Investing in One-to-one lessons is the most efficient way to learn the harmonica . It ensures rapid development of technique and provides the structure students need to take control of their playing.
Whilst being friendly and informal, at The Harmonica Barge I provide a tried and tested programme of lessons to suit your individual needs involving many aspects of playing the harmonica including: technique, listening skills and stylistic awareness.
As a music graduate and professional gigging musician, I've developed a comprehensive programme of intensive harmonica lessons.
In addition to learning classic riffs and songs, my Study pieces are aimed at developing a strong technical foundation at a difficulty level that's appropriate.
Learning the harmonica with me goes much deeper than techniques. I use many key recordings and personally selected backing tracks to build musicality, train the ears and make the process enjoyable.
I believe effective music education should contain something for the heart as well as the head.
Choose between Blues and Folk or Combine the two!
-Suggested plan of development over 10-12 weeks
- Diaphram breathing through harp
- Learn basic rhythm
- Train groove
- Chicago shuffle patterns
- 12 bar Blues basic
- 12 bar Blues variations
- Reggae rhythms
- Further train patterns
- Reggae style groove
- Perfect single hole
- Learn harmonica tab
- Easy Scale
- Your First tune
- Full Scale
- Melody Study
- How to achieve resonant 'blues tone'
- 10 Blues Licks
- Blues Song study to Backing track " Maggies blues"