Unique Instruments: A Guide to Harmonica Resources
The harmonica, also known as harp or mouth organ, is a very popular reed wind instrument because it can be carried anywhere. Harmonicas are used in American folk music, country music, blues, and rock and roll. For people who are learning to play the harmonica, there are many resources on the Internet with information on equipment, instruction, music, and fan pages. Here’s the ultimate guide to harmonica resources.
- The Harmonica: Provides information on history, sound, and how it’s put together.
- Buying a Harmonica: A number of tips to help you choose the best harmonica.
- Harp Gear: One of the top producers of harmonica amplifiers.
- Hohner: Possibly the most well known harmonica makers in the world.
- Seydel: Supplies high quality harmonicas which can be customized .
- Lee Oskar: Produces such favorites like the Major Diatonic, the Melody Maker, the Natural Minor, and the Harmonic Minor.
- Types: A guide to help you understand about the types of harmonicas.
- Ergo: A top maker of custom diatonic harmonicas.
- Hornby: Manufactures the Blues and the Busker harmonicas.
- Tombo: Another supplier of superior quality harmonicas.
- Harmonica Lessons: Free online harmonica instruction center with more than 500 pages of tips and information.
- Dave Gage: Offers playing instructions, tips, songs, tabs, notes, and more.
- Harmonica Country: Another great place to find online harmonica lessons.
- Coast to Coast: Provides instructions for blues, country, jazz, pop, folk, harmonica orchestra, and more.
- Jon Gindick: Come here to find instruction CDs and books on various genres of music.
- Beginning Harmonica: A good place for beginning harmonica players.
- Blues Harmonica: Five lessons to show you how to play blues harmonica.
- Atlanta Harmonica: Matt Smart offers harmonica instructions in Atlanta or online.
- Music Outfitters: Offers instruction books and videos by Hohner.
- Heartland Harmonica: Get the instruction book and CD by Frank Bard, a harmonica legend.
- Harmonica Music: A list of the best harmonica music ever recorded.
- Harmonica CD: The listing shows harmonica music CDs by many famous players from around the world.
- Nat Riddles: A place to buy harmonica music CDs by Nat Riddles.
- Sonny Boy Williamson: Check out a number of this legend’s music CDs.
- Peter Madcat Ruth: Get CDs like Madcat’s Harmonicology and Live in Rio here.
- Vibrations: The music CD by Indian harmonica master Ajay Kumar Vijh.
Harmonica Fan Pages
- Cyril Davies: Homepage of the British blues harp legend.
- Richard Hunter: The website for Hunter’s fans and other harmonica players.
- Harptabs: A great place where harmonica players can find and share harmonica tabs.
- Harmonica Ring: The site is dedicated to all harmonica fans.
- KENBAN: A webpage dedicated to KENBAN harmonica fans.
- Harmonica Fans Headquarters: Offers harmonica lessons, information on great harmonica players, harmonica fun, and more.
- Harmonica Tunes: A community for harmonica players with harmonica music, lessons, tabs, and so on.
- Harmonica Space: The place for harmonica players to connect.
- Harmonica Club: The club offers lessons, forum, and member information.
- SunCoast Harmonica Club: Provides video clips, photo galleries, message boards, newsletters, and more.