I Play the Harmonica

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 41 People

    Long Time

    I have been playing the harmonica for about 50 years. The neighborhood grocery store owner played and gave me an Echo to start on when I was seven. Been playing since.
    FriarJim FriarJim
    56-60, M
    Nov 27, 2011

    Improvised Harmonica Playing

    I just picked up the harmonica and play...Improvised from the theep fathoms of my sensitive soul, no theory, nothing. Some say I'm born to play harmonica, and accumulated harmonica's in many keys and minor keys...Like it!
    mcdreamero mcdreamero
    36-40
    Oct 4, 2012

    A little bit of practice following Wolf-Man on

    my G harp. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZFcnnV4pRk&feature=youtu.be
    SShawnO SShawnO
    41-45, M
    Feb 2, 2015

    My Grandpa's Harmonica

    My grandpa always played the harmonica.  I can remember him playing almost all the time.  I used to sit and just listen to him. He bought me this little red plastic harmonica when I was five so I could play along with him.  Of course, I wasn't that good, not that...
    JimmyTheBull JimmyTheBull
    18-21, M
    7 Responses Jun 28, 2009

    dude I'm the #^$* at blues.

    ! got started recently but I would love some input!!!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 28, 2015

    Tweaking A Harp Amp - Update

    I’m still waiting patiently for my Kimber anti-feedback pedal for harmonica, but I thought I’d update the results of my harp amplifier experimenting to date. The Rockton hush pedal is somewhat effective against feedback, particularly when not playing. I looked all over the...
    jthitt jthitt
    56-60, M
    May 28, 2013

    So I'm teaching myself how to play harmonica

    and it's coming along fairly well I don't play blues or Friday will be the next Bob Dylan but I can play a simple song I can play taps I can play reveille which is really what I need for my boys at camp But my real purpose was that I have one daughter that is incredibly...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 22, 2015

    I'm not very religious,

    but I love Christmas music. I listen to it and also play carols on my uke and harmonica.
    Mike190 Mike190
    51-55, M
    Dec 8, 2013

    I've just started playing about 3 weeks ago.

    I try to watch videos on youtube to learn, but when I play, it sounds nothing like the songs that I want to learn, even when the songs are in the same key of my harmonica. I'm not sure what i'm doing wrong.
    heyidontknow heyidontknow
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 3, 2015
    SShawnO SShawnO
    41-45, M
    1 Response Dec 8, 2014

    Tweaking A Harp Amp

    I have an awesome little harp amp that I haven't used much, a Fender Excelsior. I changed tubes and speakers on it to increase volume but can't get the volume yet I need to use it in jams without feedback. But I'm playing with it a bit again. My Microvox mic gets me more volume...
    jthitt jthitt
    56-60, M
    May 7, 2013

    I Recently Bought My First Harmonica

    I'm someone who has wanted to play the harmonica since I was a kid. Back in September or October, I got to thinking about that and thought, "Why HAVEN'T I bought one and started learning?" So I bought one on October 11th and it came in the mail (I bought it on Amazon) on the 18th...
    DarthJustice DarthJustice
    26-30, M
    1 Response Dec 2, 2012

    My Grandpa's Harmonica

    My grandpa always played the harmonica.  I can remember him playing almost all the time.  I used to sit and just listen to him. He bought me this little red plastic harmonica when I was five so I could play along with him.  Of course, I wasn't that good, not that...
    JimmyTheBull JimmyTheBull
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Jun 28, 2009

    let's jam if you have ideas

    or suggestions to play I'd like to hear them
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 26, 2015

    It's All About The Sound.

    I made a decision a month or two ago to spend more time playing harmonica. It's been great fun so far. I've played harp since 1976 and it's been a slow progression. I first started playing in '76. I started with a Hoehner G Chromatic that I carried in my back pocket for almost...
    jthitt jthitt
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Oct 28, 2012

    OK, I don't, actually.

    Not yet. I've wanted to play it forever, but never did. Now... I need to find something to keep me occupied when I shouldn't be working (days off are a struggle for me). This might be good! Or I might give it up in 2 days, I dunno. Either way, I got the harmonica!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 7

    Playing harp touches my soul,

    I connect to the seamless void toward which we are all being pulled, I glimpse my soul when playing. I do not play for others, but for my soul. It want joy so I pursue it, where I notice it is present. It is present in creating not competition. There are no losers in life, we...
    jthitt jthitt
    56-60, M
    Dec 13, 2013

    im trying to play harmonica

    and its really funny xD
    animus39 animus39
    22-25, M
    Jun 3, 2014
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