I’ve been a member since 24 March and reading the interesting posts.
I’ve wanted to learn to play harmonica since I was a kid but never had much success. Both times I decided to give it a try I bought a harp and a book or two from a music store. I could never find anybody that actually taught harmonica. Needless to say, trying to learn from those books was frustrating. Then I happened across JP’s videos and Web site and was impressed with his method of starting with the basics instead of jumping right into trying to learn songs. I purchased JP DVD Bundle and have been going through them. I have a Hohner Marine Band in C that I purchased and let sleep in a drawer for about ten years. I recently purchased a Suzuki Promaster also in C. I know JP recommends the Hohner Special 20 in C to learn on. I don’t want to get another key of C harp so I think I’ll wait until I learn enough and am ready for another key.
I played trombone and drums in high school band but have done nothing with music since. I’m mostly interested in learning for my own enjoyment. Even at that, I’ve got lots of practicing to do. I retired a couple years ago and now have more time to devote to learning harmonica.
Wish me luck.