Tag Archives: harmonica

Harp House Episode 21: SPAH and the Youth Presence

Frontera shares some of the huge successes of SPAH, mainly focusing on the youth presence and how it made the convention outstanding. This episode features interviews with Matt Henderson, Kersi Wisecarver, and David Berntson.

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Harp House: Episode 19 – Sam Friedman: The Harmonica and Other Instruments

by Connor Frontera

An Injury forced Sam Friedman to explore other instruments, and he found his new love in the harmonica. In this episode, Friedman talks about his harmonica beginnings, and the two trade ideas about incorporating the harmonica and other instruments into your playing to create enjoyable music.

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Harp House – Episode 18: The Short Guide to Purchasing Harmonicas at SPAH (and Everywhere Else)

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by Connor Frontera

With SPAH just around the corner, Connor breaks down the most common types of harmonicas and gives his tops picks from what’s available on the market today. Links to several of the models mentioned will be listed below!

Hohner Crossover: us.playhohner.com/instruments/harm…-band-crossover/

Hohner Rocket: us.playhohner.com/instruments/harm…ries/the-rocket/

Seydel 1847: www.seydel1847.de/epages/Seydel184…bProducts/16201C

Suzuki Manji: www.suzukimusic.com/harmonicas/m20/

Hohner Chromonica 270 / 280: us.playhohner.com/instruments/harm…uper-chromonica/

Seydel Saxony: www.seydel1847.de/epages/Seydel184…bProducts/52480C

Hohner Chord 48: us.playhohner.com/instruments/harm…hestra/chord-48/

Easttop Pocket Chord: www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R…top+chord&_sacat=0

Suzuki Chord: www.suzukimusic.com/harmonicas/sch24-48/

Hohner Bass 58: us.playhohner.com/instruments/harm…/hohner-bass-58/

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Harp House Episode 17: Top 10 Issues Harmonica Players Face: A Response to Ronnie Shellist’s Video!

by Connor Frontera

Ronnie Shellist recently posted a video to his YouTube Channel (above) discussing the top 10 issues harmonica players face and how to solve them. Connor goes through all 10 issues Shellist highlights and adds some of his own thoughts to offer as much positive advice he could.

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Harp House Episode 16: Mike Rubin’s “Live at Church” and the DM48!

by Connor J. Frontera

Reconnecting with his mentor, Frontera speaks with professional harmonica player Michael Rubin about his new Live Album “Live at Church;” an album packed with excellent musicianship and beautiful harmonies. Additionally, master harmonica player Rubin shows off the new DM48 Midi Harmonica Controller. More information about Rubin can be found at his website and YouTube channel.

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Harp House: Episode 15 – Custom Harmonicas/Midwest Harmonica Workshop

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by Connor Frontera

Connor recently started a thread on the Harmonica Gear Facebook page that turned into a great discussion, where many people weighed in the value of custom harmonicas.

Additionally, Harp House interviews Midwest Harmonica Workshop founder Sean Whalin O’Phelan to talk about the workshop and this year’s attendees.

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Harp House Episode 14: Which Position?

by Connor J. Frontera

A small Facebook conversation with newly endorsed Seydel player, Russell Huffer, sparked big thoughts about which position to use when playing different music.

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Harp House Episode 13: Interview with Janalyn Miklas

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by Connor J. Frontera

In this episode, Connor interviews harmonica “Royalty” Janalyn Miklas to discuss women in the industry and the future of the instrument. Miklas also shares a few funny and personal moments about her most embarrassing performance.

Check out some of Susan Sauter’s work here.

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Harp House – Episode 12: SPAH is Around the Corner

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by Connor J. Frontera

SPAH is the biggest annual Harmonica Convention in North America. The convention may be in August, but it’s time to start planning NOW! Frontera breaks down everything you need to know about the 2017 convention. His conversation with SPAH’s President Michael D’Eath elaborates on the Organization’s goals.

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Harp House: Episode 11 – RIP James Cotton, The History of the Harmonica

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by Connor J. Frontera

We have recently lost a harmonica legend, James Cotton. In this episode, I discuss a little bit of his life and how he influenced thousands of harmonica players. Additionally, I explore the history of the harmonica according to the BBC documentary Tin Sandwich.

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