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You can learn to play the Chromatic Harmonica, with our book Love of Chromatic Harmonica… Techniques & Advice From the Worlds Best!

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Free video tutorial samples on the basics about playing a Chromatic Harmonica. We have videos for all levels, from beginner to long time player.

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Private chromatic harmonica lessons with David Kettlewell. Simply fill out the contact form and send to discuss with David.

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CUSTOM HARPS BY  DAVID KETTLEWELL…AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE FROM DEIBEL INSTRUMENT COMPANY…

ENDORSEMENT OF INSTRUMENTS CUSTOMIZED BY KETTLEWELL FROM LARRY MALES“I have a Kettlewell Frictionless Mouthpiece SLIDER for each of my three harps. I am a total fan of this device as it allows for a relaxed embouchure and I have not had to clean my instruments as often. As a beginner I think I will advance faster using the ” cool ice ” slider. If you purchase a custom instrument from David (through the Deibel Instrument Company) you will have a harmonica that will be better than anything you play. That’s my considered opinion.” (Thank you Larry, David).
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I have a wood cover Suzuki Maret, customized completely by David Kettlewell. Such an easy harp to play, beautiful rich tone, favorite of my 12 holers. When you have a harmonica customized by David you have it all, the best sound you will get. This is not a paid endorsement. Larry Males.

