#LearningProject2014 Final Video
Over the past few months I have continued my development of learning how to playing the harmonica. During that time I searched for online resources to help me learn how to play. Below are some of the pages I found that were the most beneficial to my learning:
1. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Play-The-Harmonica/?ALLSTEPS – Of the 15 tips on this site, I found Step 5 really helpful to me as it includes beginner songs I could practice playing the harmonica.
2. http://www.harmonicaclub.com/common/note_bending_for_harmonica.htm – Note bending was something that I had a hard time understanding what to do. This site has great pictures that helped me comprehend note bending along with having audio tracks that I used to hear what note bending should sound like.
3. http://www.bluestips.com/?page_id=141 – This site features many instructional videos for beginners. While all of these videos were helpful to me, there was one that was the most important to my learning. The first video on the page describes how to position the harmonica in your mouth. I didn’t really know how to position the harmonica when I first started playing the it, but after watching this video I tried practicing songs with it positioned like this and I found a dramatic improvement. By positioning the harmonica like this, I was able to play crisp, single notes.
4. http://www.harptabs.com/ – This site is an online community where harmonica players post tabs of famous songs of multiple genres. From this site I was able to find songs that I could try to play on the harmonica in order to develop my skills.
In my final video, I play the same harmonica piece as I do in my first video as an attempt to hear the progress I have made while developing my skills. Please watch it below and share your thoughts!