How to Play the Harmonica

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Harmonica player Matt Bradshaw discusses the basics of harmonica playing.

    Matt Bradshaw: Hi, my name is Matt Bradshaw, and I am a musician in the Washington DC area, and I'm going to teach you how to play Harmonica.

    I'm going to talk about what type of harmonica to buy? Where to buy? I'm going to talk to you about breathing techniques, I'm going to talk about harmonica transcriptions, then I'll talk a little bit about bending notes on the harmonica, and then I would like to talk about the 0:00:35 harmonica and at last I'll show you how to clean and maintain your harmonica.

    All you'll need for this is a harmonica, and in the next clip I'll show you what kind to get and where to get them.

    Before we get started I would like to tell you little bit about myself. I have a Degree in Music, from the University of Mary, Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and I've been playing in bands in the DC area for about eight years, and I currently play in two groups called Junk Science and Tereu Tereu.

    Now let's get started on learning to play the harmonica.