Not Necessarily the Blues Harp - Harmonica Tunes, Chugs, and Riffs from Around the World
by Paul Herzoff

In this workshop I offer an overview of folk harmonica styles and suggest reasons why it's a good thing to learn to play. Samples of various styles are presented with live accompaniment or with exemplary recordings. Those who have come to play are encouraged to play along or to show off their specialties. Some introductory material is presented but this won't be an all-out beginning class. It's more of a pep talk and (hopefully) inspirational demonstration of the fun one can have with the world's most widespread and popular musical instrument. It's a chance for those interested in the instrument to gather, and it's also a chance for me to spread the word of the harmonica's versatility and ubiquity . keys to its acceptance in many musical traditions. Blues harp is a glorious institution, but it's only a small portion of the world culture of Harmonica. Bring a "C" harp and we'll explore that wider world.


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