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Howard Levy Harmonica Lessons

  • Basic Harmonica
  • Intermediate Harmonica
  • Advanced Harmonica
  • Virtuoso Harmonica
  • Blues
  • Jazz
  • Indian/Middle Eastern/Eastern European
  • Folk/Irish/Bluegrass
  • Latin/Brasilian
  • Rock/Pop
  • Classical

Basic Harmonica

  • Welcome to Basic
  • Meet the Harmonica
  • Tongue Blocking
  • Hand Position
  • Names of Notes
  • Playing the C Major Scale in the 2nd Octave
  • Intimate Instrument
  • Smooth Breathing
  • Scale Exercises
  • "Row Row Row Your Boat"
  • "Ode to Joy"- Beethoven
  • "On Top of Old Smoky"
  • Tempered, Just Intonation and Compromise Tunings
  • "Oh! Susanna"
  • More Tongue Tricks
  • 2nd Position Cross Harp: Beginning Blues Licks and Vamping
  • 2nd Position Cross Harp: Chordal Vamping
  • 2nd Position Cross Harp: The 12-Bar Blues Progression
  • 2nd Position Cross Harp: The Warble
  • 2nd Position Cross Harp: Blues Licks
  • 2nd Position Cross Harp: "John Hardy" and Triple Tonguing
  • 3rd Position Basic: Dorian Mode and "Scarborough Fair"
  • 3rd Position Basic: Dorian Mode Scales and Exercises
  • 3rd Position Basic: Min Pentatonic Scale, Min 6th Chord, Chromatic Harp
  • 3rd Position Basic: "The Star of the County Down"
  • 4th Position C Harp: Introduction
  • 4th Position C Harp: "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"; G Harp Intro
  • 4th Position C Harp: Minor Pentatonic Scale
  • 4th Position C Harp: "Summertime"
  • 4th Position C Harp: Chords and Melody
  • 4th Position C Harp: Spanish Music
  • 5th Position Drone Box
  • 5th Position: Minor Blues Licks, Minor Pentatonic Scale & Middle Eastern Music
  • 6th Position Basic
  • 12th Position Basic: Introduction
  • 12th Position Basic: Lydian Mode with Drone Box
  • 12th Position Basic: "Amazing Grace"
  • 12th Position Basic: Chordal Playing
  • 12th Position Basic: "Dvorak New World Symphony"
  • 12th Position Basic: Conclusion
  • Daily Practice Routine
  • "On Broadway"
  • "O Danny Boy"
  • "Hey Jude"
  • "Fisher's Hornpipe"
  • "Brahms Lullabye"
  • "Wildwood Flower"
  • "Freight Train"
  • "You've Got a Friend"
  • New Scale Exercise
  • "Blowin' In The Wind"
  • "Mr. Bojangles" C Harp
  • "Mr. Bojangles" G Harp
  • "It Don't Mean A Thing" on F Harp
  • "Whiter Shade of Pale"
  • "House of the Rising Sun" G Harp
  • "House of the Rising Sun" C Harp
  • "Bonanza" - G Harp
  • 3 Against 2
  • Other Student Submitted Tunes (Basic)

