Howdy Ace [classified] <<<anybody still know why I use this? mwuahahaha! anywho…>>>
Well it’s a good question. However, I believe too this is one of those times where you’re going to really have to do your own homework on it.
Meaning, there are better writers, better words, better descriptions than I can personally give you on harmonica terms, lingo, etc.
I can suggest and guide you, as others here can and will, yet it’s up to you to decide where you want to go to get them.
My suggestions include going to Amazon and hunting down “The Harp Handbook” by Steve Baker. It’s considered by many, including JP Allen himself, to be the harmonica’s players bible. And yes, I do have my own copy as well.
The next one is “Harmonica For Dummies” by Winslow Yerxa. As others here, including myself will attest to, it’s a most valuable reference book and tool on the subject of anything and everything harmonica.
The great thing about both these harmonica players’/authors’ books is that they each come with CDs. There are plenty of exercises explained as well as demonstrated on both/each to keep you busy for quite awhile.
As far as simply going online goes, virtually nobody holds a candle to Pat Missin:
Teacher and historian to all, he’s definitely my hero and inspiration when it comes to writing about harmonica.
So again, Ace [classified], while you do ask a good, if not great question - It’s just one of those that are really too complex and too involved to be answered in simple terms other than guiding you to find them from whichever source(s) you choose. At least in my humble view here.
So on that fine note:
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Keep On Harpin’!
Peace & SPD Out!