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AND FROM TAMMY LYNN…“The COOL ICE Frictionless Mouthpiece SLIDER is amazing!!! It takes all the struggles out of playing. I love it!!!” (Thank You Tammy, David)
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The customized SUZUKI SIRIUS BASS S-48B. Said Kettlewell, “I’d never seen this one or played it before, but it is exquisite, providing the player a unique color of sound which is a worthy addition to any group of pro harps. Like having a cello. Airtightening by Kettlewell done by his proprietary stoning of top of comb and lapping mouthpiece components, fitted with Kettlewell Frictionless Mouthpiece SLIDER, and Kettlewell ERGO button. The SLIDER makes movement to new note hole positions easy and ends use of saliva to lubricate, so harp stays much cleaner. Provides relaxed embouchure to player. Send an email using the CONTACT link above on this site for more info on this harp offered worldwide by Deibel. (Autographed and numbered, with Certificate of Authenticity…if you so choose. $35.)
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AVAILABLE IN 10 DAYS ISH…2 of these were just received by Deibel, should be here and ready for you in 10 days from 5 26 20. The customized SUZUKI GREGOIRE MARET 12 hole Wood Cover Solo tuned harp…perhaps the richest toned harp made…with airtightening by Kettlewell done by his proprietary stoning of top of comb and lapping mouthpiece components, fitted with Kettlewell Frictionless Mouthpiece SLIDER, and Kettlewell ERGO button. The SLIDER makes movement to new note hole positions easy and ends use of saliva to lubricate, so harp stays much cleaner. Provides relaxed embouchure to player. Loved by those who play them. Very warm, inviting tone. Send an email using the Contact link above on this website for information on securing this instrument. (Autographed and numbered, with Certificate of Authenticity…if you so choose. $35.)
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Fully Customized Hohner CX-12 Gold chromatic brings the unique sound and projection of the CX series, but adds airtightening and the Kettlewell Frictionless Mouthpiece SLIDER- which makes movement to new note hold positions easy, ends use of saliva to lubricate and thus keeps harp much cleaner, and provides you relaxed embouchure. The CX-12 Gold is the harp jazz legend in Europe Tollak Ollestad plays, his stock. Send an email using the Contact link above on this website for information on securing this instrument. (Autographed and numbered, with Certificate of Authenticity…if you so choose. $35.)
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SEYDEL SYMPHONY CUSTOM 16 HOLE CHROMATIC HARMONICA BY KETTLEWELL
Built on what is likely the finest stock platform for a custom instrument in existence…the SEYDEL SYMPHONY 16 HOLE CHROMATIC.
Start with the cast aluminum covers flared at back for projection, add solid German Silver Reedplates, long lasting stainless reeds, and a new and better design for comb and mouthpiece screws and mouthpiece assembly. (For details on harp design, see YouTube videos “Seydel Symphony 16 Review #1 GENERAL OVERVIEW David Kettlewell chromatic harmonica.”)
Then add a Kettlewell Frictionless Mouthpiece SLIDER for friction and saliva free movement to new note hole positions AND relaxed embouchure for the player, and a handmade Kettlewell ERGO button and you have the best of the best.
An affordable world class instrument. (Autographed and numbered, with Certificate of Authenticity…if you so choose. $35.)
Interested, send an email message using the Contact link at top of this page. Offered by Deibel Instrument Company.
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SEYDEL SYMPHONY 48 ORCHESTRA TUNED CUSTOM CHROMATIC HARMONICA BY KETTLEWELL
Probably David’s top choice, with cast aluminum covers flared at back for projection, solid German Silver Reedplates with bright long lasting stainless reeds, and a new and better design for comb and mouthpiece screws and mouthpiece assembly. (For details on harp design, see YouTube videos “Seydel Symphony 16 Review #1 GENERAL OVERVIEW David Kettlewell chromatic harmonica.”) 
With ORCHESTRA TUNING, same as a 16 holer with first and last 2 holes taped off. The sweet spot.     
Add a Kettlewell Frictionless Mouthpiece SLIDER for friction and saliva free movement to new note hole positions AND relaxed embouchure for the player, and a handmade Kettlewell ERGO button and you have the best of the best.
An affordable world class instrument. (Autographed and numbered, with Certificate of Authenticity…if you so choose. $35.)
Interested, send an email message using the Contact link at top of this page. Offered by Deibel Instrument Company.
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RECREATION…THE LITTLE PUNK CUSTOM HARP BY KETTLEWELL
ENDORSEMENT FROM LARRY MALES…”I bought it and it is now my daily player. What a marvelous sound, airtight, slider and gorgeous ERGO button. So happy to have this in my collection.”
David Kettlewell’s first customized chromatic harmonica…called the “Little Punk.” The original harp with a badass attitude.
Start with a Seydel Saxony orchestra tuned harp, with its aluminum comb, stainless steel reeds, and super fast 5mm slide throw/straight tuning. (Tuning provides G3 through F#6…the sweet spot.) Then add a Cool Ice Blue Kettlewell Frictionless Mouthpiece SLIDER  (makes movement to new note hole positions easy and provides relaxed embouchure, ends use of saliva for lubrication of lip to mouthpiece) and high polished ERGO (comfortable to the hand at all angles of attack) button. (Just as on the original.) With opened covers at back to improve projection, and cloth blacking on covers to lower high frequencies to your ear, and give you a super grip on the harp as it plays so quickly.
This is an easy to play, super fast harp, requiring very little breath to play, featuring state of the art customizations from Kettlewell, built by Kettlewell. (Autographed and numbered, with Certificate of Authenticity…if you so choose. $35.)
Interested, send an email message using the Contact link at top of this page. Offered by Deibel Instrument Company.
