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About Pat Missin
Brief biographical data about the author of this site.

Fairly Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to questions about the harmonica that I am asked... erm... fairly frequently.

Books by Pat Missin
Books about the harmonica and related instruments.

Uncommon Harmonica Techniques
Tips and tricks you are unlikely to find anywhere else.

A Brief History of Mouth Blown Free Reed Instruments
Ancestors and cousins of the harmonica.

Harp Gallery
Some of the more unusual harmonicas from my collection.

Harmonica 78s
Rare harmonica recordings not available anywhere else.

Harmonica Patents
Notable or curious designs found in the patent archives of several countries.

More than any sane person would ever need to know about tuning harmonicas.

Articles that I wrote back in my pre-internet days.

Reviews of new harmonicas and related products.

In case you were wondering whether I could actually play the harmonica.

Virtual Garage Sale
Stuff for sale.

Harmonica Links
Links to other good harmonica websites.

General Links
Some of my favorite places on the web.

Special thanks to...
...all those people who have helped me with the material presented on this website.

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This page last updated 20th September 2016