I just thought I'd drop in here, since I have been trying since the age of 10 to play harp. My dad (71) is an incredible harmonica player--popular stuff from the 30's and 40's and Irish tunes. He claims he plays harp because it prevents him singing. His cronies in the Harpo Club play everything from blues to zydeco, including Finnish and Italian love songs, all on harp. At least in South Central Massachusetts, the harmonica players have united!