I’ve been cruising the forum on my lunch breaks and have finally found 10 mins to join and introduce myself.
I decided I wanted to learn a musical instrument that was portable, versatile and fun - and picked the harmonica. My goal was to whip it out at a party and surprise a few friends with a couple of songs - simple (ahem!!), but as I play I find I just enjoy being alone with the sound.
I’ve been working on the free lessons and am waiting on the full course to be delivered over the next couple of weeks. I’m currently working full time and doing a degree so reading a book of lessons is the last thing I need!! I find JP’s energy and enthusiasm inspiring and could happily sit and play along to his lessons all day long!
I’m genuinely really glad I discovered the harmonica and look forward to lots more playing.
I rarely if never quote a whole person’s post in my replies – But this one was so good, I feel it all bears repeating!!
A) You’ve cruised the forum, no doubt finding great people here along with their topics/threads which are both informative and fun!
Definitely doing your homework there! Yay!!
B) You’ve picked a musical instrument - the harmonica - which is portable and versatile – as well as made a goal to play for family, friends and yourself, just for the pleasure and fun it brings to everyone everywhere!!
Gotta have a plan, man!! Yay!!
C) Sans presently any books/other musical harmonica courses (which you may be inspired to invest in later down the road, yet be that as it may) – Still though, you’ve taken the time to watch JP’s free videos and work on them; then as many others across this great and vast Harmonica Universe have done/are doing – You’ve invested in JP Allen and his world’s best selling most favorite home harmonica course DVD set!
Welcome to the club! Yay!!
D) You’re glad you found the harmonica, and hope for many fun years of personal achievement, enjoyment and playing!
I/We’re happy for you too! Yay!!
So welcome to the JP Allen Harmonica.com forum!
Don’t be a stranger! Have fun always!
Oh, and incidentally, one of my best friends while I was in the navy, his name was Merlin. A nice young gent from the farmlands of Kansas or Nebraska or thereabouts, who prior never knew how to play any card games yet wanted to learn, so I taught him to play poker and other games;
And during those times when we had split duty shifts - me on days, him on nights – Would come to my bunk, wake me up and nudge me to play cards with him to help pass the time away…And so I did!
Thing is, except for the legendary magician of ye olde King Aurthur’s days, he was the only real person named Merlin I ever met/knew.
But I’m always happy to meet/know another one too!
Keep On Harpin’!
“Have Harp, Will Travel!”