Three summers ago, whilst living in Southern Utah (one of the most breathtaking landscapes in this country), I decided to teach myself how to play the harmonica. I learned ‘Happy Birthday’ and ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ and would hike up into the canyons by myself to meditate, worry about being killed by a bear, and blow on my harp.
Since that summer I have stopped playing harmonica, but my boyfriend gifted me harmonica lessons at Old Town School of Music for my birthday. I am drawn to the harmonica because of the incorporation of breath and it’s simplicity. Plus, I love the blues, Bob Dylan, Mazzy Star…I mean let’s face it: the harmonica is dead sexy.
Yoga Harmonica Playlist:
Amazing Grace–The Harmonica Dennis M. Cooper
Like a Rolling Stone– Bob Dylan
Run-Around –Blues Traveler
Sonny Boy’s Harmonica Blues — Sonny Boy Williamson
Flowers In December — Mazzy Star
Come Pick Me Up –Ryan Adams
I Shall Be Released — Bob Dylan
Two Coins– Dispatch