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"I had a Harmonica Lesson with Ed. He's a brilliant and witty teacher. Highly recommend "


                                            Arne, Germany

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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



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- Learn basic rhythm

- Train groove

- Chicago shuffle patterns

- 12 bar Blues basic 

- 12 bar Blues variations 

- Reggae rhythms 

- Further train patterns

- Reggae style groove



Single note/melodic


- 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" 



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