I have decided to learn how to play the harmonica! Or tin sandwich, or mouth organ, or whatever else you may want to call it. My dad got one as a gift back in the ’50’s, and he told me I could borrow it. After taking a look at the 60ish years of germ-infested slobber that has built up on it, I decided to take a trip to the local music store and spend $10 on my own. I think it’s a great investment! Mine is the tiny one on the bottom.
I found a great, easy to follow guy named Mitch Grainger with a Youtube channel that has step by step lessons that will have me playing rockin’ blue riffs in no time! I am so excited to get started. Although I’m sure my fellow apartment-dwellers may not be so excited.
I can currently make sounds, but they don’t sound good. I have no technical understanding of the harmonica, and I’m excited to see if I can make it sound good!
Here is what Mitch tells me my lips should look like. Pretend you’re eating a sandwhich, he says. It’ll look cute, he says. #not
Stay tuned for some not-so-in-tune learning videos!