for on-line harmonica retailers)
No point re-inventing the wheel.
These links will get you to
(or point you to) the best
harp stuff the WWW has to offer...
Just what it says--pretty much all of the best.
Colonel* Fuhrman's Personal Page
A terrific Vancouver player with
years of ace reputation.
He was real good (and good to
me) when I was just a kid trying to learn.
The BluesHarp Page
John (The Colonel) has put together a great harmonica
with some unique links to interviews &
This site by "G" has terrific original articles on all sorts of
techniques, amplification...lotsa stuff--and "G" is
good writer, too. Top job!
*Tank* Doucette's New Homepage
Sherman is a very nice guy, and a
This is Sherman's
on-line harp museum
Diatonic Harmonica Reference
top-notch and comprehensive resource for diatonic harps.
Chromatic Harmonica Reference
top-notch and comprehensive
resource for chromatic harps.
Excellent resource including plans for building
(inexpensive but good) blues harmonica
Still another great
harp page. Links to online harp radio and much, much more.
Richard Hunter's Harmonica
Roam around this site for great articles on all sorts of
aspects of playing.
A goldmine--especially for new players wanting to
learn a lot fast!
Not a site,
exactly--but a place to join a wonderful community of
players online--amateurs to very solid pros.
By the way, the Harp-l
archives are available at this location.
great online community of harp players.
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.
just a very
very cool idea. get involved :-)
(me in the Family
Jon Gindick's Site
Jon's books and
other lesson material are classics--I am very sure that literally
thousands of good players got started with Jon's stuff--and saved valuable
time with his materials compared to trying to figure it out all alone.
He's entertaining & so is his lesson material.
Blues and Celtic
Harmonica Page by Glenn Weiser
a large (and very good) harmonica
site with free tab, info on Glenn's books,
Krampert, author of the Encyclopedia of the Harmonica put this
Check for a terrific Harp History and more.
Henry Chung's Blues Harp
Henry plays in Washington DC and his site is cool.
Especially useful are the references to lesser known but good players, and
a link to Jimmy Chan's "Best Chinese page about harping and bending the
blues" in Chinese.
TenHole.com by Tinus
There are a few things I like about this site:
author knows his stuff, Two: he understands his readers have
Three: the site is comprehensive about an only
apparently narrow subject, and
Four: this might be the
Internet's best site to learn about
diatonic harp overblows,
overbends, & chromaticism.
one of the scariest players in the province, a class act as a person and a
constant source of inspiration for me, is Quadra Island's JOHN
I wish we lived lived closer to each
other. He doesn't gig much so you probably won't hear him--and it's
a damn shame.
Please allow me a
couple of non-harp links:
Summit School of
Guitar Building & Repair
great instructors, great guitars and great friends. Check the site
if you're looking for top-quality instruction in what can only be
called a world-class natural environment.
What can I say
about Sam. Check his site
and his music--he's a sensational blues player, a gentleman and a
gifted band leader. Hope that you're lucky enough to work with a
groove-meister like this guy. And, man--does he know his blues
Rodrigo is a
consummate guitarist...a consummate all-around musician. Bright,
skilled and very gifted, Rodrigo writes, arranges and plays music
that is alternately intensely rhythmic or hauntingly melodic. Treat
yourself to a visit to his
site, and check the mp3 downloads that only hint at what you
have in store when you buy his albums.
John Cenname (medicine): I'd love
to hear from you, good friend.
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