Intermediate Harmonica

  • Bend Simply: Introduction
  • Bend Simply: 1st Hole Draw
  • Bend Simply: 4th Hole Draw
  • Bend Simply: Blues Licks
  • Bend Simply: 6th Hole Draw
  • Bend Simply: 2nd Hole Draw
  • Bend Simply: Notating Bends
  • Bend Simply: 3rd Hole Draw
  • Bend Simply: Vibrations and Advice
  • 8-9-10 Blow: Introduction
  • 8-9-10 Blow: Bending 8 Blow
  • 8-9-10 Blow: Bending 9 Blow, 1st Position Blues
  • 8-9-10 Blow: Bending 10 Blow on C and G Harps
  • 8-9-10 Blow: Difference Tones
  • 8-9-10 Blow: Bending 7 (a little)
  • 8-9-10 Blow: 1st Position Blues Licks
  • Major Scales and Exercises: The First Octave
  • Major Scales and Exercises: "The Star Spangled Banner"
  • Major Scales and Exercises: 3 Octave Major Scale & All the Notes So Far
  • Notes on the Harmonica
  • Throat Tremolo
  • Bend and Unbend Vibrato
  • Blues Vamps
  • Pentatonic Scale: "Old Joe Clark" and "Black Jack Davey"
  • Pentatonic Scale: Exercises and Licks
  • 12-Bar Blues
  • Using a Microphone and Amplifier
  • First Position Melodies
  • First Position Blues
  • "Irish Washer Woman"
  • "Minuet In G"
  • First Position Jazz: The 2-5-1 Progression
  • 3rd Position Intermediate: "Star of the County Down"
  • 3rd Position Intermediate: Exercises and Minor Blues
  • 3rd Position Intermediate: Minor Pentatonic Scale
  • 3rd Position Intermediate: 3rd Position Blues in G on an F Harp
  • 3rd Position Intermediate: Use 3 Harps for G Blues
  • "Summertime" in 3rd Position
  • Latin Music: 3rd Position Montunos
  • Jazz Tune In 3rd Position: C Minor on B Flat Harp
  • Jazz Tune In 3rd Position: "Softly As In a Morning Sunrise"
  • 4th Position Aeolian: Scales and Exercises
  • 4th Position Aeolian: "The Rights of Man" and the A Minor Arpeggio
  • 4th Position Aeolian: A Minor Blues
  • 4th Position Aeolian: E Minor on a G Harp
  • 4th Position Harmonic Minor: "Softly as in a Morning Sunrise"
  • "Summertime" in 4th Position
  • "Hava Nagilah" on a G Harp (Intermediate)
  • 5th Position: Scales and Patterns
  • 5th Position: Middle Eastern Microtonal Bent Notes
  • 5th Position: Blues in 5th Position
  • "Summertime" in 5th Position
  • 6th Position Intermediate
  • 12th Position Intermediate: Finding the Right Harp
  • 12th Position Intermediate: Blues in 12th Position
  • 12th Position Intermediate: "Swing Low Sweet Chariot" & "Amazing Grace"
  • 12th Position Intermediate: Jazz in 12th Position
  • 12th Position Intermediate: "Rhythm Changes"
  • 12th Position Intermediate: Cup Playing on a G Harp
  • Adjacent Notes Exercise 1: Holes 1 and 2
  • Adjacent Notes Exercise 2: Holes 2 and 3
  • Adjacent Notes Exercise 3: Holes 2 and 3
  • Adjacent Notes Exercise 4: Holes 2, 3 & 4
  • Adjacent Notes Exercise 5: Holes 3 and 4
  • Adjacent Notes Exercise 6: D Flat Major Arpeggio
  • Adjacent Notes Exercise 7: Holes 5, 6 & 7
  • Adjacent Notes Exercise 8: Blow Bends
  • Adjacent Notes Exercise 9: More Blow Bends
  • Finding The Right Harp
  • Tongue Block Bends
  • Tone, The Overtone Series, Talking Through the Harp
  • Sound Effects
  • "Bach Flute Sonata in E Minor, 1st Mvt": G Harp
  • "Bouree in E Minor" by Bach: D Harp
  • Modal Improvising: E Minor Phrygian
  • D Minor 3rd Position Blues
  • Playing in Seven
  • "Slow Dm Cross Harp Blues"
  • "Salty Dog"
  • "Sittin' on Top of The World"
  • "D Minor Latin Blues"
  • "Mystery Train"
  • "Sweet Georgia Brown"
  • "And I Love Her" (Intermediate)
  • "On Broadway"
  • "Norwegian Wood"
  • "Wildwood Flower"
  • "Little Wing"
  • "Moon River"
  • "Sunshine of your Love"
  • "3rd Hole Jump Blues"
  • "Boogie Woogie Blues in D"
  • "One-Chord Blues in E"
  • "Rocky Top"
  • "Irish Washer Woman" Part 2: Triple Tonguing
  • 5th Position Part 5 Call For Videos
  • "Lay Lady Lay" A and D Harp
  • "Lay Lady Lay" A Harp
  • "Lay Lady Lay" D Harp
  • "On the Road Again" A Harp
  • "All of Me" on C Harp
  • "All of Me" G Harp
  • "Will The Circle be Unbroken"
  • Andy Griffith: G and C Harp
  • "Hejaz Kar"
  • Vamping Improvisation
  • "Bartok Rumanian Dance #2"
  • "Born in Chicago"
  • "Life in Eleven"
  • "Moanin"
  • "Silent Night"
  • "Offbeat Blues"
  • "Mr. PC"
  • "Bo Diddley"
  • "Walking Blues"
  • "Foggy Mountain Breakdown"
  • "Sunny"
  • "Highland Laddie"
  • "My Girl" (MP3 only)
  • "Pajdusko Oro" (MP3 only)
  • "Sugar"
  • "Bags' Groove"
  • G Dorian Blues
  • Playing in 7/8
  • "Corina, Corina" (Intermediate)
  • "Yerakina"
  • Accompanying An Acoustic Guitar
  • Other Student Submitted Tunes (Intermediate)

