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Harmonica World is published six times a year at the beginning of February, April, June, August, October and December. It is delivered free to all NHL paid up members.

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Here are the contents from the latest magazine issue. Some earlier issues are listed below.

magazine Main Contents - Dec/Jan 2015
  • H2014 AGM and Contest Results
  • George Current - A Wee Drop of Scotch
  • Steve Baker - Low Tuned Marine Band Harmonicas - Part 2
  • Dave Taylor - Three Things You Can Do For The NHL
  • Liam Ward - How To Use Overblows In The Blues
  • Brendan Power - What’s Wrong With The Harmonica?
  • David Barrett - Introduction to Blues Chromatic - Part Nine
  • Ross Garren - Interview With Mike Turk
  • Tony Eyers - Recording Gear
  • Reviews - Electric Butter CD By Rob Paparozzi and CDs by Grady Champion and Mississippi Heat

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The A5 sized magazine usually has between 36 to 48 pages and has regular and occasional columns by known harmonica artists (Brendan Power, Cheng Jang Ming, Tony Eyers, Steve Shaw, Pat Missin, Joe Filisko, Steve Baker, David Barrett, Liam Ward, Ross Garren, Rob Paparozzi, Richard Taylor, Steve Jennings, Keith Parker... ), interviews with harmonica players, details about all NHL events and contests, some world wide events, blues and jazz jams, chromatic performance and techniques, people of interest, CD and book reviews, technical and repair information, news and material about anything related to the harmonica. It also includes paid advertisements from suppliers of goods and services such as Hohner, Lee Oskar, Seydel, Tombo and Suzuki plus mail order companies.

Readers, including the club members, are invited to submit articles of up to around 1000 words for publication. Reviews, interviews, and articles should be accompanied by high resolution images (.jpg, .tif). Space is often limited, so material might not always be used immediately. Text should preferably be in electronic format (.txt,.rtf, .doc). The Editor has the final decision on all material submitted for publication and will help with any editing which is required. The Editor retains the right to decide what material is accepted for printing.

Copy deadlines are the end of February, April, June, August, October and December. Contact Roger Trobridge for contributions or queries about the magazine and about advertising in it.

The magazine is printed in black and white on gloss art paper, with coloured covers and some coloured internal pages, by Meridian Printers, Spalding, Linconshire.

Copy deadlines are the end of February, April, June, August, October and December. Contact Roger Trobridge for contributions or queries about the magazine, and advertising in it. Any members wishing to help with the magazine.

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Here are some recent issues. The magazine articles are sometimes linked to videos, sound files or sheet music. To access these links visit the National Harmonica League web site.

Harmonica World - News - We are now posting some of the news items as they come in on our rtrob.tumblr.com website. They will be collected as normal for the News Section of the next magazine.

magazine Main Contents - Oct/Nov 2014
  • H2014 Bristol Festival, 24-26 Oct - Artists, Tickets, Concert, Contest, Workshops
  • Nick Smee - An Impulsive Purchase - Part 2
  • Steve Baker - Low Tuned Marine Band harmonicas - Part 1
  • Steve Shaw - Taking a break....
  • Liam Ward - An experiment in 5th position
  • Brendan Power - The Wacky World of Harmonica Patents
  • David Barrett - Introduction to Blues Chromatic - Part Eight
  • Ross Garren - Tim Kobza - Harmonicas in Sessions
  • Tony Eyers - The 2014 Asia Pacific Harmonica Festival
  • Reviews - CD/Book Reviews, Anthonio Serrano, Eddie Martin, Boomerangs and Crackerjacks
magazine Main Contents - Aug/Sept 2014
  • H2014 Bristol Festival, 24-26 Oct - Artists/Tickets/Contest
  • Colin Marshall - Obituary; A Tribute to Larry Adler.
  • Chromatic Weekend and Blue Saturday Reports
  • Steve Shaw - I can’t hear you…
  • Phil Hopkins - A Conversation with Tommy Morgan - Part 2
  • Liam Ward - Women in the world of harmonica
  • Brendan Power - Make Your Own Stretch Harps.
  • David Barrett - Introduction to Blues Chromatic - Part Seven
  • Ross Garren - Reeds for the Record
  • Tony Eyers - Harmonicas in Australia - Ray Grieve.
  • Pat Missin - Blue Moon parts, Brendan Power Harps, CDs
magazine Main Contents - June/July 2014
  • Obituaries and Tremolo Cover Story
  • Blue Saturday and CW update
  • Liam Ward - deLay Gratification
  • Steve Shaw - Putting it all Together
  • Phil Hopkins - A Conversation with Tommy Morgan - Part 1
  • Liam Ward - Tragic Heroes of Jug Band Harmonica
  • Brendan Power - Reed Profiling Overview
  • David Barrett - Introduction to Blues Chromatic - Part Six
  • Tony Eyers - Low Low Harmonicas
  • H2014 Bristol 24-26 Oct Lineup
  • CD Reviews - The Hohner Rocket, Mojo Radio, Goldberg/Musselwhite/ Mandel
magazine Main Contents - April/May 2014
  • Dick Powell - Helping Harmonica Players
  • Chromatic Weekend - Harpin' by the Sea
  • Nick Smee - An Impulsive Purchase
  • Steve Shaw - What about Chromatics
  • Liam Ward - Tragic Heroes of Jug Band Harmonica
  • Brendan Power - Another Pioneer Discovered
  • David Barrett - Introduction to Blues Chromatic - Part Five
  • Tony Eyers - My Gear
  • Toots Thielemans calls it a Day
  • CD Reviews - John Sebastian and the J Band, Jefferson Gonsalves, Nine Below Zero, Enrico Granafei
magazine Main Contents - Feb/March 2014
  • Editor, Lee Oskar, Rob Paparozzi, Harry Pitch - Thank You Larry
  • Larry Adler - Larry Adler Says
  • Steve Shaw - Once in a lifetime ...
