Hi from sunny Central Illinois!

Hey all. Brand new to playing harmonica. I figured I would get on the forum and get some pointers to help me get started. I received a harmonica as a gift along with the Harmonica for Dummies book. I put it on my desk and looked at it periodically for a month. Finally opened the book and started reading.
I am still working on getting my breathing down. The problem I am having is I can hear my breath through the instrument. Any hints or tips would be REALLY appreciated.


Welcome to the forum, Mark. I’ve purchased JP’s instruction DVD’s which helped me a lot. In it, he advocates not breathing so hard. Maybe you can lighten up on your breathing? What kind of harp are you using? I know some cheap harps require a lot of breath.