Back in 2010 (y’know, the olden days) Joe Filisko, David Barrett and others put together a concert charting the evolution of blues harmonica form the twenties to the naughties. I’m not sure why it’s not occurred to me before to recommend this to people who want to learn to play – and especially if the… Continue reading The History of Blues Harmonica Concert
I’ve written a brief primer on the notes on your harmonica and how they work in the first three positions.
It examines major scales for first position, and how the scales in second and third position differ.
Hope it’s of some use. Here’s the link to the pdf: http://leedsharmonica.uk/resources/notes-on-your-harmonica.pdf
This is hugely exciting. I’ve mentioned Grant Dermody here before. Easily one of my favourite living harmonica players. Primarily acoustic, his style is heavily reliant on tongue blocking techniques and a superb musicality. The man is good, and he’s playing a rare UK show in Nottingham on July 28th! I’m going to do my best… Continue reading Grant Dermody in the UK