33 episodes

If you love harmonica this is the podcast for you. Join Tomlin in conversation with some of the world's best harmonica players and teachers.

Tomlin's Harmonica Podcas‪t‬ Tomlin Leckie

    • Music Interviews
    • 4.8 • 27 Ratings

If you love harmonica this is the podcast for you. Join Tomlin in conversation with some of the world's best harmonica players and teachers.

    33. Beginner's Story: Steve L

    33. Beginner's Story: Steve L

    Welcome to Tomlin’s Harmonica Podcast. This is the place to be for a variety of harmonica-related content including interviews, lessons and discussions about all aspects of harmonica playing. This podcast is brought to you by the Tomlin Harmonica School where I provide a step-by-step curriculum for Beginners to Advanced Intermediate players as well as personalised feedback and all the resources you need to get better at Blues harmonica. 
    This week’s podcast is part of a series where I’ll be interviewing Beginners rather than pros. Today’s guest is Steve who got the push he needed to start learning when Covid lockdown started.

    • 31 min
    32. Beginner's Story: John S

    32. Beginner's Story: John S

    Welcome to Tomlin’s Harmonica Podcast. This is the place to be for a variety of harmonica-related content including interviews, lessons and discussions about all aspects of harmonica playing. This podcast is brought to you by the Tomlin Harmonica School where I provide a step-by-step curriculum for Beginners to Advanced Intermediate players as well as personalised feedback and all the resources you need to get better at Blues harmonica.  This week’s podcast is part of a series where I’ll be interviewing Beginners rather than pros. Today’s guest is John who made the decision to pick up harmonica when he retired last year.
    Show notes John’s recommendation
    - Magic Dick and J Geils Band “Full House”, “Blow Your Face Out”

    • 52 min
    31. Beginner's Story: Steve

    31. Beginner's Story: Steve

    Welcome to Tomlin’s Harmonica Podcast. This is the place to be for a variety of harmonica-related content including interviews, lessons and discussions about all aspects of harmonica playing. This podcast is brought to you by the Tomlin Harmonica School where I provide a step-by-step curriculum for Beginners to Advanced Intermediate players as well as personalised feedback and all the resources you need to get better at Blues harmonica.  Show Notes
    This week’s podcast is part of a series where I’ll be interviewing Beginners rather than pros. Today’s guest is Steve who decided to start playing about a year ago when he realised that it was time to start a new challenge.
    Show notes Steve’s recommendations
    - Charlie Musselwhite & Ben Harper- Kim Wilson- Howling Wolf- Paul Butterfield

    • 24 min
    30. Learning to Improvise with Harry Higgs

    30. Learning to Improvise with Harry Higgs

    This is the last episode of Tomlin’s Harmonica Podcast for 2020. I’ll be coming back with more in the New Year - thank you for listening and I look forward to catching up with you next year.
    Today’s guest is one of my favourite musicians and people. He is my first-call guitarist Harry Higgs. We will be chatting about different approaches to improvisation over a nice beer.
    Show Notes
    Find out about guitar lessons with Harry Higgs - http://www.strollersmusic.co.uk
    Check out Harry and my band Delacroix - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRAlZx14xVeLiNPd8RsvvWA 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    29. Elin Luffar Lo Öberg

    29. Elin Luffar Lo Öberg

    Welcome to Tomlin’s Harmonica Podcast. This is the place to be for a variety of harmonica-related content including interviews, lessons and discussions about all aspects of harmonica playing. This podcast is brought to you by the Tomlin Harmonica School where I provide a step-by-step curriculum for Beginners to Advanced Intermediate players as well as personalised feedback and all the resources you need to get better at Blues harmonica. Go to tomlinharmonicaschool.com to get your first month for $1 using promo code PODCAST
    My guest today is a versatile player and songwriter from Sweden who is passionate about combining roots music with contemporary rock and pop. She is the fantastic Elin Öberg also known as Luffar Lo.
    SHOW NOTES
    Elin’s Musical Projects
    - Among Lynx https://open.spotify.com/artist/5fib0YWb44SaGAQeFroJsu
    - Ladies Got The Blues https://www.facebook.com/watch/ladiesgottheblues/
    - Root Imperial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuXm8e19c-8
    - YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrdaTE7b3DxzoXLcjZ1az1w
    Elin’s Influences
    - Yardbirds “Steal The Blues”
    - Filip Jers 
    - Mikael Fall
    - Big Mama Thornton
    - Sonny Boy Williamson
    
Harmonica Combs
    - Blue Moon Harmonicas https://bluemoonharmonicas.com/
    - Joel Andersson https://www.jaharmonicas.com/

    • 40 min
    28. Pro Players Top Harmonica Tips for Beginners

    28. Pro Players Top Harmonica Tips for Beginners

    Welcome to Tomlin’s Harmonica Podcast. This is the place to be for a variety of harmonica-related content including interviews, lessons and discussions about all aspects of harmonica playing. This podcast is brought to you by the Tomlin Harmonica School where I provide a step-by-step curriculum for Beginners to Advanced Intermediate players as well as personalised feedback and all the resources you need to get better at Blues harmonica. Go to tomlinharmonicaschool.com to get your first month for $1 using promo code PODCAST
    For today’s episode, I thought it would be fun to ask some of my harmonica friends and colleagues for their top practice tips for Beginners. This is definitely the “secret sauce” from some of the world’s top players and teachers. Although it is advice for Beginners, any level of player will benefit from listening to this.
    Make sure you check out all of the guests’ websites… Show Notes
    Brendan Power https://www.brendan-power.com/Carlos Del Junco https://carlosdeljunco.com/Joe Filisko http://www.filiskostore.com/Konstantin Reinfeld http://www.konstantinreinfeld.com/Liam Ward https://www.learntheharmonica.com/David Barrett https://www.bluesharmonica.com/Ronnie Shellist https://www.harmonica123.com/Shane Sager https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfLSdIPxKQxD-YQ2i2iYoMATodd Parrott http://www.toddparrott.com/Will WIlde https://www.willharmonicawilde.com/

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Rishió ,

Amazing with caveats

I’m hooked on it and listening to one a day. I love it, but for me, it would be even better if he cut down the covid 19 talk (so drained from hearing about it), discussed the equipment the players use (harmonica, tunings, mic, amp), and tightened it up a little on the non-harmonica chit-chat. That said, I’ll listen to every episode while on the subway. Fantastic gift to the community.

Johnny be good 345 ,

Highest Recommendation!!

To my knowledge, nothing quite like this has ever been done. Harmonica grandmasters from around the world sharing in free form, wherever the conversation takes them, talking about whatever is on their mind. Absolutely priceless. The insights, stories, and personal philosophies shared will benefit players of any and all levels!!!

Rocky Mountain Dad ,

Re-inspired Musician

My wife bought me a Hohner Blues Harp a few years ago and I was timid in my 1st attempt to learn the instrument even though I can play 2 other instruments. The lockdown made trying again an obvious choice and I am having so much fun! Tomlin & Adam Gussow’s lessons were my go-to from the beginning so I was naturally excited about the podcast. I have always been a huge Blues fan but guitar was my focus and I never did a deep dive into learning about the great Harmonica players until now. Furthermore, the podcast obviously highlights many of the current players who are either honoring the classical Blues style or breaking new ground. So, great job and keep it up, Tomlin!

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