Music Theory for Harmonica Players Part 1 – Introduction

Music theory is intimidating for a lot of new players but that’s usually down to misconceptions. Although it can appear arcane, stuffy and overly formalised that needn’t be the case.

In this series of posts I’ll attempt to present the essential information in a clear and straightforward way and demonstrate how the application of even a small amount of musical knowledge can open doors in your playing.

Music theory will not rob your playing of feeling or emotion. I know you like to “play what you feel”. Rather than restricting your creativity, the application of music theory will enhance it. Exciting, right?

There’s no rush. Give yourself time for each new concept and piece of information to sink in. If you get frustrated, forget it for a while and play some more. It’s all part of the ride.