The "Harmonica" is a popular, portable wind instrument that produces sound by blowing across a set of vibrating reeds.
The articles provided here are:
- The Harmonica - WIKIPEDIA - an article describing the instrument.
- Different Types of Diatonic Harmonicas - This article also shows the different arrangements of holes for various harmonicas.
- Richter Tuned Harmonica - WIKIPEDIA - an article describing the "10-hole" or "blues" type of harmonica.
- Harmonica Techniques - WIKIPEDIA - an article describing "bending" and other methods for producing additional tones with the "blues" harmonica.
- Chromatic Harmonica - WIKIPEDIA - an article describing the a type of harmonica capable of producing the 12 tones of the Western chromatic scale.
- Tremolo Harmonica - WIKIPEDIA - an article describing a type of harmonica that uses 2 reeds to create a "vibrato" or wavering effect, in the tones that it produces.
- How to Play the Tremolo Harmonica - an article with instructions for playing the Tremolo Harmonica.
- Fairly Frequently Asked Questions - a link to another site with answers to many questions, most that we would probably never know enough to ask, but also ones that will be familiar or intriguing to most. There are also links to other sites with useful information.
- WIKIHOW - Instructions for choosing, playing and caring for the Harmonica
- Free-Reed Aerophones - WIKIPEDIA - An article about how these instruments, such as the Harmonica, produce sounds
- Harmonica Songs - This site gives "tabs" for playing hundreds of songs on the C-scale Diatonic harmonica.
(A "tab" is an instruction sheet that gives simple "Hole #" and "Blow/Draw" instructions for each note in the song.)
- More Harmonica Songs - This site also gives "tabs" for playing songs on various type harmonicas, including diatonic, chromatic, tremolo and "tuned octave". (Alphabetic List by song, this may take a while to build)
Click HERE for links to some personal favorites for practice.