harmonica harmonica  /hɑr ˈmɑ nɪ kə/


  • (n) a small rectangular free-reed instrument having a row of free reeds set back in air holes and played by blowing into the desired hole



  1. The harmonica was only a toy, a gadget that belonged to newsboys and sailors.
  2. It was a big week for the harmonica.
  3. Once a Musicians' Union man was asked if a harmonica was a musical instrument.


  1. Mayor to play harmonica during Juneteenth performance

    Mayor to play harmonica during Juneteenth performance
    on June 22, 2013     Source: FOX 11 Reno

  2. Press Play: 'Remembering Little Walter'

    Harmonica ace Mark Hummel has assembled a stellar group of contemporary blues harp players — Charlie Musselwhite, Billy Boy Arnold, Sugar Ray Norcia, James Harman and Little Charlie Baty — for this tribute to Little Walter, the first and only musician inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame solely for his prowess as a harmonica virtuoso.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Marin Independent Journal

  3. Legendary W.Va. musician says hes blessed for career

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Charlie McCoy has earned the right to be called a legendary musician. Hes also earned the right to winter in Florida, where he does at least bring his harmonica along for the handful of concerts hell play while relaxing near t...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Charleston Daily Mail

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  1. "I figured he was going to play the guitar, but he pulled out his harmonica and he just killed all of the people who heard him at that time, because nobody was playing jazz harmonica like that," said Taylor, a 1988 Jazz Master, in presenting the...
    on Oct 19, 2008 By: Billy Taylor Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "They had better guys on guitar, so that's when I got more or less strung-out on the harmonica," Piazza said.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Rod Piazza Source: Kalamazoo Gazette - MLive.com

  3. "Chet said, 'I'll play my violin and sing and you'll play your banjo and your harmonica and we'll do all the things we're not known for,"' Paul said. "Well, I was terrible on the harmonica, terrible on the banjo and I sang just as bad as I...
    on Apr 22, 2007 By: Les Paul Source: USA Today

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