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 […]

How Many Harmonicas Do I Need?

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So you want to play harmonica. You have viewed a few YouTube videos and have seen some great players and teachers and you are now excited and ready to get started. I want to welcome you to the guild of Harmonica Players. We need more of you. So you go see your local professional harmonica […]

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 […]

How To Keep Your Guitar Strap From Failing

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You playing the guitar and your strap just disconnects. Yep it happens. I was playing myself and the guitar just dropped. Luckily I was sitting down and it didn’t really mess up the guitar, but it was a scary thing. Go search for “Guitar Strap Malfunction” on YouTube. As of right now there are over […]

5 Reasons You Are Not Improving On Guitar and What to Do About It

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You’ve played for hours and your cat still sequels, your dog still whines, and your family runs for the nearest exit every time you pick up your guitar. What is going on? Why are you not getting better? Well there can be any number of reasons for this. But Here are five top  reasons that […]

Six Steps to Playing And Singing Simultaneously

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When I decided to play guitar, what I had in mind was playing and singing at the same time. Doing both at the same time is not an easy thing. There are so many moving parts. You have the rhythm part playing with your right hand. You then have the chording happening in your left […]

What is the Difference Between an Electric and an Acoustic Guitar Amplifier?

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Let’s talk about guitar amplifiers (amps). You got an amp for your electric guitar and you want to plug your acoustic guitar into it. Can you? Should you? Why should I even care about these different types of amps? You a new guitarist and you got a few basic questions about gitar amps. Well, I’m […]

Options for Practicing Guitar Quietly

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You have started playing the guitar. And they always tell you to practice often. Daily if you can. OK. But the only time you can play is when everybody in the family is sleeping. You don’t want to bother anybody. And on top of it all, you don’t think you playing well enough for anybody […]

Having a hard time fretting a transition…Skip some strings

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I was working on the song, “I Bowed on my knees and cried holy.” Not a too terribly difficult song, although I messed it up in the middle…

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