Hi, my name is Jimmy. I am helping Erik (aka, Mudcat) to fix his site, and get everything back online and running.
Over the next few weeks, you will be seeing a lot of changes to the site. Right now, I am restoring the archives. Fixing broken links, bad videos, and so on. There will be a full redesign of the site, optimized for mobile devices. I am also going over old comments, getting ideas for new posts, videos and so on. Look forward to a new video in the next week or so.
We are planning a lot of new content. Expanding our social media reach. Even a NEW 30 Day Harmonica Challenge in the planning stages.
We appreciate the visits, and we are excited at restarting a great project.
When I tell people I play the harmonica, they are quite often astounded that I play such a “Hard” Instrument. So lets talk about myths about Harmonica Difficulty. Harmonica Difficulty I know this is going to sound like a player … Continue reading →
I’ve been hitting more jams recently, thanks to my friend, the awesome photographer Rick Moore. I meant to post this a few weeks ago but with all the busy in my life I haven’t had a chance. Well in order … Continue reading →
I met Bill Johnston On Sunday February 28th at the KNON blues Show at The Pearl in downtown Dallas. He was opening for Johnnie Red and The Roosters. It was a benefit to support KNON a nonprofit radio station in Dallas and the best place to hear blues on a regular basis. I’m working on a post about the benefit and I have an Interview with Johnnie Red on the way as well. If you want to hear what Bill Johnston sounds like, there is a link to his Myspace and his band “The Tu-Tones” at the bottom of the article.
Bill Played with Aarron Burton That Sunday Evening. They played some Old style southern blues. They amplified but didn’t distort much if at all. Aarron played some side, did some finger picking and played an acoustic and a Resonator. (I’m thinking about picking up a Resonator). I’m starting to call it restoration blues because it really digs into the roots of Delta blues. It was a great show.
Bill took a few minutes out to talk to me about playing Blues Harmonica. Enjoy the video.
Who knows how you got to this Harmonica Notes post. Maybe it was Santa. Do you have a harmonica player in your life (including you) who you absolutely MUST get a gift for, but you don’t have a bunch to … Continue reading →
Hey, this is Erik here at Harmonica Notes, I have a tutorial here for you on how to make backup tracks using Magic Garageband in Garageband 09. It’s a great way to have custom backup music for practicing on your … Continue reading →
Harmonica Notes wants to hear your story. I have a story about how I decided to learn harmonica. I was a teen when I first picked up a harmonica but that didn’t last long. It didn’t last a day. I … Continue reading →
I haven’t written anything technical in quite a while. I really don’t much like writing technical stuff but it is useful. I’m going to talk about cleaning your harmonica today. I meant to do this 8 months ago because of … Continue reading →
What do I mean by play what works, practice what doesn’t? I said I was practicing with a friend, working on a few songs for a battle of the bands. I really enjoyed the time.It was a failure though. We … Continue reading →