Hi there, and welcome to my harmonica video clips page.
Here, you will find some of my improvisations, exercises that I practice myself and have my students practice, ideas about how to play the harmonica, and everything else I want to show you. I think everybody can get some benefit from watching other people play.
Everything you’ll see on this page is something you’re able to learn if you follow my harmonica school courses or study with me.
For each video, you will find the description, the harmonica key used, and the position in which I played. I hope you can take inspiration from what you see in these clips and add something to your harmonica playing skills. Enjoy!
One of the nicest things you can do on the harmonica is improvising train sounds. Here, I play a chugging pattern for the cruise phase and add some other sound effects like the steam and brake noises. The harmonica I used is in G key, in second position.
This is a B minor track, where I improvise using the third position on an A harmonica. The slow rhythm is perfect for this kind of melodic soul music. Third position is also perfect for minor playing – it takes some bending skills, especially on the low side of the harmonica, but it’s worth it!
This is an improvisation on a classic E blues shuffle. The harmonica used is in the A key, and everything is played with the tongue blocking technique – the one I adopted for everything I play and teach to my students.
If you like to play minor songs, fifth position is perfect. In this video, you can listen to a song I composed for my fifth position harmonica course at my online school. I think you’ll love this melodic feeling. The harmonica used is in C key and the track is in E minor.
In this video, I play a fast boogie I studied years ago with Steve Baker. The F harmonica has a high pitch that really screams on the quick musical sentences this track contains. Playing this song is quite a challenge!
In this video, I play a solo harmonica part with the tongue blocking technique. Bending is mandatory here, as are slaps and pulls. I play a G harmonica in second position.
If you want to learn to play the blues, you should work on getting perfect bending with the first harmonica holes. With this powerful exercise, I have my students refine their bending skills. I use an A harmonica and play in second position.
This is an improvisation I made one Sunday morning. It’s played on a C harmonica in second position. The fresh taste of this track always raises my spirits when I listen to it. Fast phrasing and rhythmic playing is what characterizes this improvised song.
I love improvising on this fast gypsy guitar rhythm. The harmonica is in C key and I perform in second position.
This is a cool B minor improvisation in third position on an A harmonica. The slow rhythm is perfect to play octaves that provide a heavier tone. I suggest watching the entire video here!
This is a really melancholic improvisation that showcases all the power of the third position for minor playing. I think this is one of the tracks I love the most. The harmonica is in A key.
In this clip, I play a G harmonica in second position, showing some bending on the first harmonica holes and adding the wah-wah effect.
This is another improvisation on a nice soul track. I use a C harmonica and perform in second position. You’ll watch me playing octaves, bending, and other tongue blocking articulations.