Advanced Harmonica

  • "Ave Maria" - Bach/Gounod: G Harp
  • "Bach Bouree" on a D Harp
  • "Bach Bouree" on a G Harp
  • Advanced Tongue Blocking: "Beethoven Violin Concerto"
  • Advanced Tongue Blocking: "Jesu Joy" -Bach
  • Advanced Tongue Blocking: "Levy Harmonica Concerto" 2nd Mvt
  • Advanced Tongue Blocking: "Ode to Joy" -Beethoven
  • Advanced Tongue Blocking: Scale in Octaves
  • Double Note Bends
  • Overblows: Getting Started
  • 6th Hole Overblows
  • 5th Hole Overblows
  • 4th Hole Overblows
  • 1st Hole Overblows
  • 7 Overdraw
  • 9 Overdraw
  • 10 Overdraw, Blues Licks, Chromatic Scale
  • Adjusting Reed Clearances
  • "Badinerie"- Bach
  • "Sleepers Awake" Chorale- Bach: Low E Flat Harp
  • Transposing: "Mary Had a Little Lamb" in C, G, D, and A
  • Transposing: "Mary Had a Little Lamb" in E and B
  • Transposing: "Mary Had a Little Lamb" in F
  • Transposing: B Flat
  • Transposing: E Flat
  • Transposing: A Flat
  • Transposing: C Sharp and D Flat
  • Transposing: F Sharp and G Flat
  • Bending in Tune: "Manhã de Carnival" on B Flat Harp
  • Bending in Tune: "Manhã de Carnival" on G Harp
  • "Hava Nagilah" on G Harp and B Flat Harp (Advanced)
  • "Hava Nagilah" on C Harp (Advanced)
  • "Stormy Monday"
  • Music Notation
  • Major Scales and Key Signatures
  • 2-5-1's and Seventh Chord Arpeggios
  • 2-5-1 Jazz Licks
  • "How High the Moon" on C Harp
  • "How High the Moon" Ornithology: B Flat Harp
  • Transposing "How High the Moon"
  • "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise" on B Flat Harp
  • "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise" on E Flat Harp
  • "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise" on A Flat Harp
  • "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise" on C Harp
  • "Killer Joe" on C Harp
  • "Killer Joe" on G Harp
  • "Killer Joe" on F Harp
  • "Night In Tunisia" Vamp: Altered Scale Runs
  • "Night In Tunisia" on C and F Harps
  • Rhythmic Breathing: 4 Stroke Roll and 3 Stroke Roll
  • Rhythmic Breathing: Double Stroke Roll and Paradiddles
  • Rhythmic Breathing: Ruffs, Harmonic Concerto Passage
  • "D Minor Cross Harp Blues" with Overblows
  • Diminished Scales
  • "Bach Invention #1" Left Hand
  • "Blues in 5/4" by Howard Levy
  • Diminished Scales over II-V-I Chords
  • "Mellow Bird Blues" by Howard Levy
  • "Song for My Father" by Horace Silver
  • "Sweet Georgia Brown"
  • "I Got Rhythm"- Rhythm Changes
  • "And I Love Her" (Advanced)
  • "Wave"
  • "Isn't She Lovely"
  • "The Sinister Minister" by Bela Fleck
  • "My Romance"
  • "Slow Blues with Overblows" Low Register - Key of D on G Harp
  • "Straight, No Chaser"
  • "Jovano Jovanke"
  • "Just the Way You Are"
  • "There Will Never Be Another You"
  • TV Medleys
  • "Bartok Rumanian Dance #1"
  • "Giant Steps" (Advanced)
  • "My Funny Valentine"
  • "Take Five"
  • "Let it Snow"
  • "Take the A Train"
  • "My One and Only Love"
  • "This Masquerade"
  • "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen"
  • "Aguas Quietas"
  • "The Work Song"
  • "Hey Joe"
  • "Samba de Orpheus"
  • Blues in A on C Harp
  • "Corina, Corina" (Advanced)
  • Bossa in A

