Tomlin Harmonica Lessons Hello and welcome to the first lesson for 2021 where I’ll be talking about 8 common mistakes I see harmonica players make every day. I will also show you how to fix these bad harmonica habits! These are the 8 mistakes that you can make no matter where you are on your … Continue reading 8 MISTAKES Harmonica Players Make Every Day And How To Fix Them
Tomlin Harmonica Lessons Hello and welcome to this week’s lesson where I’ll be talking about how long harmonicas last and if there are brands that last longer. The quick answer is that it really depends on what kind of a player you are, how hard you play and what kind of harmonica you use. Complete … Continue reading How Long Does a Harmonica Last?
The Harmonica Company Harmonica Construction and its Effects on Sound and Feel The harmonica isn’t a particularly complicated instrument, especially in diatonic form: essentially it’s not much more than two sets of vibrating reeds, a comb and a pair of metal cover plates. This apparent simplicity does, however, belie a wealth of differences between specific … Continue reading Harmonica Construction and its Effects on Sound and Feel
Tomlin Harmonica Lessons Hello and welcome to this week’s lesson where I’ll be talking about this essential step to becoming a great harmonica player. In this video I will be talking about the 4 stages of practice; 1. Unconscious Incompetence 2. Conscious Incompetence 3. Conscious Competence 4. Unconscious Competence Special thanks to Paul, Edan and … Continue reading Are you forgetting this essential step to becoming a great harmonica player?
The Harmonica Company Top 5 Chromatic Harmonicas Chromatic harmonicas may not be as popular as their diatonic siblings, but there’s still a large variety of makes and models available. In this article we choose our five favourites, across a range of price points. 1. Hohner CX12 Hohner CX12 Black Harmonica The CX12’s looks may not … Continue reading Top 5 Chromatic Harmonicas
Tomlin Harmonica Lessons Hello and welcome to this week’s lesson where I’ll be showing you a clip of Roly Platt’s seminar over at Tomlin Harmonica School. It’s all about Paul Butterfield and how to sound like him. Complete Beginner?? Join my FREE 4 Week Blues Harmonica Foundation eCourse by clicking here. Harmonica School Serious about … Continue reading Inside Paul Butterfield – Essential Techniques with Roly Platt
Tomlin Harmonica Lessons Hello and welcome to this week’s lesson where I’ll be talking about the importance of getting feedback. It’s a lot of fun to buy new harmonicas and watch a ton of YouTube lessons but having a mentor is the one thing that will really help you to get better at harmonica. Complete … Continue reading The Importance of Getting Feedback
The Harmonica Company Special 20 Versus Rocket Hohner has a rather bewildering array of harmonicas in its range, many of which seem remarkably similar to each other. In this post we’re going to look at the Hohner Rocket, and the Special 20; both harmonicas that are ostensibly very similar and seem to occupy the same … Continue reading Special 20 Versus Rocket
The Harmonica Company Top 10 Diatonic Harmonicas 10 hole diatonic harps are the most popular type of harmonica, and can be used to play a wide variety of musical genres, from jazz, through to folk and rock. Here, in no particular order, is our top 10: 1. Hohner Special 20 This is the harmonica that … Continue reading Top 10 Diatonic Harmonicas
Tomlin Harmonica Lessons Hello and welcome to this week’s lesson where I’ll be showing you a clip from Todd Parrott’s recent guest seminar about Country Harmonica over at Tomlin Harmonica School. In this video, you’ll learn some Charlie McCoy tricks. Todd Parrott Check out Todd Parrott’s stuff by clicking here. Complete Beginner?? Join my FREE … Continue reading Introduction to Country Harmonica