Harmonica Bluesharp

. Harmonica Boogie Online Jams
  • Blues
  • Jazz
  • Country
  • Flaming Guitars
  • Gear
    • Tube Amps
    on Ebay and Musician's Friend. Prefined searches for the most desired amps.
  • Harmonica Mics
  • on Ebay and elsewhere
  • Delay, Reverb Pedals
  • on Ebay. Prefined searches for the absolute best quality delays at reasonable prices.
  • Chess Blues 78's and 45's
  • on Ebay. Own a piece of history!
  • Harmonicas
  • at Musician's Friend
  • Home Recording
  • at Musician's Friend & others
  • Coast to Coast Music
  • Mostly harp stuff. If it's new and its harp, it's here! Great service!
  • The Best Lil' Harp House
  • Harp Depot
  • HarpGear.com
  • Custom harp amps made like tweed Champs
  • Harmonicas and Stuff
  • Harmonicas at www.turboharp.com
  • Harp Mic Museum
  • by David Barrett Harmonica Masterclass
  • Harp Customizers On Coast to Coast.
  • www.bidonharps.com An auction site that contains only harp stuff.
  • More


    . Online Backing Tracks
    • www.DataMusic.org
    • Original blues and jazz tracks by Kjell Karlsson
    • www.BluesBlast.com
    • Three years of guitar based tracks in a variety of styles my Martin
    . Featured Festivals
    • SPAH 2006
    • August 15 - 19, Denver, CO
    • Yellow Pines Harmonica Fest
    • Aug 4 - 6, 2006, Yellow Pines Idaho
    • Jon Gindick's Harmonica Jam Camp
    • in April 6, 2006 New Jersey
    • David Barrett's Harmonica Masterclass
    • Phoenix, AZ - February 25-26 Chicago, IL - April 22-23 New Jersey - October 6-8 Atlanta, GA - July 15-16
    • Bean Blossum Blues Fest
    • Early Sept 2006

    • More
    • --Immersing yourself in a Harmonica Festival is one of the best ways to improve your playing.
    . Search Engines
    • Google.com
    Example of Restricting search to Harp-L " overblow site:garply.com"
  • Harp-L Archives
  • Search 111,000 Harp-L messages from 1992 to August 2003
  • The Lyrics Library

  • More

  • . Internet Blues Radio
    • The Blues Power Hour,
    using www.Live365.com
  • www.ShoutCast.com
  • 25 blues stations, no logging in, any player.
  • www.live365.com
  • Has blues.
  • Smokestack Lightnin,
  • Real Audio, No login required.
  • RealAudio.com Blues
  • Station Index, some blues.
    . Instruction
    • Diatonic Harmonica Reference
    by Mike Will
  • Chromatic Harmonica Reference
  • (Harp On!) by 'G'.
  • Pat Missin's Home Page
  • Lots of info on alternate tunings and other harmonica lore
  • Celtic and other harp styles
  • by Glenn Weiser
  • Repairing Harmonicas
  • Online instructions.
  • HarmonicaLessons.com
  • AYM Music
  • www.SaxOnTheWeb.net
  • Very applicable to harp.
  • Beginning Harmonica Lessons
  • by Jon Gindick
  • Online Harmonica Tab Converter
  • by Barefoot Iano
  • Music Theory
  • by 'G' of Harp On
  • Harmonica Teachers
  • on the Harmonica Exchange by Klaus Gehrmann
  • Harmonica Teachers
  • On Coast to Coast.
  • Harmonica CD's
  • 650 from Coast to Coast Music, all inclusive but full price.
  • Diatonic Instructional Books
  • from Coast to Coast
  • Chromatic Instructional Books
  • from Coast to Coast
  • CD's & Tapes
  • Amazon.com, TowerRecords.com, MusicImports.com ....
  • Blues Books
  • Amazon.com, Barns & Noble
    . Harmonica Discussions
    • Harp-L
  • HarpTalk
  • Charlie Musselwhite Fan Club
  • on Yahoo Groups. Charlie often stops by Monday evenings when he's not on the road.
  • Bluesgrass Harmonica on Yahoo Groups
  • Harp On!
  • G's Advanced Disc. on Topica.com
  • alt.music.harmonica
  • via Google Groups
  • More on Harp-L
  • . Gigs & Open Mikes
    • The Harpers' International Gig List
    Updated monthly by BassHarp
  • Open Jams in the USA
  • by National Blues Pages
  • World Wide Jam Sessions
  • Unfortunately has not been updated since 1996.
  • Jam Tips
  • from the New JT30 Page
    . Detroit --Not all harp, but hey it's       my hometown!
    • Detroit Blues Society
    Meets last Sunday of each Month
  • Toronto Blues Society
  • March Harmonia Workshop
  • Detroit Gigs & Open Mics
  • by the Detroit Blues Society
  • www.DetroitMusicHistory.com
  • Jazz history by Jam Gallert and Lars Bjorn.
  • www.SpanglerBluesProductions.com
  • Plays drums and represents other blues, R&B and jazz artists
  • www.SoulfulDetroit.com
  • by David Meikle and Lowell Boileau
  • www.ParadiseValleyBlues.com
  • Detroit blues and jazz history.
  • www.RecordingEQ.com
  • Motown Alumni Assoc
  • Jahsonic's Detroit Techno
  • history of techno
  • www.MovementFestival.com
  • Detroit's Techno festival
    . Other Blues Places
    • Junior's Juke Joint
  • Maxwell Street
  • in Chicago
    . Harp Playing Friends
    • www.InvisibleJug.com
    Claudio, bluesman in Italy
    . Periodicals and 'Zines
    • Mel Bay Harmonica zine
    Put together by master harmonica teacher David Barrett, features several articles every month on various aspects of harmonica.
  • Planet Harmonica zine
  • Happenin Harp Info by Beno't.
  • Harmonica Publications
  • by Harmonica Information Press
  • Blues Fanzines
  • by the Cascade Blues Association
    . Harmonica Organizations
    • SPAH
    The Society for the Preservation and Advancement of the Harmonica
  • Harmonica Club List
  • by SPAH
  • Harmonica Clubs
  • On Coast to Coast.
    . Links to Links
    • HarpLinks.com
    Keith Graham created a harmonica spider which searches the web for harmonica pages. It's guaranteed you'll see stuff you never saw before.
  • Harmonica Links.
  • by the Open Dir Project. Extremely well organized harmonica links.
  • HarmonicaLinks.com
  • Harmonica Haven Links
  • by Mark Valderaz
    Hello Harmonica Brothers and Sisters,

