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Blues lessons on line. But, 1 month 4 weeks ago #14528

Ok this is the thing. I been playing Harmonicas 5 days and I have never played before but seem to be a natural. not to toot my own horn but I can do things now that would take some people months to learn. Where do I go to learn to play blues? on line lessons or what? Being so new not sure what to do. I took one lesson on how to hold the Harmonica and how to blow and bend thats it. been practicing every day 3-4 hours now. Thanks for any help.

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Blues lessons on line. But, 1 month 4 weeks ago #14529

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Magic8161 wrote: Ok this is the thing. I been playing Harmonicas 5 days and I have never played before but seem to be a natural. not to toot my own horn but I can do things now that would take some people months to learn. Where do I go to learn to play blues? on line lessons or what? Being so new not sure what to do. I took one lesson on how to hold the Harmonica and how to blow and bend thats it. been practicing every day 3-4 hours now. Thanks for any help.


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Blues lessons on line. But, 1 month 4 weeks ago #14533

been doing that. I was just wondering if there was something more structured.

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Pick a player you like the sound of, then see if they give lessons.

Check out Adam Gussow - vimeo.com/user6900788
www.modernbluesharmonica.com/home.html

Search online for harmonica lessons, most will be for beginners, but you'll find some more advanced.
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Blues lessons on line. But, 1 month 3 weeks ago #14560

Hello, Magic8161.

Welcome to the Harmonica Club.
You have many new friends here.

You have been playing harmonica
for 5 days, 3-4 hours per day.

It's an opinion of this retired harmonica
teacher, that a new player should practice
no more than an hour a day.

You are developing new techniques that
require a slow development. Your 3-4
hours a day may strain your mouth and
lung muscles.

If you own a Hohner diatonic harp ("blues
harmonica" type, 10-hole harmonica), you
may get a month's free diatonic harmonica
lessons from Hohner:

www.bluesharmonica.com/hohner

Enter the following code to receive 30 days
of free lessons, if a code is required:

HUX416684

I'm not an employee or seller or distributor
of any harmonica company.

Best Regards

John Broecker
Sussex, Wisconsin, USA
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Blues lessons on line. But, 1 month 3 weeks ago #14561

On your profile you say you are a bss (bass) player? Blues is blues, a flatted third/fifth whatever is the same note on harmonica just in a different octave. If you are looking to learn blues in general I too would recommend a course of study.

Mr. Broecker's advice on overworking your practice time is spot on. However, I know from my own experiences that a harmonica is hard to put down when it is getting good to ya. That said I'll pass on some advice that would alleviate much "strain", as John put it. I was taught to "breath the instrument" as my mentor put it, nothing good comes from force on a harmonica. The use of force is THE number one cause of reed failure. It is also the number one cause of what harp and horn players refer to as "mush mouth", which happens when fatigue takes over, and one can no longer maintain an effective embouchure.

Lastly, my advice, there is no fast track other than hard work.
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