Jon Gindick’s written a shiny new version of his book, Harmonica for the Musically Hopeless (Hopeful.) I’m glad he’s giving it a second go, since his first version only sold 2 million copies.
It seems that Jon and I see eye to eye on a heck of a lot with harmonica, such as:
- Everything starts with relaxation and proper breathing
- Lip blocking is the fastest way to learn how to play single notes
- The Deep Relaxed Mouth Position must never be sacrificed for single notes
- You can play killer blues harmonica solos with just a few basic riffs like -2 -3’ 4 -4’ -4
Anyways, I thought I’d give you a heads-up on Jon’s new book as I often get asked, "I’ve been through the Beginner to Boss course twice, as well as JP’s Breakthrough Blues course. What should I do now?”*
Well, this book could be helpful not only to reinforce important fundamentals from a fresh perspective, which can be valuable in and of itself, but also to give you a deeper dive into the world of bending.
If you’d like to get a feel for Jon, here’s an awesome vid of him teaching some of the fundamentals needed for jamming.
BTW - he’s not paying me anything to share this with you. Just wanted you to be aware of it!
Keep on rocking the harmonica, fam!