I’ve started dabbling in the harmonica. And the interesting thing about learning something new these days is that you quickly learn that YouTube is a wonderful resource.
In my websearching, I’ve run across an interesting fellow named Adam Gussow, who is a blues harmonica player as well as an English Professor at Ole Miss. He is apparently the most prolific uploader of free YouTube instructional videos on the harmonica.
To my mind, he is also a poster-child for the power of vocal passion to get listeners excited about an idea. The video below is an introductory video for raw beginners.
For reasons that aren’t completely clear to me, many harmonica videos are delivered from the musicians’ cars. In this video, Gussow is also seated in his car.
His excitement about the harmonica is positively contagious. It just goes to show you that to get people excited, you don’t need PowerPoint. All you need is your voice, some passion, and a harmonica.