No, I am not making all of this up.

People tell me, "Wow, Josh, you sure do know a lot about the harmonica! You must be like, a genius, or something!" I use this opportunity to try and get candy.

I will pat my worshipper's head affectionately, and say, in a lordly voice, "Oh yes, yes, of course. I am indeed a scholar, and I can impart more of my knowledge on you, for a price. You got any candy?"

In reality, I used information from a variety of sources to build this Web site into what it is, and here I would like to acknowledge and thank them.


Thanks to both The Complete Idiot's Guide to Harmonica and Harmonica for Dummies in constructing the sections of harmonica history and beginning tips. Cited here:

Melton, William, and Randy Weinstein. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing the Harmonica, 2nd Edition (Complete Idiot's Guide to). Indianapolis: Alpha, 2006. Print.

Yerxa, Winslow. Harmonica for Dummies. Hoboken: Wiley, 2008. Print.

Wikipedia reinforced my own knowledge about most of the songs in the tabs section. You will find that I cited those at the bottom of each page.

All the tabs were of my own knowledge, save "Hard Times," which was taken from the free tabs section of Harmonica Academy, and is cited on that page.

Thank you finally to James Young of Lipham Music Co., Inc. for his knowledge on harmonica repair and maintenance. Your remarks are invaluable.