The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #60036   Message #959615
Posted By: JohnInKansas
27-May-03 - 04:24 AM
Thread Name: Learning First Instrument
Subject: RE: Learning First Instrument
They may be scarce - or they may be hiding...

The real key to learning an instrument - especially a "first" instrument - is to "live with it" until you get acquainted. Keep it where it's handy, pick it up often, and get to know it.

There's lots of good sites with info on the Anglo on the web, and if you can't find an Anglo teacher, make friends with a harmonica teacher. You may have to explain the similarities - or just assure him/her that they are a lot alike; but there is enough there that tunes that are "easy" on one are usually good ones for the other.

You may find some real empathy there too, since I've always suspected that some of my harmonicat friends took up the instrument because it's easy to hide...

And if friends pressure you, you can always claim you've got sore thumbs from too much practice - it's built in with the instrument.

The main thing is to stick with it and have fun with it.