  • Liam Ward - The Perks of Pushing your Boundaries
  • Phillip Henry - Harmonicas in the Canyon
  • David Barrett - Introduction to Blues Chromatic - Part Four
  • Tony Eyers - Basic Maintenance
  • Robert Bonfiglio, Pat Missin - Cham-ber Huang - an appreciation
  • CD Reviews - Adan Gussow, Keith Dunn, Charlie Musselwhite
magazine Main Contents - Dec/Jan 2014
  • H2013 and AGM reports
  • John Cooper - Moothie Man
  • Brendan Power - The Game is Changing
  • Richard Taylor - Harpin' by the Sea
  • Liam Ward - Swansea Bay Blues
  • Steve Shaw - One has to scatch one's head at times
  • David Barrett - Introduction to Blues Chromatic - Part Three
  • Tony Eyers - Cafe Harmonica
  • NHL Membership List
  • CD Reviews - Birth of Ska
magazine Main Contents - Oct/Nov 2013
  • Artists/Workshops for H2013 Festival in Bristol
  • Jonathan Baillie Strong - Roses, Harmonicas and Greg Zlap
  • Brendan Power - The End Justifies the Means
  • Cheng Jang Ming - Tommy Reilly International Club, TRIC, Part 2
  • Liam Ward - One Harp, Two Songs
  • Steve Shaw - Why Have You Got So Many Harmonicas
  • David Barrett - Introduction to Blues Chromatic - Part Two
  • Tony Eyers - Baroque Recorder and the Harmonica
  • Neil Warren - Colne Blues Harp Explosion - Charlie Musselwhite, Sugar Blue
  • CD Reviews - Colne Blues Festival, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Larry Adler/Django, SPAH 40th
magazine Main Contents - Aug/Sept 2013
  • Artists for H2013 Festival in Bristol
  • John Morgan - Searching for the Ramblin’ Man
  • Brendan Power - Visit to Brazil
  • Cheng Jang Ming - Tommy Reilly International Club, TRIC
  • Liam Ward - 10,000 Hours of Deliberate Practice
  • Steve Shaw - Two Birds with one Stone
  • David Barrett - Introduction to Blues Chromatic - Part One
  • Tony Eyers - Blues Harmonica Introduction
  • CD Reviews - Sonny Boys Mojo, Little Walter Remembered, Bartek Leczycki/Harpcore, Jelly Roll Johnson/Come Rain or Come Shine
magazine Main Contents - June/July 2013
  • Artists for H2013 Festival in Bristol
  • David Carmont - Harp Ninja Software
  • Brendan Power - A Double-Edged Sword
  • Adler Trio - 50 years on Stage
  • Liam Ward - Pigeonholes are for pigeons.
  • Steve Shaw - Early learning.
  • Cathal Johnson - Sean Walshe Traditional Harmonica
  • Rollen Flood - Breathe Easy – The harmonica and health...
  • CD Reviews - Donald Black, Armonauti Trio, MUHA Quartet, Paul Lamb,
    Elias T Hoth, Al Miller, Stephen Beaver
magazine Main Contents - April/May 2013
  • Peg O'My Heart - 100 years old and still going
  • Tony Cresci - Lessons over Skype
  • Brendan Power - Bits and Bobs, Irish Tour
  • Jang Ming - Tommy Reilly - BBC Broadcast Transcript 2
  • Stuart McKay - Harpin' by the Sea
  • Steve Shaw - I Couldn't Hear You
  • Tony Eyers - Tremolo Harmonica Trio
  • Josh Coen - Blues Comix
  • Reviews - Hohner Flex Rack, Duo Harp Quik Change
  • New Chinese Harmonica (Brendan Power), 4 Hole Tunebook
magazine Main Contents - Feb/March 2013
  • Membership Changes
  • Rob Paparozzi - Another Year Gone By
  • Brendan Power - Embossing Obsession
  • Jang Ming - Tommy Reilly - BBC Broadcast Transcript
  • William Gaminara - Professor Leo Dalton
  • Steve Shaw - I Couldn't Hear You
  • Tony Eyers - 4th Position
  • Steve Jennings - Akkorda Korner III
  • Danny Brain - How Does the Harmonica Work
  • Reviews - Jim Hughes Chromatic Method, Blues, Ska and Jazz CDs
magazine Main Contents - Dec/Jan 2013
  • NHL H2012 Festival, Feedback, Images, Contest Results
  • Harp Summit '98 - Paul Messinger
  • Brendan Power - Rick Epping - Embossing
  • Jang Ming - Movement Analysis of Scales
  • Ben Hodgson - a New Member's view of H2012
  • Steve Shaw - I wish I had been at H2012
  • Tony Eyers - Little Walter
  • Reviews - Sonnyboy Harps, Harmonica Minor Tunebook, CDs by the H2012 artists
magazine Main Contents - Oct/Nov 2012
  • NHL H2012 Festival, Oct 26-28 2012 - Stop Press
  • Festival details, transport and accomodation
  • Rob Paparozzi - John Sebastian Sr
  • Brendan Power - Will Scarlett - Four Reeds and Overblows
  • Jang Ming - Tommy Reilly Workshop 4
  • Steve Jennings - Akkorda Korner #2
  • Steve Shaw - It's ear again
  • Pat Missin - Discovery 48, SUB30 Ultrabend
  • Tony Eyers - Back from the Asia Pacific Harmonica Festival
  • Reviews - CDs by Jacob Venndt/Trio Alberti, Tim Hain/Alan Glen
magazine Main Contents - Aug/Sept 2012
  • NHL H2012 Festival, Oct 26-28 2012 - details
  • Why attend a festival?