    Online Jam
    Fatsrythm by Paul Lassey
    Fatsrythm by Sebastian
    Roundup The Usual Suspects by Jake Goebel
    Fatsrythm by DaveyG Centerstage

    Harmonica Boogie Jam #11 has started and we already have over 20 free backing tracks. Stop by and play some harmonica with us!

    If you ever wondered what a mixer was good for, I wrote an article about them from a harmonica player's perspective. See Gear Lust immediately below.

    Gear Lust

  • Hohner XB-40: The Extreme Bender - Rick Beall 9/28/06
    The Diatonic on which you can bend all notes --sorta

  • Mixers from a Harp Player's Perspective - Rick Beall 9/28/06
    Why would a harmonica player need a mixer? They are a bunch of wires that provide no new features, right? Wrong!

  • Jay Richard's J-Mic Harmonica Microphone - Rick Beall 11/04/05
    It looks different, it feels different, it sounds great!

  • Jim McBride's Bottle 'O Blues Microphone - Rick Beall 6/19/05
    Probably the best buy for a guaranteed Chicago style harmonica microphone in the world!

  • New Cherub Microphone by HarpWorks - Rick Beall 9/18/04
    Not your Average Taxi Dispatch Mic! Microphone designed by Harp Players for Harp Players as Studly as a JT-30, and yet is equally at home on the front porch at Walton's Mountain

    CD Reviews

  • Willie Foster “My Inspiration” - Brett Peruzzi 3/23/06
    Inspiring Sounds From a Delta Harp Legend

  • Big George Brock & the Houserockers - Brett Peruzzi 12/04/05
    Club Caravan: Down-Home Harp From a Delta-Born Bluesman

  • OnlineJam.org Best of Jam VI - Rick Beall 7/31/05
    The 6th jam www.OnlineJam.org ended July 2005. The music was as good as any I have ever heard anywhere. To commemorate the event, we created an online collection of the Best from Jam VI. We also created a sort of kit so you can download and burn your own CD's complete with artwork.

  • A Step Out of the Blue by Will Vogtman - Rick Beall 8/20/04
    An alternate jazz universe featuring harmonica right out of the Harlem Renaissance

  • Ultimate Blues Jam Harmonica Edition - Rick Beall 7/18/04
    Where else can you go to hang with the bands who played behind Jimmy Reed, Little Walter, Sonny Boy II, Billy Boy Arnold, George Harmonica Smith, and William Clark?

