mahaju AMay 16, 2011 7:41 AM GMT
I want to larn how to play a Harmonics
How do I know whether it is in good condition and properly tuned or not?
I suppose I could try playing Do Re Mi but right now I don't have any idea how to as i am a ccomplete beginner
Links to good and easy to comprehend online tutorials would be helpful
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Try this site (www.harmonica.com). You can also find lessons on youtube. some good some not so good for beginner.
Duane is correct. YouTube is such a good resource some people have learned how to play just from the videos there! Search it for "Beginning harmonica". Especially videos from KudzuRunner. (I really get a kick out of his stuff)
For books you can't go wrong with either The Complete Idiot's Guide To Playing The Harmonica or Harmonica For Dummies. The author of "dummies" actually hangs out here and is more than willing to help, as are many other professional and experienced players. Take advantage of the rich resources you'll find in these forums!
After you get the hang of it, get some backing tracks or download The Amazing Slowdowner for practicing with. Once your confidence is up, invite a friend or two to come over (or go there). There ain't nothing that can build skill like playing with other people. There's a dynamic in it that you can't get from recordings!
What a blast you're going to have!
Youtube has some good stuff but be careful because there is alot of bad info on there also. The first important thing you need to learn is a correct emboucher to play. Check out these vids first.
Remember that very small movement make a big change on the harp when you are playing.
That first link was wrong, pasted the wrong thing. Here is the correct one:
As you are a beginner, you should learn it from an experienced person who can guide you properly. To begin with, you need to make sure that you have bought the right harmonica that is suitable for the beginners. The following link will guide you through:https://feelthemusicalblues.wordpress.com/2014/06/16/how-to-choose-the-best-harmonica-for-beginners/To play a Harmonica, one must learn to make a note by blowing, technique of drawing in breath to change the notes, techniques of holding a harmonica, technique of note bending.The following link will help you in bending notes:https://feelthemusicalblues.wordpress.com/2014/10/28/tips-to-bend-blues-notes/
John gindicks books are good iu have harmonica for themusicaly hopeless and it is greati play a honner special 20 in the key of C also on youtube Dan gage is verry good 12gagedan is his channell also Adam gussow. i hope i was of help.
10 hole standard diatonic harmonica in the key of "C" is best for instructions and lessons . It is easier for beginners to start with a basic 10 hole harmonica in the key of "C". Diatonic harmonicas come in twelve keys G, Ab, A, Bb, B, C, Db, D, Eb, E, F, F#. The "G" harmonicas are very low and the "F" and "F#" harmonicas are very high pitch and the "C" is in the middle. The keys in the "C" harmonicas are common and easy.
Music key —- Harmonica keyA —————– DBb —————– EbB —————– EC —————– FC# —————– F#D —————– GEb —————– AbE —————– AF —————– BbF# —————– BG —————– CAb —————– Db
Don't worry about tuning at this stage . there are a lot of tutorials on youtube.