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 "Low Hanging Fruit" and other blues licks for the harmonica. This instructional video is directed specifically at advanced beginners and intermediates. This helpful how-to video contains some easy blues licks for the harmonica that you'll be playing in no time.
Watch this harmonica tutorial video to learn how to start playing the harmonica. This instructional video is meant for beginners and teaches how to hold the harmonica, how to hold your mouth, and basic technique. This helpful how-to video will have you on your way to being a great harmonica player in no time.
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.
In a two-part lesson on a drone-blues riff from the streets of Harlem. Also, news about the FIRST extended Satan and Adam recording made on the street back in 1989. (Gussow is using an A harp.)
In a two part series Gussow gives an introduction to the fine art of singing, blowing harp fills, and keeping a strong beat, on a key of C harp.
Adam Gussow (of Satan and Adam) plays the opening riff of Mr. Satan's "Mother Mojo," then slows and dissects it, with side notes on how to adjust the reeds for faster response.
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.
Overblows! A quick-hit lesson on what they are, how to play them, and how to set up your harmonica to make them easier to play. Brief demo of overblow licks and Sony Rollins' "Tenor Madness."
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.
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.
Gussow shows the importance of the 4 hole draw and suggests various ways of approaching the 4 hole draw and the 4 hole blow on a harmonica. This is for intermediate and advanced harmonica players.
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 is a two part video to show you how to tongue-block on a harmonica. Part 1 of 2 - How to Tongue block 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.
This is a three part video series to show you how to play the upper octaves on a harmonica, specifically 7-10 holes.
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 play strong, clear single notes. Also covers vibrato. Part 1 of 2 - How to Play clear single notes and vibrato on the harmonica.
Lip pursing and tongue blocking are demonstrated in this video.
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 tongue block and lip purse the harmonica. A skewed and blatantly biased over view of the wonderful, mythical and often dogmatic world of tongue blocking from a Lip Purser's thin toned point of view.
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.
How to play Advanced Bending on the Harmonica (A Harp played in 2nd position). An overview of which draw holes bend,how much and the importance of intonation and their use in all music including the blues.