  • Rob Paparozzi - Summer in America
  • Brendan Power - Suzuki SUB-30 UltraBend - the history
  • Jang Ming - Tommy Reilly Workshop 3
  • Steve Jennings - Akkorda Korner #I
  • Gerry Ezard - 2012 Chromatic Weekend - report
  • Steve Shaw - Learn by ear
  • Pat Missin - Maintenance tools of the trade, Pt3
  • Tony Eyers - Preparing for the Asia Pacific Harmonica Festival
  • Reviews - Fabrizio Poggi/Chicken Mambo, Rachelle Plas, Paul Lamb,
    Mat Walkate, Joe Powers, Muddy Waters Blues Band.
magazine Main Contents - June/July 2012
  • NHL H2012 Festival, Oct 26-28 2012
  • Rob Paparozzi - Randy Singer - Gipsy in his soul
  • Brendan Power - In Praise of the Turbodog
  • Jang Ming - Tommy Reilly Workshop 2
  • Steve Jennings - Back from the dead
  • Pat Missin - Chinese Made Harmonica Illustrations (Book)
  • Steve Shaw - Crisis? What crisis?
  • Social Networking finally networked for me! Noa Bodner
  • Tony Eyers - Chord Harmonicas
  • Brian Holland - Henry Samuels at The Bridge in 2003.
  • Reviews - Repair Toolkits Pt2, Filip Jers, Eddie Armer, Steve Lockwood.
magazine Main Contents - April/May 2012
  • NHL Chromatic Weekend
  • Rob Paparozzi - NAMM, Richard Hunter
  • Brendan Power - Good year for UK Harmonica
  • Jang Ming - Tommy Reilly Workshop
  • John Steele - The day Wullie swallowed his moothie
  • Jim Davies - Button Box and Moothies, 2011
  • Steve Shaw - If you are anything like me...
  • Tony Eyers - What should I play?
  • Setting the Record Straight #1 - My Boy Lollipop
  • Reviews - Repair Toolkits Pt1, Suzuki Olive C-20, Flávio Guimarães, Best of the Blues Band ...
magazine Main Contents - Feb/March 2012
  • NHL Chromatic Weekend
  • Rob Paparozzi - Alive in well in America
  • Brendan Power - Asian Harmonica/Sleeping Giant
  • Jang Ming - Preparing for a harmonica concert Pt4
  • D Quantick - Harmonica Solos on records
  • Adam Glasser - Harmonica in South Africa
  • Steve Shaw - Tremolos
  • Tony Eyers - New tremolo CD
  • Tremolo facts and figures
  • Reviews - Ron Sorin, Jo Ann Kelly, Blues Band
magazine Main Contents - Dec/Jan 2011
  • AGM and old friends at H2011
  • Harmonica Repairs at H2011
  • Brendan Power - Asian Adventure
  • Derek Kirk and Harmonicas for Sale
  • Harmonica Masters Workshops
  • Rob Paparozzi - End of year roundup
  • Steve Shaw - If you did not make it to Bristol ..
