Blues Harp Basics: Dieter Kropp for Harmonica


“Blues Harp Basics” Dieter Kropp

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The harmonica, especially the blues harp, is a fascinating musical instrument. Although originally intended for the playing of mostly simple melodies and traditional folk songs, its extraordinary sound can be found in almost every musical context today, such as pop music, folk songs, children songs, gospel, jazz, blues, rock’n’roll or country music. Its distinctive sound is at home everywhere. CD included.


       The Instrument:

  1. “Blues Harp” – what is that?
  2. Note Range.
  3. Holding the Instrumnet.
  4. Playing Single Notes.


The First Songs:

  1. There you go!
  2. Merrily we rool along.
  3. Row, row, row your boat.
  4. This old man.
  5. Twinkle, twinkles little star.
  6. Schneeflockchen, WeiBrockchen.
  7. Auf der Mauer, auf der Lauer.
  8. Mein Hut, der hat drei Ecken
  9. Alle Vogel sind schon da.
  10. For he’s a jolly good fellow.
  11. Camptown Races.
  12. Bound for the Rio Grande.
  13. X-tra: Add colour to your playing.


The Blues:

  1. 12-bar Blues progression.
  2. Go for it.
  3. Straight harp / 1st position
  4. Blue’s Playing / Blues sound.
  5. Checkin’ it out.
  6. … something else on breathing.
  7. Blues with a bending.
  8. Bending – the technique.
  9. The cross harp table.



  1. Closing Remarks.
  2. CD tracklikst.

Additional information

Weight 1.000000 kg