Cameron Highlands Tea Plantation, Malaysia

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Learning the Harmonica

My daughter has recently signed up for the harmonica lessons as part of her extra-curricular activities.

She is keen in learning the harmonica and pretty much enjoyed playing the instrument after learning a few basics. It wasn't long before she became fascinated by the raw sound of that humble instrument. It is also small, inexpensive and safe for children, which makes it handy to carry around.

The school has provided free music sheets and my daughter has been practising constantly. Infact, she's been selected by her tutor to give a harmonica performance for the upcoming farewell concert.

This is awesome and I'm going to purchase one and give it a try too. You can make sensational music by blowing in and out to make different notes and tunes. I'm sure it's going to be a fun-filled learning experience. By praticing regularly, you will have a steady foundation and be able to play any music you can find the tabs for.

15 comments:

  1. Interesting. I remember I bought one when I was in primary school but didn't know how to play them.

    Because a harmonica is small, it's easy for your daughter to practise it anywhere, right?

    And I remember the music class learning to play the recorder. I suck at them! Hehehe

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  2. oh she loves music! good to hear that..

    btw, you've been tagged here. ;-)

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  3. lina,
    i used to play recorder during my time too but somehow, I didn't like the sound of it. hehe...i personally think that the harmonica sounds a lot better than the recorder. :)

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  4. monica,
    thanks for the tag. i guess it's my first time ever.

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  5. Oh, I like the sound of the harmonica. I know how to play the piano and simply enjoy playing it! Maybe I should learn the harmonica as well. Or you learn it and then we can do a duet! : )

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  6. foongpc,
    that's very sweet of you but i'm such a loser when it comes to any musical instruments. no idea how long it'd take me to learn up the harmonica. heaven knows when we can collaborate musically....hehe

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  7. i love to see people playing harmonica..like a cowboy movie..but i don't know how to play :)

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  8. I tried learning the harmonica but it wasn't too easy. I'm not a musically inclined person. haha...

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  9. azlan, ECL,
    yup, learning the harmonica is not an easy task. it involves dedication, determination and commitment to learn the instrument.

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  10. I used to play the harmonica when I was still in high school.

    Its simple and nice.

    the problem with any wind instrument is the spit.

    It can get a little ... mushy . :P

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  11. I haven't played harmonica before, but I think it should be easier to learn than the piano! Well, I also learn the violin and it's really tough, at least for me! : ) Someone told me learning to play the chinese instrument er-hu is the most difficult of all.

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  12. ichigonad,
    i admire those people who can play harmonica with speed, style, and most of all accuracy and keeps a brilliant tone. :)

    As for me, I'm still very far from perfect.haha

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  13. foongpc,
    regardless, harmonica is the easier instrument to play among those you've mentioned.

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  14. ichigonad,
    take it as a compliment from me. :)

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