  • Tony Eyers - Country Tuning
  • Cheng Jang Ming - Preparing for a concert Pt3
  • Reviews - Thunderbird, Crossover,Tuncay Korkmaz,
    Howard Levy, Philip Jers, Jean Sabot, Will Pound,
    Tim Aves, Zygmunt Zgraja, Chris Barber - CDs
magazine Main Contents - Oct/Nov 2011
  • H2011, Bristol Folk House Information
  • Rory McLeod Interview and Review
  • Brendan Power - New CD with Tim Edey
  • Frustrated Juke and North Korea
  • Harmonica Masters Workshops
  • Rob Paparozzi - Tom Stryker
  • Steve Shaw - Don't Worry, Be Happy - YouTube
  • Tony Eyers - Playing Backup
  • Cheng Jang Ming - Preparing for a concert Pt2
  • Reviews - Errol Linton, Jr Wells, Bertram Becher, Brendan Power, Jefferson Gonsalves CDs
magazine Main Contents - Aug/Sept 2011
  • Gerry Ezard - Visit to Sur Cher 2011
  • Morton Shapero's American Songbook
  • Brendan Power - Half Valved Harmonicas
  • Antonio Serrano - How I met Larry Adler
  • Justin Green - Larry Adler - Musical Legends
  • Rob Paparozzi - Fathers and Sons
  • Steve Shaw - Getting to grips with reels
  • Tony Eyers - The third hole
  • Cheng Jang Ming - Preparing for a concert
  • Reviews - Thunderbird, Slims Custom Cases, CDs
magazine Main Contents - June/July 2011
  • Robert Crumb - Blues Artist
  • Unearthing the Blues - Pat Missin
  • Harmonica Blues (Yazoo) - Joe Filisko
  • Music and Exercises for Chromatic
  • Rob Paparozzi - PT Gazell - 2 Days Out
  • Steve Shaw - Low harps for two Hornpipes
  • Tony Eyers - Harmonica Cases
  • Cheng Jang Ming - Cleaning and Corrosion
  • Reviews - Eddie Martin, Vincent Bucher, Errol Linton, Bob Corritore, Mississippi Heat
magazine Main Contents - April/May 2011
  • Ray Jackson - harp player with Lindisfarne
  • Harpin' by the Sea - report
  • Memories of Morton Frazer
  • Health, Therapy and the Harmonica
  • Rob Paparozzi - Felix Cabrera
  • Steve Shaw - Playing in an Irish session - Two jigs
  • Tony Eyers - Accordions and Harmonicas
  • Cheng Jang Ming - Improving the Chromatic Slide Action
  • Reviews - Trio Globo, Carlos del Junco, Toots Thielemans, Paul Lamb, Harry Pitch, David Naiditch
magazine Main Contents - Feb/Mar 2011
  • Albert Raisner, RIP: 1922 to 2011
  • Ten years after Larry and Tommy
  • John McDougal: Seeing the Unseen Tongue
  • Rob Paparozzi - Fabrizio Poggi in the USA
  • Brendan Power - Chris Michalek, RIP
  • Steve Shaw - New Year’s resolutions - Two hornpipes - link to music page.
  • Tony Eyers - Setting targets for New Year
  • Cheng Jang Ming - The Combined School Concert, Singapore
  • Reviews - Powerbender Book/CD, CDs: Depot - Diamond Joe ....
magazine Main Contents - Dec/Jan 2011
  • The NHL 2010 AGM report
  • The Sonny Boy Williamson Trail
  • Memories of the fantastic H2010 Festival
  • Rob Paparozzi - Nashville's Pat Bergeson
  • Brendan Power - Decoration and Asian Music
  • Steve Shaw - Two tunes by Turlough O'Carolan
  • Tony Eyers - Custom Harmonicas
  • Cheng Jang Ming - How to keep your head still
  • Reviews - CD's by Grant Dermody, Jay Gaunt, Al Price,
    History of the Blues Harmonica Concert
magazine Main Contents - Oct/Nov 2010
  • Festival Artists etc for Harmonica 2010, Bristol, 29 - 31 Oct, 2010
  • Steve Baker - Hohner Deluxe and Crossover - Behind the scenes.
  • David Wright - Harmonic and Rhythmic Improvisation - Part 2
  • Rob Paparozzi - SPAH 47
  • Brendan Power - The PowerBender
  • Steve Shaw - Irish Cross Harp
  • Tony Eyers - Tremolo Harmonica
  • Cheng Jang Ming - Harmonica Lessons with Tommy Reilly
  • Reviews - Sonny Boy's Special,
    Damien Masterson CD Reviews
magazine Main Contents - Aug/Sept 2010
  • Welcome to Harmonica 2010, Bristol, 29 - 31 Oct, 2010
  • Dr Bernhard Lehnert - The Seydel TabTool story
  • Chromatic Weekend June 2010 - Report
  • Rob Paparozzi - California Dreamin‘
  • Brendan Power - Travels in America
  • Steve Shaw - Home alone ...