Virtuoso Harmonica

  • "On Green Dolphin Street" by Bronislaw Kaper
  • "Morning In Rio"- part of a tune by Howard Levy
  • "Stop Time Blues" by Howard Levy
  • "Slow F Sharp Blues" by Howard Levy
  • "The Tri-State Boogie" by Howard Levy
  • "Rhythm Changes" Bb on a C harp
  • "All The Things You Are"
  • Scales in 1/2 Steps
  • "Noites Cariocas"
  • Chromatic Scale Exercise #1
  • Soloing on "Giant Steps"

Blues

  • Meet the Harmonica
  • Tongue Blocking
  • Hand Position
  • Names of Notes
  • Playing the C Major Scale in the 2nd Octave
  • Intimate Instrument
  • Smooth Breathing
  • Scale Exercises
  • Tempered, Just Intonation and Compromise Tunings
  • More Tongue Tricks
  • 2nd Position Cross Harp: Beginning Blues Licks and Vamping
  • 2nd Position Cross Harp: Chordal Vamping
  • 2nd Position Cross Harp: The 12-Bar Blues Progression
  • 2nd Position Cross Harp: The Warble
  • 2nd Position Cross Harp: Blues Licks
  • 2nd Position Cross Harp: "John Hardy" and Triple Tonguing
  • Daily Practice Routine
  • Bend Simply: Introduction
  • Bend Simply: 1st Hole Draw
  • Bend Simply: 4th Hole Draw
  • Bend Simply: Blues Licks
  • Bend Simply: 6th Hole Draw
  • Bend Simply: 2nd Hole Draw
  • Bend Simply: Notating Bends
  • Bend Simply: 3rd Hole Draw
  • Bend Simply: Vibrations and Advice
  • 8-9-10 Blow: Introduction
  • 8-9-10 Blow: Bending 8 Blow
  • 8-9-10 Blow: Bending 9 Blow, 1st Position Blues
  • 8-9-10 Blow: Bending 10 Blow on C and G Harps
  • 8-9-10 Blow: Difference Tones
  • 8-9-10 Blow: Bending 7 (a little)
  • 8-9-10 Blow: 1st Position Blues Licks
  • Notes on the Harmonica
  • Throat Tremolo
  • Blues Vamps
  • Pentatonic Scale: "Old Joe Clark" and "Black Jack Davey"
  • Pentatonic Scale: Exercises and Licks
  • 12-Bar Blues
  • 3rd Position Intermediate: "Star of the County Down"
  • 3rd Position Intermediate: Exercises and Minor Blues
  • 3rd Position Intermediate: Minor Pentatonic Scale
  • 3rd Position Intermediate: 3rd Position Blues in G on an F Harp
  • 3rd Position Intermediate: Use 3 Harps for G Blues
  • 4th Position Aeolian: Scales and Exercises
  • 4th Position Aeolian: A Minor Blues
  • 4th Position Aeolian: E Minor on a G Harp
  • 5th Position: Scales and Patterns
  • 5th Position: Blues in 5th Position
  • 6th Position Intermediate
  • 12th Position Intermediate: Finding the Right Harp
  • 12th Position Intermediate: Blues in 12th Position
  • 12th Position Intermediate: Cup Playing on a G Harp
  • Adjacent Notes Exercise 1: Holes 1 and 2
  • Adjacent Notes Exercise 2: Holes 2 and 3
  • Adjacent Notes Exercise 3: Holes 2 and 3
  • Adjacent Notes Exercise 4: Holes 2, 3 & 4
  • Adjacent Notes Exercise 5: Holes 3 and 4
  • Adjacent Notes Exercise 7: Holes 5, 6 & 7
  • Adjacent Notes Exercise 8: Blow Bends
  • Adjacent Notes Exercise 9: More Blow Bends
  • Finding The Right Harp
  • "Corina, Corina" (Intermediate)
  • Tongue Block Bends
  • Tone, The Overtone Series, Talking Through the Harp
  • Sound Effects
  • Overblows: Getting Started
  • 6th Hole Overblows
  • 5th Hole Overblows
  • 4th Hole Overblows
  • 1st Hole Overblows
  • 7 Overdraw
  • 9 Overdraw
  • 10 Overdraw, Blues Licks, Chromatic Scale
  • Adjusting Reed Clearances
  • Using a Microphone and Amplifier
  • "Slow Blues with Overblows" Low Register - Key of D on G Harp
  • "One-Chord Blues in E"
  • 3rd Hole Jump Blues
  • "Boogie Woogie Blues in D"
  • "Dm 3rd Position Blues"
  • "Sunshine of your Love"
  • "Dm Latin Blues"
  • "The Tristate Boogie"- H Levy
  • "Sittin' On Top of the World"
  • "Mystery Train"
  • "Born in Chicago"
  • "Offbeat Blues"
  • "Bo Diddley"
  • "Walking Blues"

