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Got a new harpoon & a clean red bandana. What next?

My nurse, while looking at images of my lungs, said I should start playing a harmonica as preventive medicine. She's a very smart lady, so I got a Hohnrr Special 20 G cheap and am almost able to play single notes moving between all 10 holes. So where to go next? I'll be playing unaccompanied to an audience of livestock and dogs for at least two hours a day and we would like to build up a large enough playlist I don't start to hate the songs I'm playing. [more inside]
posted by ridgerunner on Oct 24, 2016 - 5 answers

Is this old 2nd hand Harmonica hygienic to use?

Harmonica hygiene filter: A few years ago I was given a beautiful Hohner Chromonica 280C. Stories of fungus buildup in reeds (and later becoming aware of certain facts about previous owners) led to doubts which always prevented me from using it. So, how hygienic is it actually? [more inside]
posted by yoHighness on May 7, 2016 - 6 answers


I really like songs like this and this and this. Who/what else should I be listening to? [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Jan 27, 2015 - 9 answers

Song ID Filter

What artist/song is playing at the 27 minute mark of This American Life Episode 76: Mob ?
posted by 12%juicepulp on Oct 19, 2013 - 4 answers

Harmonica Tabs

What are some harmonica tabs for songs written in the past 20 years? [more inside]
posted by mnemonic on Jun 16, 2013 - 2 answers

He's got the blues -- Where can I buy a harmonica in the SF bay area?

What are your recommendations for a music store in the SF Bay Area that carries a decent selection of harmonicas? [more inside]
posted by loquat on May 23, 2013 - 4 answers

Want in-person harmonica lessons

I'd like to learn how to play the harmonica, in person. Where can I find a teacher in the Boston area? [more inside]
posted by eggman on Dec 7, 2011 - 4 answers

Help me create CDs with harmonica riffs in a single key!

Help me create CDs with harmonica riffs in a single key! [more inside]
posted by jander03 on Sep 27, 2010 - 4 answers

Should I use a Hohner Special 20 or a Lee Oskar harmonica?

Should I use a Hohner Special 20 or a Lee Oskar harmonica? [more inside]
posted by Spamfactor on Aug 14, 2010 - 7 answers

Blues Harp in the Fog

Where in San Francisco can I find a harmonica teacher who can help me learn to play; and more importantly improvise. (blues and rock specifically) [more inside]
posted by elationfoundation on May 25, 2010 - 3 answers

Blues Guitarist and Harmonica Player

A bunch of years ago, on Public Access TV in NYC, I saw some old live footage of an electric blues guitarist playing with singer/harmonica player. A couple of times, the guitarist would play a solo, and in the middle of it, the singer would stop him by placing his hands on the guitar strings. It was amazing. I was thinking that in might be Buddy Guy and Junior Wells, but I'm not sure. Does anyone know who it was and where I can see that footage again?
posted by chirico on Jan 26, 2010 - 2 answers

A Big Sound from Little Walter

About ten years ago, I heard a song by Little Walter that blew me away and I'm trying to find it again. The thing that sticks out most distinctly in my mind was a moment in the harmonica solo when he blows the harp so hard that something cataclysmic happens to the amplifier/speaker. It's a terrific wail, almost a painful shriek, and I would love to find that song again so I can hear that moment one more time. Any ideas what the song might be? [more inside]
posted by AngerBoy on Jan 25, 2010 - 2 answers

Blues harp in modern classical music?

Are there any good examples of contemporary "classical"/art music featuring the diatonic blues harp? [more inside]
posted by No-sword on Feb 20, 2009 - 4 answers

Tell me about this harmonica.

Tell me about this harmonica. [more inside]
posted by BuddhaInABucket on Jan 30, 2008 - 6 answers

What great harmonica songs are in C or G?

I'm trying to make a blues harp "inspiration" mix-tape as a gift for some new players. They only have a C harp, so I'm trying to find songs in either G or C for them to play along with. [more inside]
posted by bingoes on Dec 17, 2007 - 4 answers

Best harmonica songs ever written?

What are the best harmonica songs ever written/performed and where can I find them? [more inside]
posted by Tommy Gnosis on Jul 21, 2007 - 20 answers

Learn me some harmonica!

Has anyone had any success trying to learn how to play the harmonica with online lessons? [more inside]
posted by Tbola on Apr 15, 2007 - 10 answers

Children's book about a boy and his harmonica

Looking for a children's book about a boy who plays the harmonica... [more inside]
posted by amelliferae on Oct 26, 2006 - 5 answers

Cheap blues harmonica lessons in chicago

Blues Harmonica lessons in Chicago? I live in Old Irving Park. School teacher salary. [more inside]
posted by allthewhile on Aug 6, 2006 - 3 answers

Awesome Harmonica Songs?

I want to make a mix CD of songs with harmonica in them for a friend of mine. What's your favorite? [more inside]
posted by pelican on Jan 27, 2006 - 59 answers

Never Played an Instrument, Can't Read Music -- Help Me Learn the Harmonica

HarmonicaFilter: I was just given a harmonica as a gift, but I can't even read music, and have never played an instrument before. Instead of selling the harmonica on eBay, I would really like to learn to play the instrument. Any tips, helpful hints or resources (free is best) are much appreciated.
posted by LouMac on Jan 4, 2005 - 9 answers


Harmonicas. What do I need to know about buying a harmonica? Would a chromatic harmonica be too difficult for a beginner, or am I going to have to buy a few diatonic harmonicas? I want to use it to just jam around in the style of alt-country and the like. [more inside]
posted by bitpart on Nov 6, 2004 - 3 answers

Got any suggestions for harmonica tunes I could learn?

I've just acquired a harmonica and would like to learn some tunes. Any suggestions? I know how to read music, if that helps, and my harmonica is in C.
posted by Orange Goblin on Jul 23, 2004 - 7 answers

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