  • Tony Eyers - Playing Fast
  • Dorothy Hillbeck - Dot Plays Dylan
  • Cheng Jang Ming - Singapore Harmonica Concert on June 8, 2010
  • Reviews - The Harmonica and Traditional Quebecois Music,
    Seydel 1847 Noble, CD Reviews
magazine Main Contents - June/July 2010
  • Jerry Adler Obituary/Norton Buffalo Tribute
  • Harmonica Day in Manchester - Report
  • Spring Festival in Milton Keynes - Report
  • Chromatic Weekend June 2010
  • Rob Paparozzi - Jim Hoke - Connections
  • Brendan Power - Antonio Serrano & Jacob Venndt
  • Steve Shaw - Playing Reels
  • Tony Eyers - On the road in Taiwan
  • Bob Biggard - A Beginner's Journey. Part Two
  • Cheng Jang Ming - Sticky Valves
  • Reviews - Turbocharge Your Harmonica, Ben Hewlett and Sarah Watts Books
magazine Main Contents - April/May 2010
  • Harmonica Day in Manchester
  • Spring Festival in Milton Keynes
  • Chromatic Weekend June 2010
  • Rob Paparozzi - Beatles to Beach Boys
  • Brendan Power - The Slide Diatonic
  • Steve Shaw - Going it Alone - Playing Solo
  • Tony Eyers - First Position Blues - the High Notes
  • Bob Biggard - A Beginner's Journey. Part One
  • Cheng Jang Ming - Review of the Suzuki Sirius S-56
  • Reviews - Melodica - The Harmonica’s Keyboard Cousin
magazine Main Contents - Feb/March 2010
  • Eddie Clarke - his life and music
  • Membership Renewals and Gift Aid
  • Chromatic Weekend June 2010
  • Rob Paparozzi - From Bela Fleck to Brubeck
  • Brendan Power - Getting out of a rut
  • Steve Shaw - Playing Scottish Music for Burns Night
  • Tony Eyers - Third Position Blues
  • Pat Missin - Noron Buffalo remembered
  • Cheng Jang Ming - Concert in Singapore
  • Reviews - Suzucki G-48 Gregoire Maret Chromatic,
    CDs - Irish music on Tremolo, Franz Chmel, ..
magazine Main Contents - Dec/Jan 2010
  • H2009 - NHL AGM - Bristol
  • H2009 Festival Report
  • Rob Paparozzi - The Garden State Harmonica Festival
  • Brendan Power - Shuttling round haromica festivals
  • David Wright - Harmonic and Rhythmic Improvisation
  • Steve Shaw - Playing Irish music at speed
  • Tony Eyers - Preparing to play with other musicians
  • Cheng Jang Ming - Concert in Singapore
  • Reviews - Suzuki Manji, Hohner Crossover harmonicas
  • Reviews - Instruction books by David Barrett and Ben Hewlett.
magazine Main Contents - Oct/Nov 2009
  • H2009 - NHL Festival Oct 23-25 - Bristol
  • Report - Joe Filisko in Brighton, UK
  • Rob Paparozzi - SPAH 2009 and Madcat's new CD
  • Brendan Power - Eastern European Festivals
  • Richard Taylor - Riding on the L&N
  • Steve Shaw - The Eavesdropper, Pet of the Piper
  • Tony Eyers - Breathing Life into Music
  • Cheng Jang Ming - Saxony Chromatic
  • News/Reviews - Hering Membi, Piazza and Madcat harmonicas
  • CD Reviews - James Cotton, Kim Wilson, Nine Below Zero
magazine Main Contents - Aug/Sept 2009
  • H2009 - NHL Festival Oct 23-25 - Bristol
  • Christelle Berthon - How to Build a Solo
  • Rob Paparozzi - New Harps and Cool Items
  • Brendan Power - Paddy Richter Tuning
  • Richard Taylor - Cupping the Harmonica - Part 2
  • Steve Shaw - Awkward or What - 9/8 Slip Jigs
  • Tony Eyers - Practicing by Thirds
  • Cheng Jang Ming - F=E# and C=B# on Chromatic
  • News/Reviews - Bends Diatonics, Seydel 1847 and CDs
  • NHL Spring Festival and Chromatic Weekend Reports
magazine Main Contents - June/July 2009
  • Sam Haywood - Harmonica Champion 1919-27
  • Christelle Berthon - Breathing Techniques
  • Rob Paparozzi - Tabby and Charley Leighton
  • PT Gazell - Half Valving a Diatonic
  • Brendan Power - Diatonic Dreams
  • Richard Taylor - Cupping the Harmonica - Part 1
  • Steve Shaw - Down in South West of Ireland
  • Tony Eyers - Harmonica Arpeggios
  • Cheng Jang Ming - Playing a Counter Melody
  • News and Reviews - Bends Diatonics and CDs
  • Jia-Yi He, Recital Pieces for Chromatic (book)
magazine Main Contents - April/May 2009
  • Jai-Yi He in London
  • Richard Taylor - Tuning up the band
  • Steve Shaw and Get your feet under the table
  • Tony Eyers on First Position Tunes
  • Jang Ming on the Suzuki Fabulous Chromatic
  • Gerry Ezard/Patrick Ellis - Playing in a Band
  • Jeff Dakin - From the Bedroom to the Harp
  • Brendan Power on Alternative Tunings
  • Rob Paprozzi on Harpin' through the Decades
  • Keith Parker on the hard times ahead
  • News and Reviews - Bends Chromatics
magazine Main Contents - Feb/March 2009
  • Richard Taylor - Whammer Jammer Pt4
  • Steve Shaw and Get up and Play/3 Reels
  • Tony Eyers on Third Position Tunes
  • Jang Ming on Willie Burger in Singapore
  • Harmonica Jazz
  • Brendan Power on Learning by Teaching
  • Rob Paprozzi in Japan
  • Asia Pacific Festival in China Nov 2008
  • Gregoire Maret at the London Barbican
magazine Main Contents - Dec/Jan 2009
  • Richard Taylor - Whammer Jammer Pt3
  • Steve Shaw and Waltz for Polle
  • Tony Eyers on First Position Tunes
  • Jang Ming on Chromatic windsavers
  • England welcomes William Galison - work permits
  • Brendan Power on Gregoire Maret
  • H2008 Festival report
  • Barry Davison on Sonny Jr and the Holy Grail
  • Steve Shaw reviews Play Irish Music on the Chromatic Harmonica by Brendan Power.
