For that teenage boy that loves music, let him learn to make his own. For that teenage boy that’s ‘so cool’ that he’s really difficult to buy anything for. The portable and affordable harmonica, combined with on-line lessons, is a unique gift idea that’s cool enough for even the most image-conscious teenager.
It’s a proven fact that music has many benefits for kids, but pianos and lessons are beyond the means of many people. Harmonicas are inexpensive, easy to learn to play, and once they hear well played blues on the ‘harp’, any music lover will be hooked.
You can click on the graphic to see Amazon’s selection of harmonicas – it seems that the “Lee Oskar Major Diatonic Harmonica, C” is well recommended for beginners. It’s also within the range of a teen boy’s birthday party gift, especially as it qualifies for the Free Super Saver Shipping (as of this date).
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Include with your gift this web address for free harmonica lessons: http://www.bluesharp.ca/lessons/harmonica_lessons.html. This page opens the door to 5 free lessons for the beginner, a slew of links to other free web links for lessons, and a couple of videos of blues harmonica in action. The interested teen will soon be finding a host of other harmonica resources on the web, and perhaps a new lifelong hobby. Learning and playing the harmonica instead of playing video games. What a great gift that would be.
Definitely not your everyday birthday gift.