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National Harmonica League - "The NHL is Britain's national harmonica club, with members world wide, supporting and encouraging the playing of all types of music on the chromatic, diatonic, tremolo, octave and chord harmonicas. Paul Jones is our President. It organises events, tuition, and contests for enthusiasts, beginners, teachers, and experienced harmonica players alike, and publishes a print magazine Harmonica World.

Harmonicas Direct -The UK's premier harmonica retailer! They send harmonicas all over the world -- from Baltimore to Barnsley, from Paris to Preston, from Scunthorpe to Singapore, Rotherham to Rio De Janiero and Halifax to Hong Kong.

Harmonica Links.com - "The most complete links site to everything harmonica related on the web." We keep the links page here relatively short because this site contains so many harmonica linked sites.

Dave Gage's Home Page- Dave is the author and founder of Harmonica Lessons.com. He's played professionally nearly 25 years and has taught over 2000 classes and 7000 private lessons for all styles and levels on diatonic and chromatic harmonica. "Dave plays very powerfully and fast, clearly treading the territory of an electric rock guitar, using a variety of effects and distortions to get a dynamite sound... His technique of 'tongue-switching' is the closest you will find, to duplicating on harmonica, the guitar playing style of 'tapping' (a la Eddie Van Halen)."

Lee Oskar Home Page - Aside from manufacturing one of the better diatonic harmonicas available, Lee is also a great player and an original member of the group War.

Hohner USA - Everything you wanted to know about the biggest harmonica manufacturer in the world, and more.

Harp-L Archives - The archived postings of the Harp-L newsgroup, the largest newsgroup (user group) by and for harmonica players. You can use the search engine to find postings on almost any harmonica topic.

Harp-L Mailing List Sign-up - Here is where you can subscribe to this newsgroup. "Harp-L is a world wide electronic mailing list for harmonipaths. A forum for harmonica players the world over to discuss, argue and wax lyrical about the world's most portable and fun instrument."

SPAH- Society for the Preservation and Advancement of the Harmonica.

Harmonica Club - "Offers a song and tab archive for blues harmonica. Also provides introductory lessons, message board, jokes, members area, and more."

Harmonica Gigs Site - a very complete list of harmonica players' gigs from all over the world.

Harmonica Players of the World - An extensive listing of all the Harmonica Players found on the Web with links to their sites. You will find both pro and amateur players, male and female, diatonic and chromatic players; plus the various groups, trios, and harmonica bands. These talented players and groups represent all styles of music from all eras.

Music Theory Links

Gary Ewer's "Easy Music Theory" - "This course is FREE, it's EASY, and is designed to give you some rudimentary knowledge of the basic concepts of music. There is no registration, no logging in, no passwords or user names... All you need is an interest in how music works."

Ricci Adams' MusicTheory.net - Animated Music Theory Lessons - "Learn the basics of music theory in fun animated lessons. Site also includes staff and ear trainers for improving musicianship".

MIDI-Based Ear Training Site - "This program randomly generates ear training exercises (as MIDI files) for intervals, chords, and scales. There are various degrees of difficulty. A list of possible answers is provided as an optional hint, and the correct answer is revealed within selection boxes"

Music Theory - "Every musician needs to know the basics of music theory. Here you can learn about note reading, intervals, scales, and much more."

Prakash's Music Theory Page - "The purpose of this page is to give you an understanding of music theory."

MiBAC Music Theory Reference - "This Music Theory Reference manual is an online version of the music theory help that is built in to the MiBAC MUSIC LESSONS software program."

The Outside Shore- Jazz Education - "Outside Shore Music has been a leading source of music education on the Internet since 1992. In fact, my Jazz Improvisation Primer was probably the very first example of online jazz instruction to be made freely available via the Web. We believe it is still the best, and it is still free."

Java Music Theory - "Java Music Theory is a suite of Java applets designed to help students of music theory improve their proficiency at basic music theory skills."

Introduction to Reading Music - "Some people think trying to read music is hard and difficult. The following set of pages will try to introduce the most important topics in reading music in a very easy to understand way. Don't expect to fly through all the lessons and understand. As with anything new, it'll appear complicated and complex but as you look at the examples and read the explanations it will make sense."

Midi Files
(These websites contain thousands of MIDI files that you can download and jam to)

Doc Doc's Place - "This site consists of Quality Blues, Rock and Roll, Ez Listening, Drum Patterns, and Jam Track MIDI files. Plus, a few extras."

Jim's MIDI Links (midimaven.com) - "The best place to find midi files for 2500+++ artists in Rock, Alternative, Pop, R&B, Rap, Jazz, Blues, Dance, Hard Rock, Metal, Country, and more."

Kwest General MIDI Archives - "General MIDI Song Archives at Kwest.Net"

The MIDI Farm - Many MIDI files, many links to other MIDI file sites, and links to downloadable MIDI software for both Macs and PCs.

Just Jazz MIDI Files - A well laid out site with a very complete selection of jazz and jazz-blues MIDI files.

Harmonica Lessons Featured Song
 
Juke - Members Only
by Little Walter
Today we’re going to learn "Juke" by Little Walter, probably his best known song, which he used to play as the opening theme song when he played in the Muddy Waters Band. - Complete lesson with MP3s

Your Questiuons Answered
 
Can I tune up my Harmonica?
The simple answer is yes. If your Harmonica goes out of tune slightly you can re-tune it using a small screw driver, a set of feeler gauges and a metal nail file. Read how to do it in the Maintenance & Tuning section.

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