magazine Main Contents - Oct/Nov 2008
  • Information on the upcoming H2008 Festival
  • Whammer Jammer Pt2 by Richard Taylor
  • Steve Shaw and Gillan's Apples
  • Soloing and the blues scale by Tony Eyers
  • Chromatic slide control by Jang Ming
  • Bob Dylan and his love affair with the harmonica
  • Brendan Power on YouTube videos
  • Rob Paparazzi and 45 years of SPAH
  • Reviews of CX12 Jazz and Tombo Ensemble Harmonicas
magazine Main Contents - Aug/Sep 2008
  • Information on the upcoming H2008 Festival
  • Steve Shaw's version of Over the Moor to Maggie can be heard on the NHL Music page
  • Harp Surgery: a new article by Richard Taylor
  • Harmonica tuition from Tony Eyers
  • Breath control by Jang Ming
  • Belper Harmonica Revellers 60th Anniversary
  • Peter Handy's Guide to pubs & jams around North Staffs
  • Upcoming Harmonica Masters Workshop in Germany
  • Review of new Brazilian harmonica manufacturer, Bends
  • Recent esteemed visitors to the London Harps group
magazine Main Contents - Jun/July 2008
  • Information on the upcoming Chromatic Weekend
  • Article on the Hazmat Modine band
  • Review of the Hohner 683
  • All the information on the upcoming October H2008 Festival
  • Footage from the recent Spring Festival can be seen on the Spring Festival page
  • Pat Missin on Ergo Harmonicas
  • Steve Shaw's Irish tuition music can be found on the NHL Music page
  • Keith Parker visits a Mark Hummel 'blow-out'
  • Review of the Hohner Hoodoo harmonica amplifier
  • Searching out the ultimate Green Bullet microphone
  • All the usual CD & DVD reviews
magazine Main Contents - Apr/May 2008
  • Little Walter inducted into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame
  • Details of the upcoming Spring Festival
  • Pat Missin takes a look at Lee Oskar
  • How to run a local harmonica group
  • Brendan Power's visit to the NAMM music trade show in California
  • Chang Yang Ming interviews Willi Burger
  • Steve Shaw's Irish Harmonica tuition
  • CD & DVD reviews
magazineMain Contents - Feb/Mar 2008
  • Cyril Davies Tribute Night to be held on March 1st
  • Willi Burger's concerts in Singapore & Hong Kong
  • Steve Shaw looks at two Hornpipe tunes
  • Keith Parker looks at the harp players lost in 2007
  • Interview with Nobuo Yagi, the great Japanese player
  • CD & DVD reviews
  • Tuition pieces from Pat Missin
  • How to use Band In A Box
magazineMain Contents - Dec/Jan 2007/8
  • The harmonica in Africa
  • Cheng Jang Ming on how to hold the harmonica
  • Steve Shaw on Irish music on the harmonica
  • A list of all the NHL members
  • Paul Gillings takes a snapshot of H2007
  • Article on the Japanese player: Nobuo Yagi
  • Report from the Harmonica Masterclass Workshop
  • Review of the Planetone Harmonica
magazineMain Contents - Oct/Nov 2007
  • Harmonica 2007 preview.
  • Brendan Power reports from the SPAH festival
  • Stateside by Rob Paparozzi
  • Tongue blocking versus puckering
  • How to make it as a harmonica player, by Tom Ball
  • Review of Paul Lamb's new tuition DVD
  • Review of the Hohner Highlander harmonica, as played by Donald Black
magazineMain Contents - Aug/Sep 2007
  • Harmonica 2007 preview. For more info on the festival see: H2007
  • Article on Willi Burger, an artist at H2007
  • Chromatic weekend review
  • Joe Powers on tango music on the harmonica
  • Information on the 4th Harmonica Masters Workshops
  • Article on bluesman Duster Bennett
  • Review of Seydel Hyperamp HA 1510 REV
  • Irish music by Steve Dooley
magazineMain Contents - Jun/Jul 2007
  • Brendan Power has joined forces with Suzuki
  • Rob Paparozzi on working with Divas
  • Review of the recent Spring Festival
  • Steve Shaw on modifying your harp for Irish music
  • The second installment from Keith Parker's Spanish travels
  • Details on the upcoming annual festival in Bristol: H2007
  • Tango harmonica by Joe Powers
  • Reviews of the new Seydel 1847 harmonica & lots of CD reviews
  • Tuition: go to the music page for examples
magazineMain Contents - Apr/May 2007
  • Brendan Power tells of his recent harmonica travels
  • Rob Paparozzi takes an in-depth look at Howard Levy's new tuition DVD
  • News on the upcoming NHL Spring Festival
  • A new column by Steve Shaw on Irish harmonica
  • Another new column, from Keith Parker on his Spanish travels
  • Reports on the trio of international harp stars to recently perform in the UK: Mickey Raphael, Toots Thielemans & Howard Levy
  • Tuition: by Les Henry, formerly of Cedric of the Three Monarchs
  • Reviews of harmonicas & CDs
magazineMain Contents - Feb/Mar 2007
  • A look at harmonica maestro Howard Levy
  • Fancy taking a harmonica exam?
