Welcome to Harmonica Lessons for All Podcast

 

Hello and welcome!

This is a space were I intend to post harmonica lessons and everything that I find relevant to develop, improve and perfect skills over the diatonic harmonica.

This includes lessons in music theory, different techniques used on the harmonica, different approaches related to different styles of music (blues, bluegrass, country, rock, folk, americana..)

We are going to start by using only a C diatonic harmonica (also known as the blues harmonica).  But in the near future I will advise the student to acquire some different harps in different keys to be able to explore the whole range of possibilities of this amazing instrument.

Some of the harmonica brands that I think one can’t go wrong would be

Hohner, Seydel or Suzuki. But be aware that you want to buy the ones that cost more than $ 30.00.

They all have different quality levels but anything between $30.00 and $60.00 should grant you a satisfactory to good out of the box instrument.

Suzuki I think is the best out of the box harmonica.

My personal favorites are:

Hohner: Golden Melody, Special 20 and Crossover (this last one is a little more expensive but it has a better with quality)

Suzuki: Bluesmaster, Harpmaster, Firebreath and Manji (the last two are also a little more expensive but with better quality)

Seydel: Blues Session, Blues Favorite, 1847 (this last one is also a little more expensive but it has better quality).

The older posts bring the more basic lessons designed for the absolute beginner and the more advanced lessons will show up first, so if you want to watch the episodes from the beginning you just have to click HOME, scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page and work your way back to the first episodes.

There is much more to come but I want to let you know that if you want to contact me just send your questions through the CONTACT page.

I do teach privately in my studio or through SKYPE so if you want to know more about it, email me and I’ll be glad to help you!

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Harmonically yours,

Matheus Verardino