Jazz

  • First Position Jazz: The 2-5-1 Progression
  • "Sunshine of your Love"
  • Bend and Unbend Vibrato
  • 3rd Position Intermediate: Minor Pentatonic Scale
  • Latin Music: 3rd Position Montunos
  • Jazz Tune In 3rd Position: C Minor on B Flat Harp
  • Jazz Tune In 3rd Position: "Softly As In a Morning Sunrise"
  • 4th Position Aeolian: Scales and Exercises
  • 4th Position Aeolian: A Minor Blues
  • 4th Position Aeolian: E Minor on a G Harp
  • 4th Position Harmonic Minor: "Softly as in a Morning Sunrise"
  • "Summertime" in 4th Position
  • 5th Position: Scales and Patterns
  • "Summertime" in 5th Position
  • 5th Position Part 5 Call For Videos
  • 6th Position Intermediate
  • 12th Position Intermediate: Jazz in 12th Position
  • 12th Position Intermediate: "Rhythm Changes"
  • 12th Position Intermediate: Cup Playing on a G Harp
  • Adjacent Notes Exercise 6: D Flat Major Arpeggio
  • Adjacent Notes Exercise 9: More Blow Bends
  • Tone, The Overtone Series, Talking Through the Harp
  • Modal Improvising: E Minor Phrygian
  • "Slow Dm Cross Harp Blues"
  • D Minor 3rd Position Blues
  • Overblows: Getting Started
  • 6th Hole Overblows
  • 5th Hole Overblows
  • 4th Hole Overblows
  • 1st Hole Overblows
  • 7 Overdraw
  • 9 Overdraw
  • 10 Overdraw, Blues Licks, Chromatic Scale
  • Adjusting Reed Clearances
  • Transposing: "Mary Had a Little Lamb" in C, G, D, and A
  • Transposing: "Mary Had a Little Lamb" in E and B
  • Transposing: "Mary Had a Little Lamb" in F
  • Transposing: B Flat
  • Transposing: E Flat
  • Transposing: A Flat
  • Transposing: C Sharp and D Flat
  • Transposing: F Sharp and G Flat
  • Bending in Tune: "Manhã de Carnival" on B Flat Harp
  • Bending in Tune: "Manhã de Carnival" on G Harp
  • "Hava Nagilah" on G Harp and B Flat Harp (Advanced)
  • "Hava Nagilah" on C Harp (Advanced)
  • "Straight, No Chaser"
  • "There Will Never Be Another You"
  • "Stormy Monday"
  • Music Notation
  • Major Scales and Key Signatures
  • 2-5-1's and Seventh Chord Arpeggios
  • 2-5-1 Jazz Licks
  • "How High the Moon" on C Harp
  • "How High the Moon" Ornithology: B Flat Harp
  • Transposing "How High the Moon"
  • "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise" on B Flat Harp
  • "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise" on E Flat Harp
  • "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise" on A Flat Harp
  • "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise" on C Harp
  • "Killer Joe" on C Harp
  • "Killer Joe" on G Harp
  • "Killer Joe" on F Harp
  • "Night In Tunisia" Vamp: Altered Scale Runs
  • "Night In Tunisia" on C and F Harps
  • "D Minor Cross Harp Blues" with Overblows
  • Diminished Scales
  • "Blues in 5/4" by Howard Levy
  • Diminished Scales over II-V-I Chords
  • "All The Things You Are"
  • "Mellow Bird Blues" by Howard Levy
  • "Song for My Father" by Horace Silver
  • "All of Me" on C Harp
  • "On Green Dolphin Street" by Bronislaw Kaper
  • "Morning In Rio"- part of a tune by Howard Levy
  • "Stop Time Blues" by Howard Levy
  • "Sweet Georgia Brown"
  • "I Got Rhythm"- Rhythm Changes
  • "Wave"
  • "My Romance"
  • "Just the Way You Are"
  • Blues in A on C Harp
  • "Moon River"
  • "Slow F Sharp Blues" by Howard Levy
  • "The Tri-State Boogie" by Howard Levy
  • "It Don't Mean A Thing" on F Harp
  • "Giant Steps" (Advanced)
  • "My Funny Valentine"
  • "Bags' Groove"
  • "Take Five"
  • G Dorian Blues
  • "Life in Eleven"
  • "Take the A Train"
  • "Mr. PC"
  • "Moanin"
  • "Let it Snow"
  • "My One and Only Love"
  • "This Masquerade"
  • "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen"

