#1
Hello,
I bought a harmonica today at noon on a spur of the moment "I want to learn the harmonica" decision. I've been messing around a bit, I've got the jist of it, blowing and drawing, blah blah blah. I was just wondering if anyone had some helpful tips, sites, videos... on learning the harmonica. The one problem I have, which is apparently quite common, is playing just single notes instead of chords. And just to clarify, I have Hohner hot metal diatonic harmonica in C.

Thanks!
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#2
Blow and move the harmonica back and forth. Preferably in a jail cell.
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#3
Suck and blow. If it spurts a fluid in your mouth you are doin it rite
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#5
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ultimate-harmonica.com?

Doesn't exist
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#7
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Doesn't exist



You didn't seriously try, did you?
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#8
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You didn't seriously try, did you?

No, that would take someone of mass stupidity...

that means not me
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Last edited by CPDmusic at May 11, 2011,
#9
Go grab your guitar, play a note, and then go find it on the harmonica.

Teach yourself.
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#10
I once bought a harmonica. I gave up after 2 days lol. I don't think it should even be considered an instrument...

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#11
Quote by Arfey McFeeshy
Go grab your guitar, play a note, and then go find it on the harmonica.

Teach yourself.

I know where all the notes are located, it's actually quite simple. I'm still having the problem of just playing individual notes though, I can't seem to channel all my air through just one hole...
I'm just like the Jonas Brothers,

I'm no longer relevant and write mediocre music.


#12
learn to play Heart Of Gold and I'll come jam with ya sometime.
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#13
Buy one of those harmonica holders and play the guitar at the same time. I can play harmonica decently. Or well I can jam to some Bob Dylan songs such as Times They Are A-Changin' and All Along The Watchtower.
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#15
http://www.harptabs.com/
Here's a harmonica tab site I found to be useful.

My advice is to work really hard, I really don't think that I take the harmonica as seriously as I should.
Been playing it for two months, and I still don't know how to bend notes.
Apparently harmonica gets REALLY fun when you learn to bend notes.
Also, use Youtube for lessons.

Good Luck TS!

AEDIT: Also what kind of harp do you have?

AEDIT2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRa6QpUZme0
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Last edited by ali.guitarkid7 at May 11, 2011,
#16
Quote by CPDmusic
I know where all the notes are located, it's actually quite simple. I'm still having the problem of just playing individual notes though, I can't seem to channel all my air through just one hole...

you use your tongue to block the holes except one. pretty simple, and just like alternate picking and vibrato on guitar, it takes practice to get correct
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#18
Search on Youtube for Adam Gussow and Jason Ricci.
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#19
If you're actually going to learn it, then it may be worthwhile to buy a harmonica book at your local music store.
#20
Quote by ali.guitarkid7

AEDIT: Also what kind of harp do you have?

I've got a Hohner Hot Metal in C

I'm just like the Jonas Brothers,

I'm no longer relevant and write mediocre music.