  • Review of the Harmonix Modular Harmonica
  • Ben Felton reviews jazz album 'Murmures'
  • Tuition: Introduction to Overblows
  • Music download: music & scores for 'Meditation'
  • All your favourite regular columns
magazineMain Contents - Dec/Jan 2006/7
  • Feature on the much acclaimed H2006 at Bristol
  • First article by French maestro Ben Felton
  • Interview with female harmonica player Annie Raines
  • Harmonica puzzles!
  • Reviews of all the goodies you want for Christmas
  • Where to locate the burgeoning set of harmonica get togethers around the country
  • Tuition: from Mox Gowland & Ben Hewlett
magazineMain Contents - Oct/Nov 2006
  • News on Harmonica 2006 in Bristol this October
  • An article on Joe Filisko, playing at Harmonica 2006
  • How to assess a chromatic harmonica by Chang Jang Ming. Go to the NHL music page to download the full article
  • Frank Eatwell: the end of an era
  • All the news & reviews for you to peruse
  • Tuition: learning to use bent notes effectively: by Steve Baker(also playing at Harmonica 2006)
magazineMain Contents - Aug/Sep 2006
  • News on Harmonica 2006 in Bristol this October
  • New Suzuki Harmonicas
  • Tuition from Mick Kinsella
  • Reports on Spring Festival, Blue Saturday & Chromatic Weekend
  • The usual CD reviews & the Competition
  • Brendan Power on Iron Lung
magazineMain Contents - Jun/Jul 2006
  • How to get to Carnegie Hall by Rob Paparozzi
  • Tuition: Greg Szlapczynski: improvising without bending: part 2
  • Latest reviews of DVDs by Howard Levy & on Harmonica Repair plus reviews of the latest albums
  • Suzuki SCX-48 chromatic review
  • The Dror Adler Classical Project - hear music samples and read more
  • 35 years of the Con Brio Trio
  • The Douglas Tate Memorial Service
magazineMain Contents - Apr/May 2006
  • Poster of the World Harmonica Festival
  • Tuition: Greg Szlapczynski on how to improvise without bending
  • Latest reviews of albums by Fred Yonnet, Junior Wells, Willi Burger & more
  • Information on the NHL Spring Festival
  • Review of Seydel's new superlow harps
  • Playing staccato with Cheng Jang Ming
  • And much more!
magazineMain Contents - Feb/Mar 2006
  • Dedicated to Douglas Tate: 1934-2005
  • Features: Douglas Tate
  • Cheng Jang Ming on Douglas Tate
  • Brendan Power - Which Harp to choose
  • Rob Paparozzi - Tuition in a Canyon
  • Tuition by Douglas Tate
  • Music from Douglas Tate is available on the NHL music page.
  • Reviews & competition
magazineMain Contents - Dec/Jan 2005/06
  • A look back at Harmonica 2005
  • Douglas Tate: 1934-2005
  • Regular columns by Rob Paparozzi & Cheng Jang Ming
  • Howard Levy Harmonica Camp, by Ben Hewlett
  • Donald Black plays Scottish Mouth Organ
  • Tuition: playing counter melodies by Pat Missin.
        Hear the slowed-down Pufferbillies
  • Reviews of the latest harmonica CDs, books & DVDs
  • NHL Membership list, 2005
magazineMain Contents - Oct/Nov 2005
  • Brendan Power on how to choose the right harp for you
  • All you need to know about Harmonica 2005
  • A look at the 60s at 60: as appearing at the festival
  • Rob Paparozzi on The Bonfiglio Chromatic Seminar
  • A new column on classical chromatic playing
  • A European Blues Association week
  • A review of the Suzuki MR-200 Harpmaster
  • The harmonica day in Sible Hedingham
  • Tuition: Band-in-a-box.
magazineMain Contents - Aug/Sep 2005
  • All you need to know about the October festival
  • Contest information
  • Brendan Power on the evolution of the harmonica
  • Rob Paparozzi on session work
  • Obituary of Willy Dannecker
  • A review of the Suzuki Tremelo Chromatic
  • Part three of Keith Parker's trip to Chicago
  • Harry Pitch concert
  • Tuition - Dixon of Dock Green & He Ain't Heavy
  • Album reviews
  • Save money on your NHL subscription
magazineMain Contents - Jun/Jul 2005
  • Information on the October festival
  • Report on the Spring Festival
  • Gerry Ezard makes a record
  • Mickey Raphael plays Georgia On My Mind
  • A review of Marine Band Deluxe
  • Carlos Del Junco album review
  • Rob Paparozzi on Charlie Leighton
  • New owners for Seydel
  • Tuition - Ashokan Farewell
  • Plus all your favourite regulars!
magazineMain Contents - Apr/May 2005
magazineMain Contents - Feb/Mar 2005
  • Jig Jazz
  • Jim Conway
  • Feature - Thailand’s Harmonicas
  • The Little Miracle
  • Asian Mouth Organs
  • Making Khaens in Thailand
  • Harmonica Masters Workshop
  • Pat Missin on Super TAB
  • The music files of the Mozart Concerto are on the NHL Music page.
