Holmes Engineering Free Harp Stuff

2007-09-05 07:44:00

Ron Holmes, the creator of the Holmes Commander and other feats of engineering, has a page with a load of free downloads. There's Soldering 101, Harmonica Player's Guide to Getting Heard and Harp Player's Questions About their Gear. It's all interesting stuff and the price is right. While you're there check out the Homes Commander and the other interesting stuff on his pages.

I hesitated telling you about this link. The pages do not work in Firefox, so Ron's pages are useless to nearly 25% of the surfers who land on the page. If you have Firefox open the link in IE. The links bring you to LuLu.com and require an account even if you the files are free. The LuLu interface is annoying and difficult, but I was able to do it with a little head scratching.

The Harp Player's Questions About their Gear pdf has some interesting articles. It is only about 30 pages and is not a comprehensive discussion, rather a series of questions and answers. Some don't really affect me, some do. I picked up a few good ideas from the booklet.


Free Harp Stuff

 

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I cleaned up my tab for Sonny Boy's Help Me and made it into a short book. There's a Kindle version for 99 cents, and if you buy the paperback you get the Kindle free.

Playing "Help-Me" In the Style of Sonny Boy Williamson II: A step by step, note for note analysis of some of Sonny Boy's Signature Riffs

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The JT30 Page Popular links

I began collecting data about the microphones used by blue harp players before there was an internet. I began organizing it into JT30.com in the late 1990s. I accumulated more stuff than I remember. This is some of it.

Street Theory

A Harp Player’s Guide to Music Theory

Learning Harp

Picking Up Blues Harp

A guide to learning to play Blues Harp

Microphone Information

Usenet Articles


Harp Amps

I've been collecting Harp Amps for a while. This is the old Harpamps.com website. There is lots of information here. Here a coupld of links.


Harp Tab

A collection of songs and riffs that I’ve worked out over the years, plus some libraries of stuff I’ve converted to tablature. I’ve included most of the notes and instructions that helped me when I was learning to play blues harmonica.

Basic Riffs Simple harp tabs for songs Blues riffs and phrases.

Harp-L Archives 1992 to 2002


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Harp Frequently Asked Questions