Play Harmonica like the Greats!

Hello Harmonica Lovers!

I’m going to be talking about how to play harmonica like the greats like the title says. To play harmonica like a great harmonica player it takes time, patience and proper instructions to become a great harmonica player.

Every great harmonica player had to start from the beginning just like someone starting out to learn to play the harmonica for the first time. I wrote an earlier post on that subject that you can check out here>Learn Harmonica!

A lot of the earlier great harmonica players from the past didn’t have access to all the great harmonica teaching like they have now because of technology and the internet. Most of the harmonica players back then just learned from trial and error and imitating sounds that they heard on the radio.

Little Walter probably learned to play the harmonica by listening to vinyl records and imitating the other instruments that he heard on the record. Little Walter played a Hohner Marine Band Original 1896 Classic because that is what was available back then in the 1800’s.

Here’s an example of the harmonica he played back then click on the image for pricing! 

Today you can learn to play like the great harmonica players of the past and present by online instructions from professional harmonica instructor’s that can teach you the proper way to learn the harmonica,

You can also go online a bring up videos of great harmonica players and watch and play along with them. But of course to do this you would at least need to know the basics of playing the harmonica which I gave you in a link above in a highlighted text “learn harmonica”.

Here’s a video of Little Walter that you can watch and play to if you have the skills to.


This is one of Little Walter’s most famous songs “Juke”

Have you ever hear a great harmonica player?

Have you ever heard of Little Walter?

Have you ever played a Hohner Marine Band Original 1896?

What kind of harmonica do you play?

I would love to get your feedback on this please leave any comments or questions below and I will reply as soon as possible.

Thank you for visiting my website please come back in the future as I’m always adding  new and exciting content!

Have a blessed day!


4 thoughts on “Play Harmonica like the Greats!

  1. Hey Larry, thx for your article. Every time I hear the Harmonica it reminds me of my grandfather, because he used to play it very well. I had one on my own when I were very young, but I never learnt how to play it right. It was just fun to blow into it and make any sounds. Maybe I will start to learn the basics.

    1. Hi sevonroad, Thanks for reading my article that’s really cool that your grandfather played the harmonica. It’s an instrument that a lot of people pick up because it’s so small and people think it’s easy to play with technology now it is faster an a little easier but still takes practice and time but worth it. You mentioned you might like to learn the basic of playing a harmonica here’s a post I did earlier that gives you that information and a instructional video check it our here>Learn Harmonica!

      I hope that helps you out and if you ever need anything please ask me.

      Please come back in the future and check out my website as I’m always adding new and exciting content!

      Have a blessed day!


  2. I do enjoy playing my harmonica, I am a beginner just learned a few things online to get started playing but it does relax me when I play in the evening before going to bed much better than taking a sleeping pill.

    I can play the single notes well enough, but anything more I am still working on. Its been a while since I played and I might be rusty, I can’t get those cool sounds the professionals get from their harmonica it just does not work for me right now

    1. Hi Jeffrey, Thanks for visiting my website and your kind comments. That’s really cool that you play harmonica before you go to bed to sooth you. I might have to try that myself. As far as you not being able to make those cool sounds on the harmonica like you hear other players do all that takes is the proper instructions and just a little practice. See if this link to one of my articles can help you out Learn Harmonica!

      What kind of harmonica do you own and in what key?

      Please come back in the future and visit my website again as I’m always adding new and exciting content!

      Have a blessed day!


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