Check out this instructional harmonica video to learn how to play that harp riff in the Green Onions video. This tutorial uses the Lee Oskar harmonica in the Natural Minor tuning. But this technique is not very common and instead provides instruction using the Hohner Marine Band DeLuxe. Check out this video and practice some harp riff variations.
In this instructional harmonica video, learn how to sharpen your harmonica draw scraper after you have been using it for a while. The very best stone you can use to sharpen the draw scraper is the hard Arkansas stone. Better tune your harmonica by sharpening your draw scraper. This video is great for harmonica performers and enthusiasts.
Watch this instructional harmonica video to help you familiarize yourself with how to tune a harmonica using the draw scraper. This video tutorial provides basics tips on how to get used to using a draw scraper. It is recommended that you find an old tarnished reed plate. Start by scraping on the reed plate to see the kind of mark you make. This video is great for harmonica performers and enthusiasts.
This how to video is overview of the same mode played in different positions on the harmonica. As you can hear there are better positions for the tune "Help Me" than other positions. For example the C harp in 4th sounds the worst because of the unstable root. Even though this tune is traditionally played in 2nd position (cross harp) I prefer to play it on a G harp in 3rd position because I think it offers more sonic options due to it's naturally occurring Dorian mode.
Make your harmonica talk. In this instructional video, you'll learn how to perform what can only be described as "that vocal harp thing" on your harmonica. The trick, as you'll learn, requires octave playing, using the second and fifth blow holes simultaneously while blocking the third and fourth.
Learn how to adjust your harmonica to get a minor tuning in the lower register with this tutorial. This harmonica is in the key of A. Watch this how to video and you will be able to lower the pitch in draw hole 3 on the harmonica.
This how to video teaches you how to play the natural scale, and chord changes especially the ii-V-I which is something every musician should know. Watch this how to video and soon you will be able to play the natural scale on harmonica.
Learn how you can play your Dm 3rd positions licks over 11th position in Bbmaj. This demonstration uses a C diatonic harp. Watch this how to video and you will be able to play licks in the 3rd positions and 11th position on the harmonica.
Learn how to play a blues based intro to 11th position on harmonica with this tutorial. Pick up your C harmonica and play along in a minor cross harp position (2nd). We're playing in Gm but the music will switch to Bbmaj7. Watch this how to video and you will be able to play a blues based intro to 11th position on harmonica.
This tutorial teaches you the style of playing harmonica with vibrato. Vibrato is a great way to add interest to your harmonica playing. An A harmonica is used for the lesson. With the tips from this video you should be able to play notes with vibrato on the harmonica.
This two part how to video covers techniques for tuning the harmonica. All you need are a draw scraper and some files. With the tips from this tutorial you will be able keep your harmonicas in tune.
Watch this harmonica tutorial video to learn how to play octaves on your harmonica. The split interval or octave technique is useful in all different kinds of harmonica playing. Harmonica players of all ability levels will find this instructional video helpful in learning how to play octaves on a harmonica.
Watch this harmonica tutorial video to learn how to perform a popular technique called bending on your harmonica. This instructional video covers several different ways to perform this fundamental technique. Bending is not easy--it takes practice. Any level harmonica player will find this how-to video helpful when learning how to bend on a harmonica.
Watch this harmonica tutorial video to learn about the philosophies of learning harmonica. The six categories are practice, listen to other people play the harmonica, listen to non-harmonica music, work on specifics, work on playing, and practice. The tips in this helpful instructional video will help you learn to play the harmonica better.
Watch this harmonica tutorial video to learn how to play some exercises and build techniques on the harmonica. The instructions in this how-to video require a certain amount of knowledge of the harmonica, particularly how to hold it and how to hold your mouth, but this video is still helpful for beginners. This instructional video will help you play harmonica with additive techniques.
A three-part lesson in how to count and play your way through 12-bar blues changes on your harmonica. Required: a copy of "Harp Attack," a 1990 Alligator Records release.
After a little "free blowing" warm-up, Gussow (of Satan and Adam) puts his
Ten key principles for blues harmonica improvisation, offered by harpist Adam Gussow. The first 8 are discussed here; the final 2 will be discussed in a short second video.
An intensive analysis of the "blue third," a quarter-tone that lies somewhere between the major and minor third and is a key constituent of the blues scale that all harmonica players must master. With Satan & Adam harpist Adam Gussow.
In a three part series on how to blow harp through 12-bar blues changes, moving one particular riff--root, fifth, flat seventh, octave--up a fourth (for the IV chord) and a fifth (for the V chord). Gussow is using a D harp.
On a hot and sultry July afternoon in Mississippi, Gussow shows you how to play blues in B on an A harp in a two part series.
This is a four part series of four lessons on traditional and new approaches to first position blues playing an A harp in the key of A.
This two part video series shows you how to warble with your harmonica. Part 1 of 2 - How to Warbles with your harmonica.
This video shows you how to play glissando techniques on the harmonica.
This two part video shows you how to play Train songs and Fox Chases on your harmonica. Part 1 of 2 - How to Play Train Songs and Fox Chase on harmonica.
This video Gussow shows you how he likes to hold his harmonica.
This video shows you how to hold the harmonica using the reference standard grip.
This is a four part video series that show you how to play "Watermelon Man" by Herbie Hancock on harmonica.
Learn to use phantom chords as beat-keeping tools on the 2 hole draw. also teaches syncopated harp breakdown on 1, 2, and 3 hole and call and response within chord patterns.
Adam Gussow discusses the "machine language" of the blues harmonica and deconstructs a rhythm by Sonny Terry.
Adam Gussow teaches how to combine the 2 hole draw with chord rhythms using lip pursing and tongue blocking techniques.
Learn how to get a clean sounding 4 hole draw on the harmonica.
Learn how to play strong, clear single notes. Also covers vibrato. Part 1 of 2 - How to Play clear single notes and vibrato on the harmonica.
Have you always wanted to play the harmonica but have no idea where to begin? Don't worry as we are going to show you an easy blues riff that anyone can play with just ten minutes practice! Play the harmonica in ten minutes.
Learn to play the holiday song 'Silent Night' on harmonica.
Learn how to circular breathe while playing the harmonica.
How To Play the Harmonica: 12 Bar Blues (with a C major diatonic harp).
How To Do Over-Blows (Over-bends) on the harmonica in two parts. Part 1 of 2 - How to Do over-blows or over-bends on harmonica.
Beginning harmonica lessons in a short three part series. Part 1 of 3 - How to Play the harmonica as a beginner.
How to play root notes on the harmonica. A look at the three root notes that make up the rudiments of a standard 12 bar blues and how they serve as an introduction to blues improvisation! Part 2 is an expansion by adding the 3 draw in all its bent and unbent forms as a harmony of the previously discussed root notes.