDF
  14. Home on the Range 6 PDF
  15. Kumbaya 4 PDF
  16. Love Me Tender 6 (members)
  17. Mister Bojangles 3 (members)
  18. Moon River 6 (members)
  19. Morning Has Broken 4 PDF
  20. Ode to Joy 5 PDF
  21. On Top of Spaghetti 4 PDF
  22. Puff the Magic Dragon 7 (members)
  23. Simple Gifts 6 PDF
  24. Soft Kitty 6 (members)
  25. Streets of Laredo 6 PDF
  26. Tenting Tonight 6 PDF
  27. Tom Dooley 6 PDF
  28. When the Saints Go Marching In 4 PDF
  29. Wildwood Flower 5 PDF 
  30. Yankee Doodle 7 PDF
  31. You Are My Sunshine 3 PDF

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Chromatic

Resources:

  • Chromatic Scales (so far) PDF
  • Chromatic Notes in C PDF
  • Practice Log PDF

Songs:

  1. As Time Goes By ~4 (members)
  2. Ash Grove 3 PDF
  3. Ashokan Farewell ~5 (members)
  4. Beautiful Dreamer ~5 PDF
  5. Danny Boy ~2* PDF
  6. Girl from Ipanema 6 (members)
  7. Hedwig’s Theme 2 (members)
  8. House of the Rising Sun ~3 PDF
  9. It’s Only a Paper Moon 3 (members)
  10. La Vie En Rose 8 (members)
  11. Last Rose of Summer 5 PDF
  12. Leaving on a Jet Plane 5 (members)
  13. Minstrel Boy 3 PDF
  14. Over the Rainbow 5 (members)
  15. Scarborough Fair ~3 PDF
  16. Smile 5 (members)
  17. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes 4 (members)
  18. Summertime 6 (members)
  19. This Little Light of Mine 3 PDF
  20. Wonderful World 3 (members)

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Holiday Tunes

Christmas Diatonic

  1. Adeste Fidelis ~9 PDF
  2. Auld Lang Syne ~10 PDF
  3. El Noi de la Mare 5 PDF
  4. First Noel 5 PDF
  5. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas 4 (members)
  6. O Holy Night 5 PDF
  7. Over the River and Through the Woods PDF
  8. Silent Night 7 PDF
  9. We Wish You a Merry Christmas 6 PDF

Christmas Chromatic

  1. I’ll Be Home for Christmas 5 (members)
  2. In the Bleak Midwinter ~3 or ~7 PDF
  3. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear 3 PDF
  4. O Holy Night 2 PDF
  5. Silver Bells 4 (members)
  6. White Christmas 6 (members)

Diatonic Easter

  1. Peter Cottontail 6 (members)

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Theory & Standard Notation

Send me an email for the answer sheets

  • Drunken Sailor PDF
  • Frère Jacques PDF
  • Go Tell Aunt Rhody PDF
  • My Spaghetti Monster PDF
  • Merrily We Roll Along PDF

 

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Big Book of the Future

Which ones you wanna do first? Requests: Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, Ain’t No Sunshine, Annie’s Song, At Last, Blowing in the Wind, Both Sides Now, Can’t Help Falling in Love, Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You, Can You Feel the Love Tonight, Close to You, Follow You Follow Me, I Will Always Love You, My Girl, We’ve Only Just Begun, Without You.

Big Book of the Past

Here’s our video archives of all previous classes.

Harmonica Stories

ErikaHarmonica

Ethnic stereotypes aside, Hohner sent the message harmonica is for everybody. (What the heck is going on with the Navy dude?!) Read more about harmonica history in the Smithsonian: Industrial Espionage and Cutthroat Competition Fueled the Rise of the Humble Harmonica LINK

  • First instrument played in space: Jingle Bells on a Hohner Little Lady harmonica by Wally Schirra
  • Listen to some sheng ensemble music (the great grandfather of the harmonica) HERE

What do the Yankees baseball team and the history of harmonica share? “Harmonica Incident” LINK

Oldtime Central’s article on the early days of the harmonica is HERE.

Some Silly Stuff

LeBron James plays harmonica not as good as you.

DebsGecko

Lanny and Deb had a gecko sneak into their house and hide behind the printer. When Deb plays harmonica the gecko comes out to listen. She’s the pied piper of harmonica. If being a musician doesn’t work out, she could go into the lizard wrangling business.