Ben Bouman

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Ben Bouman

He seems to be born with a harp in his mouth! Playing the harmonica is no more than breathing as he often tells people during his private teaching, workshops and online courses. To breathe or not to breathe ("puffing"), that’s the question!!

He was inspired by his father who played chromatic harp in a harp orchestra. But very soon Ben fell in love with the sound of the Blues harmonica! This fact has never changed since then...

Ben Boiuman can make a harp cry, sing, honk, groove, swing. He plays harp in a groovy blues band called >MarbleTones and he inspires many people with his dedication and love for the sound of the harmonica.

Blues, jazz, Irish music, pop songs, reggae, rock, ethnic music…no matter what it is, he just wants to play his harp and have fun!!

He’s one of the founders of the Harmonica Instituut in Holland. Their goal is to have everyone in Holland play the harmonica. Thanks to the institutute the popularity of the harmonica has beeb growing steadily since the last decade.

Ben is famous for the use of SEYDEL's low keyed harps. In his band his band members already call him: Mr. Didgeridoo.
Playing horn lines on these low key harps is one of the things that are typical for Ben's style and he makes the harmonica sound like a trombone or a tenor saxophone. He loves to play unexpected licks, use different approaches and weird sounds. However, his style is still strongly based on the old masters.



Ben also runs his own homepage, where he offers his customizing to the public. He is specialized on the steel reeds of our 1847 models.

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