  • Michael Fell and his So Called Friends - Rick Beall 4/05/04
    Ready for some great harp, ready for a vibrato like a purring tyrannosaurus?

  • Chas plays ... Chas - Rick Beall 3/27/04
    In a whispery voice over pop arrangements skewered by slide guitar Chas tells us about his world.

  • Black Mountain Harmonica by Tony Eyers - Rick Beall 3/07/04
    Fiddle Tunes straight out of the Baroque played blisteringly fast and featuring beautiful two part harmonica arrangements.

  • Pace Yourself by P. T. Gazell - Rick Beall 2/21/04
    If you have ever been to the Smokies and driven the old roads, the old switchbacks, then you have a feel for stylistically how this album felt to me as it took me to bluegrass.

  • Otto Becker in SMORP - Rick Beall 10/01/03
    Are you ready for industrial, post-punk harmonica?

  • Up All Night by Dennis Gruenling - Rick Beall 8/30/03
    Harmonica riffs like molten gold poured into every song recreate and extend George "Harmonica" Smith, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Little Walter in new ways.

  • Blues Approved by Schmidt and Scott - Rick Beall 8/26/03
    The harp returns with all the subtlety of a burgler making a mistep in your attic and ending up in your living room. Could a harp player ask for more?

  • The Nashville Sessions - Rick Beall 8/24/03
    With nine guitars, two harmonicas, and one hammond organ, this CD by the Blues All Stars is better than cornbread with the butter built in.

  • Pete Schmidt and "The Ultimate Blues Jam Vol 2" - Rick Beall 8/02/03
    You can practice to this CD, and also learn how to "call the tune" at a jam.

  • Richard Hunter --The Second Act of Free Being - Rick Beall 6/30/03
    Master of the American Vernacular, Richard Hunter creates Pocket Masterpieces which would be well recieved in any concert hall or any carefully staked out corner in the US.

  • Mitch Weiss --Blue Mitchell - Rick Beall 6/30/03
    How would you describe a song where Beethoven goes out drinking with Little Walter?

  • Michael Peloquin -- House of Cards - Rick Beall 6/28/03
    There is a horn blast, then the harp plays a riff with a tone as thick as a tree trunk. The guitar plays like lightening in the sky. You can't argue with a guy who mixes horns and harp!

  • Carlos del Junco --Just Your Fool - Rick Beall 6/28/03
    A syncopated Seance with Little Walter, Robert Johnson, Howling Wolf, ... and all I can say is, And So Much More

  • Gary Primich --Company Man - Rick Beall 5/18/03
    If you want to get the idea of the fluency and clean articulation to which the harmonica is possible, listen to Gary Primich.

  • Jason Ricci and New Blood --Feel Good Funk - Rick Beall 5/18/03
    Diatonic harp playing that feels like it has no limits --How does he do that?

  • Alibi --Drowning in the Mainstream - Rick Beall 5/17/03
    From the frozen land where in the winter they drive around in Lunar Vehicles and in the summer they catch fish the size of your first love, comes an album featuring Bill Gausman on harp.

    Bluesharp News

  • Lessons Learned in Pursuit of Harp Tone - Dean Williams 11/08/05
    Recollections of a gear head as he slowly learns where real tone comes from

  • Delta Bound - Brett Peruzzi 10/18/05
    A Traveler's Guide to the Land Where Blues Began

  • Put Your Harp Music on the Web - Rick Beall 2/28/04
    With the breakup of MP3.com late last year, there has been an explosion of small sites vying for the attention of musicians

  • Great New Blues Radio Station on Internet - Rick Beall 11/25/03
    Streaming from Taiwan, 'The Blues Power Hour' includes blues music, history, and anecdotes

  • New "Bluesville" Chat Room - Rick Beall 9/09/03
    Guest Artist Chats, CD's to listen to, prizes for knowing blues trivia --it sounds like heaven to me!

  • The famous JT-30 Harp Mic - Rick Beall 9/09/03
    Barbecue Bob was originally "hipped" to JT-30s by none other that Big Walter, and now Barbecue Bob can "hip" you too!

  • Book Review of "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing the Harmonica" - Rick Beall 7/23/02
    This book should give the beginner the skills necessary to play diatonic harmonica with authority, and give him the musical skills and concepts necessary to play with other musicians as an equal.

  • Book Review of Jon Gindick's "Rock n' Blues Harmonica" - Rick Beall 7/23/02
    Books fulfill different functions. Some are great references, some are great at teaching you what I call "an alien concept". This book is great at teaching you that "alien concept". And wait until you hear about the CD!

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