Indian/Middle Eastern/Eastern European

  • 5th Position Drone Box
  • 12th Position Basic: Lydian Mode with Drone Box
  • "Hava Nagilah" on a G Harp (Intermediate)
  • "Hava Nagilah" on G Harp and B Flat Harp (Advanced)
  • "Hava Nagilah" on C Harp (Advanced)
  • 5th Position: Middle Eastern Microtonal Bent Notes
  • Modal Improvising: E Minor Phrygian
  • "Hejaz Kar"
  • "Jovano Jovanke"
  • Playing in 7/8

Folk/Irish/Bluegrass

  • "Row Row Row Your Boat"
  • "On Top of Old Smoky"
  • "Oh! Susanna"
  • 2nd Position Cross Harp: "John Hardy" and Triple Tonguing
  • 3rd Position Basic: Dorian Mode and "Scarborough Fair"
  • 3rd Position Basic: "The Star of the County Down"
  • 4th Position C Harp: "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"; G Harp Intro
  • 12th Position Basic: "Amazing Grace"
  • "O Danny Boy"
  • "Wildwood Flower"
  • Major Scales and Exercises: "The Star Spangled Banner"
  • "Irish Washer Woman"
  • "Irish Washer Woman" Part 2: Triple Tonguing
  • 3rd Position Intermediate: "Star of the County Down"
  • 4th Position Aeolian: "The Rights of Man" and the A Minor Arpeggio
  • "Wildwood Flower"
  • Transposing: "Mary Had a Little Lamb" in C, G, D, and A
  • Transposing: "Mary Had a Little Lamb" in E and B
  • Transposing: "Mary Had a Little Lamb" in F
  • "Freight Train"
  • "Salty Dog"
  • "Rocky Top"
  • "Blowin' In The Wind"
  • "Will the Circle be Unbroken"
  • "Mr. Bojangles" G Harp
  • "Mr. Bojangles" C Harp
  • "On the Road Again" A Harp
  • "Lay Lady Lay" A and D Harp
  • "Lay Lady Lay" A Harp
  • "Lay Lady Lay" D Harp
  • "Silent Night"
  • "Foggy Mountain Breakdown"

Latin/Brasilian

  • Latin Music: 3rd Position Montunos
  • "D Minor Latin Blues"
  • Bending in Tune: "Manhã de Carnival" on B Flat Harp
  • Bending in Tune: "Manhã de Carnival" on G Harp
  • "Wave"
  • "Morning In Rio"- part of a tune by Howard Levy
  • "Noites Cariocas"
  • "Aguas Quietas"

