Weekday Harmonica Live

Harmonica Ensemble

First time here? You might want to watch the video above once or twice and click on the following links.


What type of harmonica should you buy?

diatonicharmonica

You’ll need a diatonic harmonica in the Key of C. Here are some choices in order of price our members have used successfully. The higher priced ones are better.

ChromaticHarmonica

To play more modern music you’ll need a chromatic harmonica in the Key of C. Here are some choices in order of price our members have used successfully. The higher priced ones are better.

  • (Low Price and has all 12 Holes) EastTop Forerunner: Amazon Price
  • (Industry Standard but Pricey) Super Chromonica: Amazon Price

 

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How to Play Harmonica

To help teach somebody else how to play, download all these slides HERE.

  • Wash your hands.
  • Brush your teeth.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Sit up tall and pretty.
  • Breathe from your belly.
  • Don’t blow too hard.
  • Pucker up. Gross!
    • Air needs to go through one hole at a time.
  • Kiss the harmonica … what?
    • Use your kissing muscles for your embouchure.
    • Your muscles and tongue also help you bend notes.
  • Be ready to “tooo” between every note.
  • Cup the harmonica with both hands.
  • Move your hands, not your face.
  • Harmonica tabs:
    • 4 blow
    • ~4 draw
    • 4* blow with button in
    • ~4* draw with button in
    • (456) use multiple holes for chords
  • Our sheet music includes ensemble arrangements for singers, pianists, guitarists, ukulele players, and any trained musician.

You should visit the Harmonica Library after you’re up and running.