Learning


How Long Does It Take To Play The Harmonica?

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“Hey Sherman, I bought a harmonica, and want to know how long before I get good?” Short Answer “I Don’t Know…” What come on man? “OK, 6 months 30 minutes a day…”

Moving On To Intermediate Harmonica

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On Harmonica, Practice Beats Equipment

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Practice beats equipment and it ain’t even close. When I was in my first year of playing, I thought that buying a¬†Hohner Crossover¬†for about 80 bucks would immediately give me the ability to bend notes and have a clear tone. But it didn’t. It did sound better to me, don’t get me wrong, but I […]

How To Play a Single Note on Harmonica

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One of the first things you need to do when learning to play the harmonica is play single notes. In fact one of the easiest ways (and I mean relatively easy” to separate yourself from very new players is to learn how to play single notes. I remember just playing some folk tunes and folks […]

4 Phases to Harmonica Improvisation

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How do you improvise on the harmonica? Well I am just learning like everybody else, but right now I have four phases. And each phase has a different mindset and different approach. I call it “Listen and the 3 Ps” Listen – Put Music In Your Head OK, the first phase is to listen to […]

Is Learning the Harmonica Easy?

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This is a pretty common question. Someone wants to learn how to play harmonica and think they are gonna become a great blues harmonica player in a couple weeks at 10 minutes a day and so they ask, “Is it easy?” Then there are people who answer, “Yes it is easy.” I even saw a […]