Is Christmas just around the corner? Would you like to impress friends and family with your harmonica playing over Christmas Eve dinner or lunch on December 25th? You’ve come across the page for you! You will learn to play not only Silent Night, Jingle Bells, and Tu Scendi Dalle Stelle on the harmonica, but also much more!
In this collection, I present twelve of the most famous and well-liked Christmas songs to play with this little 10-hole instrument. These are some that many of us have known some since childhood, and that will bring back to you and those who listen to you play many memories. There’s nothing more exciting than watching the snow come down from the window, surrounded by our loved ones and sipping a drink after the Christmas banquet. Add the wonderful tunes of these songs and the picture will be really complete. You’re going to learn and play on harmonica songs by East 17, Mariah Carey, Willie Nelson, Bruce Springsteen, The Jackson Five, and many others!
For each song in this collection, you'll find the tabs, audio clip, and backing track for your practice. I have personally performed all of them, on a C harmonica, and played them in a freer way, deciding for each of them how much to stick to the original melodies. In some cases, you’ll find variations of the main theme as well as some improvisation. The purpose of this page is to give you some great ideas about how to play any song you like, whether it’s a harmonica song or one that doesn’t involve harmonica, but that you want to use to reproduce the vocals or any other instrument.
If you want to become a great harmonica player, my online school can help you unleash your potential!
HOW TO READ THE TABS
One plus symbol means to blow the harmonica hole.
An apostrophe means to bend the note of a half-tone.
A double apostrophe means to bend the note of a whole-tone.
A triple apostrophe means to bend the note of three steps.
A dot before the notes means to use tongue blocking articulations.
^ means playing the note with a ‘dip’ bending.
r before a note means reaching that note with a glissando effect.
sh means ‘Shake playing’ or ‘Warble.’
ft means the ’Flutter tongue’ technique.
P means ‘Pull technique.’
V means ‘Vibrato effect.’
wa means ‘Wah-Wah Effect.’
HARMONICA SONG INDEX