Harmonicas Direct, the leading Mouth Organ stockist.

Mouth Organ specialists, Harmonicas Direct, stocks the most extensive range of harmonicas
from Hohner, Seydel, Suzuki and Tombo,
accessories, spare parts and tutor books, online.
We offer friendly advice, a reliable service and fast delivery.
See our range of Lone Wolf, harmonica effects pedals and the Harp Train 10 amplifier.
The Boogieman and Frontman are now in stock!

Hohner reed plates back in stock.

At Harmonicas Direct, we have been specialising in the sale of harmonicas since the early 1990's and we were the first UK specialist harmonica company on-line.

Britain's biggest harmonica club...The National Harmonica League
Their main, annual event takes place at the Bristol Folk House in the last weekend of October. Meet friendly and enthusiastic harmonica players. Main events, harmonica workshops, competitions and evening concerts.

Welcome to the...Crossroads Blues Club Blues open mic sessions, guest artistes and Blues jams on Thursday nights at the Tower of Song venue in Cotteridge, Birmingham

Congratulations to Shaun Monument-May for creating an amazing harmonica blog site...
World Of Harmonica Also check out Shaun's brand new blog site... UK Harmonica

In the future, we'll be adding more links to other harmonica clubs, festivals, events and harmonica tutors. So if you run a harmonica club or are a harmonica tutor, etc, please email us with your details and we'll add you to this page.

This is a selection of harmonica tutors and their area. NHL denotes that they are a member of the National Harmonica League

Hugh Barnett
Teaches Blues harmonica for beginners and intermediates. Monday evenings during term times. The venue is the The Working Men's College, located in Camden, North London. http://enrol.wmcollege.ac.uk/lynx/Courses.aspx?view=Course&curricarea=07...
Ian Briggs
NHL Blues harmonica tuition. Near Exeter, Devon 01395 443158, ianb@btowers.freeserve.co.uk
Keith Charnley
NHL Diatonic and Chromatic tuition. West Sussex, 01903 500445
Ricky Cool
NHL Blues and Country style. Birmingham, 07749 918343 rickycool@blueyonder.co.uk
Keith Eardley
NHL Beginners diatonic. Kenilworth, Warwickshire. 01926 857793 margaret@eardley2.orangehome.co.uk
Patrick Ellis
NHL Diatonic and Chromatic tuition. Swansea, 07760 132980 harpwales@yahoo.co.uk
Gerry Ezard
NHL Chromatic, Chord and Bass tuition. Glamorgan, Wales. 01656 784904 geraldezard@talktalk.net
Mike Fairbairn
Blues Harp -including amplified Chigago Style, plus some Bluegrass and Traditional. Notts area. 01623 753693 fairblues@hotmail.co.uk
Paul Gillings
NHL Harmonica lessons. Norfolk and Suffolk, 01502 589439
Alan Glen
NHL Blues and Rock harp. South London, 020 7732 1127 glenalan9@aol.com
Roy Green
NHL Chromatic and Blues harp. Cranbrook, Kent 01580 720148
Jim Hughes
NHL Chromatic tuition. Solihul, West Midlands, 0121 744 6155, badger6tiscali.co.uk
Robert Ivacic
NHL Blues harp tuition. Slovenia, On-line tuition -SkypeID: robertivacic, mobile: +386 51 410 506 blueharp@gmail.com
Julian Jackson
NHL Jazz and Classical harmonica. London, 07930 801344, joolsj@yahoo.com
Moses Jones
NHL Chromatic and Diatonic tuition, Bristol, 07707193437 moses.jones88@yahoo.com
Tony Jukes
NHL Diatonic and Chromatic tuition, 3 times NHL Blues Player of the Year. East Mids/Leics, 01455 202829, tjukes.hotmail.co.uk
Steve Lockwood
NHL Diatonic and Chromatic tuition, all styles and weekend workshops. Cambridge and East Anglia areas. 07786 256178 steve@steve.ms
Johnny Mars
NHL Blues harmonica. Taunton, Somerset, 01823 400744
Eddie Martin
NHL Blues harp tuition, Beginner to Advanced. 079747 120418, eddie@eddiemartin.com
Greg Miller
NHL Diatonic tuition. Brentford, London. 07715 583993 greg-miller@hotmail.fr
Gary Murray
NHL Chromatic tuition. Surry, Berks. 01344 844342 murray@dial.pipex.com
Tony Perry
NHL Chromatic tuition, Jazz And Classical. Beds, Cambs, Herts. 01767 680668 pantilesband@live.com
Will Pound
NHL Harmonica tuition, All styles. Leamington Spa. 07884 222356 will@willpound.com
Adam Pritchard
NHL Bluesharp tuition, Cheltenham. 01242 253949 adamsarah@pritch4.co.uk
Dave Shannon
NHLHarmonica tuition, London N12. 07918 147548 daveshannon@mac.com
Aidan Sheehan
NHL Diatonic, Folk and Blues, Cwmbran, Wales. 07812 143226 whiskeyriver@ntworld.com
Richard Taylor
NHL Bluesharp tuition, Brighton. 01273 271203 hove.actually@ntworld.com
Dave Toussaint
NHL Diatonic and Chromatic tuition, London. 0208 555 3785 davetoussaint@hotmail.com

