Harmonica Lessons

Here are some free harmonica lessons from my Harmonica Academy teaching site.

If you've never held a harmonica before, then here is your first harmonica lesson. Try it, you will be playing within 5 minutes

We teach you a simple harmonica tab in one of the later lessons.

Then we teach your first harmonica tune. The tune continues with this harmonica lesson.

Then move to your first blues harmonica lesson. An intermediate blues harmonica lesson is here.

We teach you how to bend notes and build strong blues solos. We then teach advanced blues techniques.

For experienced players try this lesson on the blues scale, and this one on 3rd position blues.

Most of the music one this site features traditional bluegrass and Irish tunes, rather than blues. Different techniques are needed for this music. To develop these techniques, the Harmonica Academy lessons provide exercises, which experienced players may find challenging ot begin with. Try the 1st position harmonica exercises in this lesson. Then, to build speed, try the faster harmonica exercises in this lesson.

The insights gained through recording can improve your playing dramatically. If you have not yet tried recording, look at this page which describes Audacity, an excellent free computer based recording package.

Putting Harmonica Academy together taught me an enormous amount. The course should be useful to any wishing to know more about the harmonica. Join the Harmonica Academy community, and share your experience with us.

Look at the harmonica course at a glance page for more details.