Rock/Pop

  • "On Broadway"
  • "Hey Jude"
  • "And I Love Her" (Intermediate)
  • "And I Love Her" (Advanced)
  • "On Broadway"
  • "Norwegian Wood"
  • "Little Wing"
  • "Moon River"
  • "Isn't She Lovely"
  • "The Sinister Minister" by Bela Fleck
  • "Sunshine of your Love"
  • "Just the Way You Are"
  • "Andy Griffith Theme"
  • "House of the Rising Sun" G Harp
  • "House of the Rising Sun" C Harp
  • "Whiter Shade of Pale"
  • "My Girl" (MP3 only)

Classical

  • "Ode to Joy"- Beethoven
  • 12th Position Basic: "Dvorak New World Symphony"
  • "Brahms Lullabye"
  • "Minuet In G"
  • "Bach Flute Sonata in E Minor, 1st Mvt": G Harp
  • "Bouree in E Minor" by Bach: D Harp
  • "Ave Maria" - Bach/Gounod: G Harp
  • "Bach Bouree" on a D Harp
  • "Bach Bouree" on a G Harp
  • Advanced Tongue Blocking: "Beethoven Violin Concerto"
  • Advanced Tongue Blocking: "Jesu Joy" -Bach
  • Advanced Tongue Blocking: "Levy Harmonica Concerto" 2nd Mvt
  • Advanced Tongue Blocking: "Ode to Joy" -Beethoven
  • "Badinerie"- Bach
  • "Sleepers Awake" Chorale- Bach: Low E Flat Harp
  • "Bach Invention #1" Left Hand
  • "Bartok Rumanian Dance #1"
  • "Bartok Rumanian Dance #2"

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  • "My goals when I signed up were to be able to play multiple positions and to play overblows. I can honestly say that I blew my goals out of the water! About 2 weeks ago I played an overblow and about jumped out of my seat. I haven't stopped overblowing since... It is the most fun I have EVER had playing an instrument. It is truly becoming a passion of mine. Howard inspires me to play more than any prior musician I've listened to."Tadder
  • "I think the video exchange aspect is brilliant. It's THE way to maintain on online community of players and learners."Nick
  • "I am amazed at the quantity and quality of the material here. My primary focus has been blues so far but I am now looking to expand my horizons and my understanding of the harmonica by working through Howard's lessons. I have started with the basic level of lessons on this website to firm up my foundations and I have found them enlightening. Wonderful stuff!"Brothergerr
  • "Up until now there were not many places I could to go to learn this instrument. On this site I have heard many exceptional players who are sharing their knowledge with players of all levels."dad-e-0
  • "I tried harmonica playing before but with no big success. So I decided to give this a try. I always thought of harmonica that it was more for fun than for serious playing but watching Howard’s lessons turned things upside down. And what is more important this instrument suits my current musical interests just perfectly. It’s fantastically expressive. I feel myself like I was years ago when started guitar playing. This is amazing!"Virkator
  • "I don't think I would ever have learned as much as I have in my short time of playing, without Howard. I honestly don't know what I will do with this instrument but what I do know is that I am in love with it and really really enjoy it. I am so grateful that Howard takes the time to personally respond to us."harmonikat
  • "This is as good as it gets (unless I had a one way plane ticket to Chicago and a wad of cash) and I'm glad to be a part of it."ray
  • "Howard has really expanded my view of what the diatonic harmonica is. I've been playing with some seasoned vets and they are so gracious. One gent told me he could tell I'd been practicing. Little do they know I've only scratched the surface."Cecil
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About Howard

Howard Levy is a master of harmonica. As the first person to play the diatonic harmonica as a fully chromatic instrument, Howard opened a world of new possibilities for the instrument.  After he pioneered "overblowing" and "overbending" techniques, Howard was able to journey outside the realm of traditional harmonica music and explore other genres including Jazz, Classical, Latin and other styles of World Music.

As a recording artist, Howard has played on hundreds of albums and several movie soundtracks. Aside from his prolific work as a solo performer, he is a founding member of the group Bela Fleck and The Flecktones, who in 2011 won a Grammy for the song "Life in Eleven", which Howard co-wrote. Howard also plays in the groups Trio Globo, Chévere de Chicago, Acoustic Express; and has recorded collaborations with Anthony Molinaro, Fox Fehling, Norman Savitt, Rabih Abou Khalil, and many others.

Howard has been showing people how to play harmonica since 1972 and teaching harmonica lessons online with ArtistWorks since 2009.


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