Friday, July 12, 2013

The Harmonica

A harmonica sure is one handy musical instrument. I remember a few of my classmates in school had one in their schoolbag. Over here in Malaysia, harmonicas can be bought not only from a music store but also from the older bookstores operated by Chinese companies. No kidding!

Did you know that the mouth organ or harmonica originates in Vienna, Austria in around 1820? Early American players included President Lincoln and Wyatt Earp. Popular artists from the 1960s such as Bob Dylan and John Lennon also integrated the harmonica into their music, with exciting results.

1 comment:

  1. I remembered I blew the harmonica when I was in school..