In Depth Video Lessons

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

 

 

Thank you very much..... enjoyed learning this tune,  the In Depth lessons are fantastic.

                                                       

                                   Michael, UK

Zydeco music is the groove based dance music of Louisiana and it's been a huge influence on Blues, R & B and Pop music for decades. 

'Duck's Blood Breakdown' is an original tune that typifies the zydeco style on harp with a heavy country blues influence. 

The tune uses a range of split intervals and octaves, together with a driving rhythm that is sure to get feet tapping and heads nodding.

 Bb Harmonica required  (Diatonic) 

Includes:

1 x 30min  In Depth Video Lesson with on-screen tab

1 x PDF Tab  with full rhythm notation ( don't worry if you don't read rhythm, everything is explained for non-trained musicians)

1 x MP4 recording of the tune.​

This lesson is for you if you want to develop your basic Fox Chase into a cool solo Tongue Block harmonica piece like the legendary Harmonica players of the 1920's up to the present day.

This In Depth lesson offers lot's of variation riffs to go with the Fox Chase groove and shows you exactly how to arrange them with the Base pattern.
This lesson will test your rhythm and develop some great tongue block technique.

G Harmonica required  (Diatonic) 

( I demo all the riffs on a G harp but the riffs work well on any low key Diatonic harmonica) 

Includes:

1 x 20min  In Depth Video Lesson with on-screen tab/rhythm
1 x PDF Tab with full rhythm notation

Have you ever wanted to get that classic pre-war Blues Jug Band first position sound?
This lesson features a close transcription of the great harmonica player and band leader Will Shade's take on this lovely melody and two of his solos. 
It features some very cool dissonant multiple note playing and Bluesy Blow bend effects at the high end of the harmonica. 
Cocaine Habit Blues has great cross over appeal if you're a blues player who mainly plays in second position and you'd like to try something new.


 C Harmonica required  (Diatonic) 

Includes:

1 x 30min  In Depth Video Lesson with on-screen tab/rhythm
1 x 8min   Basic Video Lesson
1 x PDF Tab  Basic Melody and Original version approach with full rhythm notation
1 x PDF Tab  2 x solos with full rhythm notation
1 x Tab Key ( very simple system, as used in Harmonica for Dummies Book)

If you've ever wondered how harmonica players can do chords and melody all at once then this could be the lesson for you.
In this lesson, I lead you through a step-by-step approach in 2nd position encorporating octave splits, slaps and chord/melody improvisations. 

Far from just a folk/Bluegrass melody, Cripple Creek offers some very cool riffs and techniques for pucker and tongue blockers, with a chance to combine both approaches.  This will give you a system to then use with other melodies, for comping, or as a killer solo Old-Time country Blues  piece. 
 
C Harmonica required  (Diatonic) 

Includes:

1 x 30min  In Depth Video Lesson with on-screen tab/rhythm
1 x 8min   Basic Video Lesson
1 x PDF Tab pucker/chord approach with full rhythm notation
1 x PDF Tab Tongue Block approach with full rhythm notation
1 x Tab Key ( very simple system, as used in Harmonica for Dummies Book)

I shall Not be Moved is a great piece if you want to get that Deep gospel sound and combine it with rootsy Blues.

I also teach you how to incorporate singing into the harmonica part- starting with a clear and simple approach and then adding further techniques. 

There's also plenty of tasty Gospel Blues harmonica here if you're not into the singing- featuring Tongue block effects and a section on how to achieve a killer vibrato/tremelo.

 A Harmonica required  (Diatonic) 

Includes:

1 x 30min  In Depth Video Lesson with on-screen tab


1 x PDF Tab  Basic Melody(no Bends) , Original Version Melody, all embellishments and suggested Arrangement.
 

Learn to play the Folk/Blues classic 'Pick a Bale of Cotton' - a song covered by many artists including Lonnie Donegan and Sonny Terry.

This In Depth lesson features a section on chord comping (perfect behind the vocals)  and a version where you combine melody and chords togther for a great solo performance. 
In addition to this, you'll also learn how  to add tongue blocking techniques to the melody and some very cool extra rhythm ideas.  
There's also a bespoke backing track with real Instruments purposely designed to strengthen your rhythm playing. 

Key of G  -    C Harmonica required (Diatonic)

Includes:

22min  In Depth Video Lesson
1 x PDF Tab-  Chord part
1 x PDF Tab-  Melody and Chord Version
MP4 Backing Track

Learn how to develop the Worried Man Blues Melody into a Killer Bluegrass/country solo.

This In Depth lesson takes a clean linear approach to soloing with some classic Bluegrass licks in the style of Charlie McCoy.. 
This lesson is also designed to give you transferable soloing skills in Country & Bluegrass harmonica that you can apply to any type of music.
The package also features a bespoke backing track with Bluegrass Flatpick Guitar and voice, recorded at the perfect tempo for working your licks up to speed. 

Key of G  -    C Harmonica required (Diatonic)

Includes:

 

8min    Basic Melody Lesson
20min  In Depth Video Lesson
1 x PDF Tab-  Chord part
1 x PDF Tab-  Melody and Chord Version
MP4 Backing Track

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