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The “NEW SAPPHIRE” Customized Suzuki Gregoire Maret 12 hole C Solo tuned harp…airtightened by sanding top of comb and lapping mouthpiece components, Kettlewell Frictionless Mouthpiece SLIDER, and Kettlewell ERGO button. One like this is one of David’s daily players. Superb instrument. (David also alters the cover stanchion/cover interface to improve projection and tone, which can be done per your request.) Send an email using the Contact link above on this website for information on securing this instrument. (Autographed and numbered, with Certificate of Authenticity…if you so choose. $35.)
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Customized Suzuki SCX 16 hole Chromatix  C Solo tuned harp…airtightened by sanding top of comb and lapping mouthpiece components, Kettlewell Frictionless Mouthpiece SLIDER, and Kettlewell ERGO button. A world class harp for those who watch their pennies. A harp does not have to cost a lot of money to be a wonderful instrument in practice and performance. (Autographed and numbered, with Certificate of Authenticity…if you so choose. $35.) For pricing, send an email using the Contact link at the top of this website.
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Customized Hohner Super 64x 16 hole C Solo tuned harp…airtightened by sanding top of comb and lapping mouthpiece components, Kettlewell Frictionless Mouthpiece SLIDER, and Kettlewell ERGO button. (Autographed and numbered, with Certificate of Authenticity…if you so choose. $35.) This is an exquisite Hohner harp, professional in every sense of the word. For pricing send a message using Contact link above.
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Customized Hohner Super 64 16 hole C Solo tuned harp…airtightened by sanding top of comb and lapping mouthpiece components, Kettlewell Frictionless Mouthpiece SLIDER, and Kettlewell ERGO button. (Autographed and numbered, with Certificate of Authenticity…if you so choose. $35.) A very fine harp indeed. For pricing send a message using Contact link above.
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Customized Suzuki Sirius 16 hole C Solo tuned harp…airtightened by sanding top of comb and lapping mouthpiece components, Kettlewell Frictionless Mouthpiece SLIDER, and Kettlewell ERGO button. 16 holes have long been considered the workhorse in the world of chromatic harmonica…as you have all the notes you need. (Autographed and numbered, with Certificate of Authenticity…if you so choose. $35.) Send email to David using Contact link above.
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Customized Suzuki Sirius 14 hole C Solo tuned harp…airtightened by sanding top of comb and lapping mouthpiece components, Kettlewell Frictionless Mouthpiece SLIDER, and Kettlewell ERGO button. The 14 hole choice is preferred by many, as it fits in the hand so nicely. (Autographed and numbered, with Certificate of Authenticity…if you so choose. $35.) Send email to David using Contact link above.
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Customized Suzuki Sirius 12 hole C Solo tuned harp…airtightened by sanding top of comb and lapping mouthpiece components, Kettlewell Frictionless Mouthpiece SLIDER, and Kettlewell ERGO button. Interested? Send an email using Contact link above. (Autographed and numbered, with Certificate of Authenticity…if you so choose. $35.) Very well known classic harp, on steroids.
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NOW RESTOCKED… Named the “MAGNIFICO” in honor of Italian composer Andrea Antonello Nacci…a customized Suzuki Fabulous 16 hole C Solo tuned harp…with Kettlewell Frictionless Mouthpiece SLIDER, and Kettlewell ERGO button. To learn more, send an email using Contact link above. (Autographed and numbered, with Certificate of Authenticity…if you so choose. $35.) This is an absolutely pro instrument in every sense of the word…even response in all registers, totally airtight, tone unsurpassed.
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Customized Suzuki Fabulous 12 hole C Solo tuned harp…airtightened by sanding top of comb and lapping mouthpiece components, Kettlewell Frictionless Mouthpiece SLIDER, and Kettlewell ERGO button. The Fabulous 12 simply plays better, even response in all registers, exquisite. (Autographed and numbered, with Certificate of Authenticity…if you so choose. $35.) Send email to David using Contact link above. Feel in hand superb, tone superb.
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Suzuki 14 hole Sirius CHORD Chromatic  Suzuki’s Chord chromatic offering all major, minor, augmented and diminished chords in the key of C over 2 octaves. The joy of chord harps in a handy package. Customized with airtightening and ERGO button. Slider available per your request, with the number of holes you choose. Interested? Send an email using Contact link above. (Autographed and numbered, with Certificate of Authenticity…if you so choose. $35.) Very well known classic harp, on steroids.
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KETTLEWELL ERGO BUTTONS
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KETTLEWELL ERGO BUTTONS are as the name suggests, more ergonomic to the player in play. Comfortable at all angles of attack on the slide button, custom made by Mr. Kettlewell. To ask David to make a button for your harp, use the Contact link up top on this website.
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KETTLEWELL FRICTIONLESS MOUTHPIECE SLIDERS
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KETTLEWELL FRICTIONLESS MOUTHPIECE SLIDERS allow easy and friction-free movement to new note positions, end use of saliva to lubricate harp to lips and thus keep the harp clean, and provide the player with a relaxed embouchure. Send David an email using Contact link above for more information.
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MANY HARPS ARE IN PROGRESS IN THE SHOP AT PRESENT…CHECK BACK TO FIND AVAILABILITY. .
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What do players with the Kettlewell Frictionless Mouthpiece SLIDER say?

