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Patented USB harmonica upcycles a vintage design from 1893, the era that inspired Steampunk...

This FlashHarp integrates a...
• USEFUL 8GB USB flash drive that can store digital pics, tunes, videos, docs
• PLAYABLE HARMONICA with musicworks made by the market leader
• My instruction and song-lesson videos taught in my own backyard

Hard plastic box protects device while still providing access to USB. Includes plastic cap for USB plug.

Reeds and reed plates are brass on a plastic "comb" (preferred by many players today). I make each one by hand using stainless steel covers that are cut with custom-made tools. I carefully combine the memory and musical workings—both imported by market leaders—so that each is undisturbed by the other. Result is a digital device with a hobo's soul.

• Sweet gift for anybody who really likes music, especially harmonica music.

• Great for storing outdoorsy songs, videos and pics.

• Just makes more sense than harmonicas that just make music.

Demo FlashHarp at: http://www.HarmonicaUSBdrive.com

Dimensions (in inches) with USB cap on:
Out of plastic box: 3³⁄₁₆ x 7/8 x ¹¹⁄₁₆
In plastic box: 3½ x 1³⁄₁₆ x ¹⁵⁄₁₆

Check out my FAQs at bottom of page here: www.etsy.me/KDQHQv

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ILLINOIS RESIDENTS: Sales tax will be added onto your invoice.
INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS, please include phone number when purchasing (for Customs declaration forms).

Frequently asked questions about BackyardBrand

• A patented 8GB flash drive (U.S. Pat. Nos. D602,940 & D624,550)
• Includes 5-step lesson & 9 videos www.etsy.com/listing/61524612
• A great-sounding, playable little harmonica
• A personalizable accessory
• A 26" - 29" necklace (necklace items only)
• A geeky, musical marriage of convenience and soul
• A unique gift and fun conversation piece
• A hi-tech hunk of real harmonicana
• A collectible

- Full compatibility with USB 1.1 and 2.0
- Dual Channel Flash Memory Architecture
- Hot plug and play; functions like another hard drive
- Supports password protection
- No driver needed (Windows 98SE driver available)
Dimensions (in inches):
With USB cap on, out of plastic box: 3³⁄₁₆ x 7/8 x ¹¹⁄₁₆
• Integrates a harmonica and a flash drive in one
• Stores data such as pics, tunes, videos, just like ordinary flash drives
• Makes great-sounding music
• Makes a fun gift
• Looks fabulous (stainless steel, brass and black)
• Imparts the feeling of a musician carrying an ax to a gig
• Deflects any shaming of your playing ("Hey, it's just a flash drive—chill!"). And even if you stop playing for a while (it happens) should the urge to start playing again strike—which is a lot more likely with a FlashHarp since the USB gives you a reason to keep carrying it—well, I say go for it!
• End up in the back of a drawer like plain, old harmonicas
• Leave you with the vacuous vibe of ordinary flash drives
• Start playing when you plug it in (that's a techy taboo)
• Record audio (there's no mic built-into the FlashHarp)
• Require you to bend or play single notes (but you can if you want to!)

The important thing is setting free the musical spirit inside you. The harmonica has always been a great tool for that. It was good enough for Abe Lincoln—http://bit.ly/109ch1g—so it's good enough for me!

The memory and musical workings are imported and supplied to me brand-new by market leaders. Additional custom-designed and -tooled parts are made just for me here in the state of Illinois, U.S.A. I carefully combine everything by hand so it all coexists peacefully. My video lesson and playalong songs, which demystify the obstacles that often trip folks up, are my finishing touch on a digital device with a hobo soul.
INDIE ARTISTS ALLIANCE: "one of the coolest inventions that we have ever seen combining music and technology." indieartistsalliance.com/2011/04/flashharp/

GIZMODO: "4GBs of musical goodness." gizmodo.com/5397374/instructions-on-playing-the-flashharp-harmonica-usb-drive-come-included

DudeIWantThat: "You might find other USB storage sticks as portable and artful, but this is the only one with the added entrepreneurial potential to score you some beer money." dudeiwantthat.com/gear/music/4gb-flash-drive-harmonica.asp

HGTV: "FlashHarp has the mini mojo to be your main flash drive." marketplace.hgtv.com/Product.aspx?Lid=4145-10110940

Or Google FlashHarp, Harmonica USB or Backyard Harmonica Teacher.
Buy an old-fashioned harmonica and you'll soon feel bound to the tastes of a bunch of honchos in biker garb and mirror sunglasses. By providing utility, FlashHarp slips the harmonica out of the clutches of these elitists and puts its freewheelin' feelin' back where it was when the harmonica was the instrument of choice for cowboys and "hands" of all kinds—including the likes of you. Which is where it belongs.

Now you're free to plug-into the same spirit the early pioneers enjoyed, before the harmonica got put up on its all-too-serious pedestal. So you explore playing in a sort of hi-tech hobo "campground" where no one judges you.

Check out the big backyard of BackyardBrand here: http://bit.ly/vPqaY2
I do. I build it in the National Historic Landmark village of Riverside, Illinois, http://vimeo.com/75615729 which was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, same designer of New York City's Central Park.

The country in which Illinois is situated, U.S.A., sprang from the imaginations of its forefolk. Their attempts to make "a more perfect union" proved a work still in progress in 1862 when Abraham Lincoln, our first poet president and Illinois' favorite son, penned the Emancipation Proclamation: http://1.usa.gov/xEcZ7F This was the precise date the first harmonicas started arriving in the U.S.

Some even say the harmonica was one of Lincoln's favorite things. http://bit.ly/109ch1g
That's for you to say but I think Abe Lincoln would have loved it! After all, Lincoln's stovepipe hat was no style statement—it was a stash for notes on everything from the Gettysburg Address to his patent for a barge-sized buoy. Who couldn't use more room for cool data like that? (Call it your "Plan B.B.")

I'll say this. Unlike harmonica hopefuls who carry a harmonica briefly then accidentally lose it one day on the bus, FlashHarp owners have reason to keep carrying the FlashHarp even if they never master playing (plus it helps overcome those too-hi expectation blues!).

Buy a FlashHarp today and get the same happiness Lincoln got from playing purely for fun! www.etsy.com/listing/37438292
More about sucking than blowing, crossharp (blues) really crosses up beginners because it makes the 2 "draw" (and 3, 6 and 9 "blows") the tonal center. www.etsy.com/shop/BackyardBrand?section_id=13493203

Straight harp keeps the tonal center the 1, 4, 7, 10 "blows." It's how Billy Joel is blowing on "Piano Man." Acquiring do-ra-mi familiarity in the straight key is a necessary first step for any harmonica player. www.etsy.com/shop/BackyardBrand?section_id=13498720

If you know how to play single notes, you know it's like riding a bike—and your skill will easily transfer to a FlashHarp. If you've yet to master single notes and want to, I offer this: www.etsy.com/listing/55473256
1) DO NOT SEPARATE THE BOX HALVES. Returns are not accepted for FlashHarps whose box label-seal is not intact—so-called "Intimate items" that may have made contact with someone's lips. (See Policies.)

2) STATE TO ME IN A CONVO THAT THE BOX LABEL-SEAL IS INTACT AND ITEM IS UNUSED. I'll provide a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number.

3) WRITE RMA# CLEARLY ON OUTSIDE OF RETURN SHIPPING BOX. Refunds do not include the cost of shipping and are issued after received goods are confirmed unused. Cost to return to Buyer any goods I find unrefundable will be paid by the Buyer, in advance.

8GB USB Harmonica flash drive with lessons Steampunk


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: harmonica, usb, stainless steel, flash memory, brass, soul
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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