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I've just bought a harmonica and have been trying some simple notes. Are free harmonica notes which include the time to play each note available online ?

Finding the notes themselves is straightforward such as https://www.harptabs.com/song.php?ID=25 . This version seems to display the timings https://www.harptabs.com/song.php?ID=3561 represented as a "." . Are there other sources ?

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Don't you just need standard notation? forpiano.com/FILEX/P/02eh89wswp/billy_joel--piano_man2.pdf Text-based 'tabulature' like that is to communicate notes between people already at ease with the timing. –  Lee Kowalkowski Jul 15 '14 at 8:28
@Lee Kowalkowski Currently I cannot read standard notation, perhaps this is something I will learn but it always seemed too much overhead (as have little time to practice) for me when all I want to do is play. –  blue-sky Jul 15 '14 at 8:53
I have absolutely no problem with that! But that does leave you with only playing music that you are familiar with (which shouldn't be an issue at all). I mean, if you're singing for fun, you just fetch the lyrics from the internet and off you go, right? The lyrics are adequate, you don't go searching for lyrics + timings. –  Lee Kowalkowski Jul 15 '14 at 8:56
@Lee Kowalkowski perhaps but at least for me its easier to recognize the timings of lyrics than the timings of notes, but maybe learning the timings of notes by ear comes with practice... –  blue-sky Jul 15 '14 at 9:03
If you can find a midi version of the part you wish to play, you can view the notes that way in a midi editor/viewer. There are tools to view them as sheet music / piano roll / tracker format. Each of which will give an indication of the notes and their durations. –  Lee Kowalkowski Jul 15 '14 at 9:14

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