From Tina Hutton just now…

“Kettlewell Frictionless Slider. I have two. David made one for my Suzuki Sirius 56 and one for my Seydel Saxony. These are awesome. Playing with it is so much better than without. The sound is easier to get consistent. The smoothness of playing and the ability to move around the harp is effortlessly. I love playing with them. My playing has improved faster, especially playing single notes. I watch his videos on making these and the craftsmanship and time he puts into each individual one is awesome. I highly recommend getting one. I am not a pro player (yet), but I have hope now. These are amazing tools and the benefits are great.” (To order a Slider, use the CONTACT link above to send a personal message to Mr. Kettlewell…he will get back to you promptly.)

Thanks Tina
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WELCOME…MESSAGE FROM DAVID KETTLEWELL…WEBSITE HOST

Welcome to our site! If you love music & CHROMATIC HARMONICA…this website will be a great resource for you.

You’ll find videos on BREATH CONTROL, EMBOUCHURE (use of mouth and hands to create the sound you want), VIBRATO, BENDS, GREAT PLAYERS THROUGH HISTORY, LINKS TO RESOURCES, MUSIC,  and TECHNICAL EXERCISES TO DEVELOP YOUR SKILLS ON CHROMATIC HARMONICA.

You will also find the latest news on the new KETTLEWELL FRICTIONLESS MOUTHPIECE which provides fast and easy movement to new note hole positions with no friction, and no need to lubricate the mouthpiece with saliva.

Come back to visit us often, as we are always adding new videos and articles.

We share something very important…we’ve brought the LOVE OF MUSIC into our lives!

Your Host,

David Kettlewell

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NEW PBS SHOW ON DAVID KETTLEWELL & HIS MUSIC…segment starts at 12:16 in the show

BEGINNER SERIES CHROMATIC HARMONICA with David Kettlewell…(10 videos total)

BREATH SERIES CHROMATIC HARMONICA with David Kettlewell…the breath technique…(8 videos total)

BENDS SERIES ON CHROMATIC HARMONICA with David Kettlewell…(8 videos in series)

VIBRATO SERIES ON CHROMATIC HARMONICA with David Kettlewell (6 videos in series)

PERFORMANCE VIDEOS

REVIEWS OF CHROMATIC HARMONICAS

The New Seydel Symphony Chromatic Harmonica…12 Review Videos Total Covering All

THE MULTI-DIMENSIONAL MUSIC OF KETTLEWELL NACCI

Kettlewell says improvising on these pieces opens doors to new ways of sensing music.

IMPROVISATIONAL STORY ON IMPROVISED MUSIC…A NEW ART FORM CREATED BY American Improvisational Artist David Kettlewell and Italian composer Andrea Antonello Nacci.

ADVANCED TECHNIQUE CHROMATIC HARMONICA

Endorsements

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“I dreamed for years of such a complete and well-done website about Chromatic Harmonica as this; a place to find all possible advice about our beloved instrument, both technical and musical. We all must be grateful to David Kettlewell for having developed this wonderful project and, above all, to have donated to the Community all his skills and experience, absolutely free. So rare. Here you can find everything you need as a beginner, intermediate or  professionally-trained musician. David and all those who have helped him here have filled a void in chromatic harmonica education, creating a portal that’s an absolutely ‘must have’ for every harmonicist who really wants to learn to improve through practicing “the rights things-the right way” which is the proper path to success on the instrument.”

Andrea Antonello Nacci aka Andrej Nansen, Composer and Harmonicist

Andrea Antonello Nacci, composer
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“Masters of Harmonica is a very useful website where you can find all the information you need about how to play the chromatic harmonica. It has helpful study tips and very enjoyable videos, as well as interesting perspectives on music as an art form. A very special topic that David Kettlewell teaches better than anybody else is on breathing — as a classical trained singer, he is specialized in this and has very inspiring videos on this topic. I can recommend the website to chromatic harmonica players on every level!”
Amsterdam, Jazz Harmonica Great/ Listed as one of HOHNER Masters Of The Harmonica
Hermine Deurloo
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MASTERSOFHARMONICA.COM is a useful and valuable tool for chromatic harmonica players desiring to develop their technical and interpretative skills.”
Paris, Jazz harmonica great & composer/ Listed as one of HOHNER Masters Of The Harmonica
Olivier Ker Ourio
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“This website seems a wonderful resource for chromatic harmonica players worldwide and I believe it will of great help to you as you seek both technical and artistic excellence on the chromatic harmonica.”

Venice, International Harmonica Great, composer, author- Method For Chromatic Harmonica
Max De Aloe
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“Harmonica looks to non-experts like a simple, primitive, old instrument. We have needed something on the web showing people what chromatic harmonica really is and it’s musical value.Mastersofharmonica.com is the best website I know of for harmonica lovers. It has a beautiful new look and is a perfect starting point for people who want to know about the chromatic harmonica. I  like the blogs and that people can share their thoughts on, and love of music on the Facebook page. I appreciate the tutorial sections personally, they are very complete and well done.”

Enjoy MASTEROFHARMONICA.COM

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