Listen Up! “H” is for Harmonica

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The harmonica shows up mostly in blues, jazz, country, and some rock ‘n’ roll music. Also known as a blues harp or mouth organ, harmonicas come in many versions. It was first developed in Europe in the early 1800s and appeared in Vienna around 1824.

Abraham Lincoln carried one in his pocket, and harmonicas provided solace to soldiers during the Civil War. Fast forward to today and listen to the incredible Rachelle Plas:

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my husband plays harmonica and I just sent him the link to this video! Wow! Lisa, co-host AtoZ 2015, @ http://www.lisabuiecollard.com

Nice posts. That’s going to be a great piece of information till we reach Z.

Harmonicas are the spice in jazz for sure!! Great to meet you through the challenge!!

Never knew that Abe Lincoln carried a harmonica…. what a fun fact for the day!

I bought a harmonica a few years ago…thinking, “how hard can it be?”. Well, the hardest part for me was trying to breathe! Not as easy as I thought…but nothing really is, is it?
Visiting from A to Z…gonna check out some of your other posts…
TheCyborgMom

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