  • Review of DVDs by Nine below Zero, The Blues Band, Paul Lamb
  • Competition for Nine Below Zero DVD
Main Contents - Dec/Jan 2005
  • Rick Epping on his visit to our Festival.
  • Obituary for Max Geldray.
  • Review of Harmonica 2004, in Bristol, Oct 29-31.
  • Reviews of "Harmonica Swing" and Four in Accord CDs.
  • A Christmas Stocking of new CDs.
  • News, and the Events diary.
  • Some Christmas music with midi files on the NHL Music page.
  • The announcement of SuperTab
Main Contents - Oct/Nov 2004
  • Brendan Power on the Asian Championships.
  • Jens Bunge on the Asian Championships.
  • Full details of Harmonica 2004, in Bristol, Oct 29-31.
  • Reviews of the New Suzuki Suprano, Alto and Baritone harmonicas.
  • Reviews of Rev Doc and the Congregation CD.
  • News, and the Events diary.
  • Competition for Jefferson Gonçalves CD, Gréia.
  • The midi file for The Lark in the Clear Air on Page 27 is on the NHL Music page.
Main Contents - Aug/Sept 2004
  • Brendan Power on Harmonicall, France.
  • Eddie Armer on the Harmonica France festival.
  • Details of Harmonica 2004, in Bristol, Oct 29-31.
  • Interview with Charlie Musselwhite in London.
  • Reviews of Charlie Musselwhite and Alan Glen CDs.
  • Events diary.
  • Competition for Charlie Musselwhite's CD, Sanctuary.
Main Contents - June/July 2004
  • Brendan Power on the Denmark festival and Flip Jers.
  • Spring Festival in Birmingham.
  • The Boomerang reissue and new harmonicas from Seidel.
  • More from the Windy City pilgrimage.
  • CD and DVD reviews.
  • Bill Nighy - Harmonica Actually.
  • Events diary.
  • Competition for Harmonica Manufacturers book.
  • The music files for Exercise 2 on Page 27 are on the NHL Music page.
Main Contents - April/May 2004
  • Brendan Power on Rick Epping and Mick Kinsella.
  • Spring Festival in Birmingham.
  • Dave Barrett - Practising for success.
  • Report on his Harmonica Masterclass.
  • CD and DVD reviews.
  • XB-40 bending exercises.
  • Events diary.
  • Competition for Tommy Morgan CD.
  • The music files for Exercise 1 on Page 26 are on the NHL Music page.
Main Contents - Feb/Mar 2004
  • Keith's homage to the Windy City.
  • Button Boxes and moothies.
  • New harp mic harness.
  • Christmas Quiz Answers.
  • CD and DVD reviews.
  • Moothie for beginners.
  • Events diary
Main Contents - Dec/Jan 2003/4
Main Contents - Oct/Nov 2003
  • Harmonica 2003 Programme.
  • SPAH 2003.
  • Chugging with Ben Hewlett.
  • Robert Bonfiglio.
  • Steve Baker Review
Main Contents - Aug/Sept 2003
  • Corky Siegel Live.
  • Harmonica 2003 - Festival Preview.
  • Long Distance Learning.
  • Win a Tommy Reilly CD.
Main Contents - June/July 2003
  • Spring Festival Report.
  • New Hohner XB-40 Harp.
  • Music for the Stella Artois Advert.
  • William Galison visit to UK.
  • The midi files for the Stella Artois article on Page 27 are on the NHL Music page.
Main Contents - April/May 2003
  • Spring Festival Preview.
  • New Suzucki Harmonicas Reviewed.
  • Harmonicas in Schools Special.
  • Tuition - Harmonica Note Layouts.
  • The midi files for the Sam Hall article on Page 27 are on the NHL Music page.
Main Contents - Feb/Mar 2003
  • Photos from Harmonica 2002.
  • Dates for Spring Festival 2003.
  • Brendan Powers Asian Tour.
  • Advice on Practicing.
  • The midi file for the Amazing Grace music on Page 24 is on the NHL Music page.
Main Contents - Dec/Jan 2003
  • AGM reports
  • Harmonica 2002 report
  • Interview with Carey Bell
  • Blue Saturday report
Main Contents - Oct/Nov 2002
  • Interview with Alan Glen
  • Interview with Steve Jennings Pt3
  • Harmonica 2002 programme and arrangements
  • CD and video reviews
Main Contents - Aug/Sept 2002
  • Obituaries for Pete Petersen and John Walton.
  • Interview with William Galison by Cathi Norton.
  • Review of the Spring Festival in Birmingham.
  • Details of the annual festival in Bristol, Oct 18th -20th 2002.
  • Interview with Steve Jennings.
  • Contest and Postal Competition Forms
  • Brief reviews of French and Dutch Festivals
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