This month Harmonicas Direct has introduced coupon codes, and will be offering discounts on selected products.

David Barrett is the world's most prolific author of harmonica tuition books, Cd's and DVD's, published by Mel Bay Music. David, of the USA, has been playing and teaching blues harmonica since his mid teens. He is the founder of the Harmonica Masterclass Company, which hosts blues harmonica workshops around the world, he fronts his own band and played harp with most of the world's best known players. Harmonicas Direct stocks a good selection of books by David Barrett http://www.harmonicas-direct.com/books/blues?page=2

Harmonicas Direct stock the most extensive range of harmonicas and usually despatch on the same working day as the order. If ordering from other stores, always check if it is in stock!

Minstrels, the music shop, was established in 1986, out of which Harmonicas Direct evolved. We are pleased to announce that it is now on-line.  Minstrels Music presently stock, ukuleles, recorders, guitar and general accessories. In the near future more items will be added, including other instruments and sheet music.

The Richter Tuning. Richter tuning, refers to the tuning of the reeds in the harmonica. It is named after Joseph Richter, a 19th century Bohemian instrument maker who adopted the tuning for his harmonicas. Most diatonic (blues type) and many tremolo harmonicas use this tuning. Joseph Richter is also credited with inventing the harmonica blow/draw system, this allows the harmonica to play different notes when the same hole is either drawn or blown. Richter tuning is a compromise between a diatonic melody and harmony.

These are the first items in my new blog. In the following days and weeks, I’ll be adding further blogs about, playing techniques, harmonica maintenance, general news and advice. If you would like to contribute to this blog with any of your tips and advice, or if you spot any errors, please contact me peter@harmonicas-direct.com Peter Blyth...Harmonicas Direct

Harmonicas Direct have been specialising in harmonicas since the early 1990's and were the first UK, on-line harmonica company. We stock the most extensive range of harmonicas, and usually despatch on the same working day as the order. Unlike some of our competitors, items listed in stock, usually are IN STOCK. If ordering from other stores, always check if it is in stock!

We send harmonicas all over the world -- from Baltimore to Barnsley, from Paris to Preston, from Scunthorpe to Singapore, Rotherham to Rio De Janiero and Halifax to Hong Kong... In the following pages, which we hope you will take a few minutes to explore, we will expand on the different styles and brands of harmonicas available from Harmonicas Direct. From the Blues to Bach; whatever your musical preferences; we hope you find something to interest you!

We stock an extensive range of the major harmonica brands, including Hohner, Lee Oskar, Seydel, Suzuki, Tombo and Turbo Harps. Our range covers Diatonic, Chromatic, Tremolo, Octave and Orchestral harmonicas and also accessories that are essential for the harmonica player. The accessories include Lone Wolf effects pedals, Marble Amps, harmonica microphones, harnesses and cases. If you are new to the harmonica or want to improve your playing technique, an extensive range of books and DVDs are available for all playing levels.

If you are new to harmonica playing or are thinking of starting up playing, don't be daunted by the vast selection on our site, just go to the STARTING UP page where we explain what you need to get you playing harmonica, also see the starting up packs designed especially for beginners.

In the future, we'll be adding links to harmonica clubs, so if you are a member of a harmonica club please email us with details and we'll add your details to this page.

Peter Blyth

Harmonicas Direct

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