Posts Tagged: beautiful harmonica

Mindful Harmonica

“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; On purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn I watch a lot of harmonica videos online where players are trying to copy a song or a style, often quite

Mindful Harmonica

“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; On purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn I watch a lot of harmonica videos online where players are trying to copy a song or a style, often quite

Phil Wiggins Improvs the Blues

Today I had the great pleasure of discovering a blues virtuoso by the name of Phil Wiggins.  Man, this guy really makes my toes tap!  The way he slides around those blues licks and sets melodies free from his cupped

Phil Wiggins Improvs the Blues

Today I had the great pleasure of discovering a blues virtuoso by the name of Phil Wiggins.  Man, this guy really makes my toes tap!  The way he slides around those blues licks and sets melodies free from his cupped

Daddy’s Got the Blues

I found this song through my harmonica friends over at Reddit.  (Never been there?  Go check it out!  Those guys post some great harmonica links.)  Daddy’s Got the Blues is a track off the Final Fantasy XIII soundtrack.  I’m increasingly

Daddy’s Got the Blues

I found this song through my harmonica friends over at Reddit.  (Never been there?  Go check it out!  Those guys post some great harmonica links.)  Daddy’s Got the Blues is a track off the Final Fantasy XIII soundtrack.  I’m increasingly

Howard Levy Channeled Through a Puppet

Today I came across an exhilarating piece by harmonica master, Howard Levy… sort of.  The video, actually, is a puppet named Scat Dog “covering” one of Levy’s performances on Garrison Keillor’s radio show, A Prairie Home Companion.  (If anyone knows

Howard Levy Channeled Through a Puppet

Today I came across an exhilarating piece by harmonica master, Howard Levy… sort of.  The video, actually, is a puppet named Scat Dog “covering” one of Levy’s performances on Garrison Keillor’s radio show, A Prairie Home Companion.  (If anyone knows

Friday Night in the Subway

As many of my Friday nights go, I spent last night down on the subway platform at Main Station enjoying the beautiful acoustics.  Though I played for a good hour, I only recorded for about 10 minutes.  And of that

Friday Night in the Subway

As many of my Friday nights go, I spent last night down on the subway platform at Main Station enjoying the beautiful acoustics.  Though I played for a good hour, I only recorded for about 10 minutes.  And of that

God Bless Buddy Greene

Buddy Greene was my inspiration to learn and play classical music on a diatonic harmonica.  His style is so fluid and beautiful.  His trills are perfectly placed and he selectively allows second notes to float in for the perfect chords

God Bless Buddy Greene

Buddy Greene was my inspiration to learn and play classical music on a diatonic harmonica.  His style is so fluid and beautiful.  His trills are perfectly placed and he selectively allows second notes to float in for the perfect chords

Music for a Blue Train

Today I had the great pleasure of discovering one of the most inspiring and talented harp players I’ve come across yet. He went by the name of Bad News Brown.  A rapper and harmonica player, Bad News Brown would freestyle

Music for a Blue Train

Today I had the great pleasure of discovering one of the most inspiring and talented harp players I’ve come across yet. He went by the name of Bad News Brown.  A rapper and harmonica player, Bad News Brown would freestyle

A Harmonic Minor Subway Jam

I haven’t recorded a video in what seems like ages, so I took a camera with me down to my new favorite spot to play. The subway platforms in Toronto give such beautiful acoustics! Take a camera out and record

A Harmonic Minor Subway Jam

I haven’t recorded a video in what seems like ages, so I took a camera with me down to my new favorite spot to play. The subway platforms in Toronto give such beautiful acoustics! Take a camera out and record

Juzzie Smith plays Bluesberry Jam

This is a video of Australian one-manband, Juzzie Smith.  I love this guy.  His tone is so rugged and edgy and he mixes it beautifully with whatever else he happens to be playing at the time to make a sweet,

Juzzie Smith plays Bluesberry Jam

This is a video of Australian one-manband, Juzzie Smith.  I love this guy.  His tone is so rugged and edgy and he mixes it beautifully with whatever else he happens to be playing at the time to make a sweet,

After a harmonica walk…

I started playing Christmas carols tonight.  It was cold and felt right.  I’ve been doing this every year for the past three and it has been an absolute blast!  Ever gone caroling with your harmonica?  You should!  The songs are

After a harmonica walk…

I started playing Christmas carols tonight.  It was cold and felt right.  I’ve been doing this every year for the past three and it has been an absolute blast!  Ever gone caroling with your harmonica?  You should!  The songs are

On evening harmonica walks…

Tonight I went on a walk with my harmonica and played one of the most beautiful pieces of music I’ve yet played.  I made it all up as I went along.  There is no recording… what I created was released

On evening harmonica walks…

Tonight I went on a walk with my harmonica and played one of the most beautiful pieces of music I’ve yet played.  I made it all up as I went along.  There is no recording… what I created was released