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Learn Harmonica Today: How To Play Harmonica In Easy Online Lessons
4.4( 8 REVIEWS )
3382 STUDENTS
13h 57m

Unlock the melodies of the harmonica with our comprehensive guide on how to play harmonica. Learn techniques, scales, and popular songs!

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3382
Course Skill Level
Beginner
Time Estimate
13h 57m

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About This Course

Who this course is for:

  • This course is perfect for players of all skill levels who want to learn how to play the harmonica.
  • If you’re interested in exploring the world of harmonica playing and enhancing your skills, this course is for you.
  • Harmonica enthusiasts looking to master techniques like playing single notes, bending notes, and more.

What you’ll learn:

  • Introduction and origins of the harmonica, including different types of harmonicas such as diatonic and chromatic harmonicas.
  • Techniques for playing single notes, blowing and drawing, and drawing bends.
  • Understanding the blues harmonica style and playing blues melodies.
  • Proper harmonica holding and using the pucker method.
  • Exploring different keys and harmonica types to expand your playing abilities.
  • Utilizing tongue blocking and left-hand techniques for more expressive playing.

Requirements:

  • No prior knowledge or experience required.
  • You’ll need a harmonica in the key of C to follow along with the lessons.

The harmonica is a versatile and captivating instrument that can sound great in various musical genres. Whether you’re a total beginner or want to refine your skills, this course will guide you in mastering the harmonica.

About the Instructor:

Ben Hewlett, a highly experienced harmonica teacher, will be your instructor throughout this course. With over 20 years of teaching experience, Ben has helped numerous students become proficient players. He is well-versed in various harmonica styles, including blues, and is familiar with different playing techniques. Ben’s teaching approach is engaging, informative, and enjoyable, making learning the harmonica a rewarding experience.

Our Promise to You:

By the end of this course, you will have the knowledge to master and bend notes, and confidently play the harmonica.

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Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Beginners Level 1
Lecture 1 – Introduction 00:00:00
Lecture 2 – Making Sounds and Playing the Blues 00:00:00
Lecture 3 – Breathing, Tone and Chords 00:00:00
Lecture 4 – More Breathing Skills, Rhythmic Patterns 00:00:00
Lecture 5 – Origins of the Harmonica 00:00:00
Lecture 6 – Chords 00:00:00
Lecture 7 – Chugging 00:00:00
Lecture 8 – Blues Chugging 00:00:00
Lecture 9 – More Complex Chugging 00:00:00
Lecture 10 – Rhythms Straight or Swing 00:00:00
Lecture 11 – Ear Training 00:00:00
Lecture 12 – Vibrato, Tremolo, Warble, Head Roll and Playing with a Shaker 00:00:00
Lecture 13 – Decorating Your Music 00:00:00
Lecture 14 – Section Wrap Up 00:00:00
Section 2 - Beginners Level 2
Lecture 15 – Introduction 00:00:00
Lecture 16 – How to Play Single Notes 00:00:00
Lecture 17 – Scale of C on the 10hole 00:00:00
Lecture 18 – Tonguing Notes 00:00:00
Lecture 19 – Easy Note Box Patterns 00:00:00
Lecture 20 – Extending Box Patterns 00:00:00
Lecture 21 – New and Groovy Scale Exercises 00:00:00
Lecture 22 – Learning Tunes – Twinkle Twinkle 00:00:00
Lecture 23 – Learning the Bluesy D Dorian Scale 00:00:00
Lecture 25 – Learning Scarborough Fair 00:00:00
Lecture 24 – Learning E Minor 00:00:00
Lecture 26 – Learning When the Saints Go Marching In 00:00:00
Lecture 27 – Section Wrap Up 00:00:00
Section 3 - Beginners Level 3
Lecture 28 – Introduction 00:00:00
Lecture 29 – Learning Love Me Do 00:00:00
Lecture 30 – Learning The Can Can 00:00:00
Lecture 31 – Learning Yankee Doodle 00:00:00
Lecture 32 – Learning Amazing Grace 00:00:00
Lecture 33 – Learning Autumn Leaves 00:00:00
Lecture 34 – Learning Love Me Tender 00:00:00
Lecture 35 – First Three Positions 00:00:00
Lecture 36 – Overview of 12 Positions 00:00:00
Lecture 37 – Bending Hole 1 00:00:00
Lecture 38 – Bending Holes 4, 5 and 6 00:00:00
Lecture 39 – Bending Hole 2 00:00:00
Lecture 40 – Bending Hole 3 00:00:00
Lecture 41 – Wrapping Up 00:00:00
Section 4 - Beginners Level 4
Lecture 42 – Introduction 00:00:00
Lecture 43 – Improvising with C, G and F Major Pentatonic Scales 00:00:00
Lecture 44 – More on Major Pentatonics 00:00:00
Lecture 45 – Third Position D Minor 00:00:00
Lecture 46 – E Minor Pentatonic Scale 00:00:00
Lecture 47 – A and B Pentatonic 00:00:00
Lecture 48 – Converting Minor Pentatonic Scales into Blues Scales (Dm to D Blues) 00:00:00
Lecture 49 – Converting Minor Pentatonic Scales into Blues Scales (Em to E Blues) 00:00:00
Lecture 50 – Converting Major Pentatonic Scales into Blues Scales (Gm to G Blues) 00:00:00
Lecture 51 – How to Start Constructing a Solo 00:00:00
Lecture 52 – How to Approach Going to a Jam Session 00:00:00
Lecture 53 – Roles for the Harmonica Player at a Session 00:00:00
Lecture 54 – Wrapping Up 00:00:00
Section 5 - Intermediate Level 1
Lecture 55 – Introduction 00:00:00
Lecture 56 – How to Hold Your Harmonica for Blues 00:00:00
Lecture 57 – Breathing, Tone and Chords 00:00:00
Lecture 58 – Meet ‘Fat Tone’ 00:00:00
Lecture 59 – Exploring the Resonant Cavity Within 00:00:00
Lecture 60 – Embouchure, Aperture, Using the Tongue 00:00:00
Lecture 61 – More on Tongue Blocking 00:00:00
Lecture 62 – Figuring Out the Chords on your Harmonica 00:00:00
Lecture 63 – Chordal Tunes 00:00:00
Lecture 64 – 12 Bar Blues 00:00:00
Lecture 65 – Chugging the Blues Away 00:00:00
Lecture 66 – Sonny Terry Chugging 00:00:00
Lecture 67 – More Complex Chugging 00:00:00
Lecture 68 – Wrapping Up 00:00:00
Section 6 - Intermediate Level 2
Lecture 69 – Introduction 00:00:00
Lecture 70 – How the Harmonica Arrived and What is an Embouchure 00:00:00
Lecture 71 – Rhythms of the Trains 00:00:00
Lecture 72 – Decorating Your Sound Like a Pro 00:00:00
Lecture 73 – How to Get All 20 Single Notes 00:00:00
Lecture 74 – Bending Hole 1 and Learning the Doh Re Mi Scale 00:00:00
Lecture 75 – Cool Modal Moods 00:00:00
Lecture 76 – Bending Hole 4 and Clever Box Patterns 00:00:00
Lecture 77 – Bach Menuet Jazzed Up 00:00:00
Lecture 78 – Playing Silent Night with the Band Backing Track 00:00:00
Lecture 79 – Starting to Improvise with 5 Notes 00:00:00
Lecture 80 – Playing Blues with a Latino Groove 00:00:00
Lecture 81 – Bending Hole 6, Blues Impro 00:00:00
Lecture 82 – Wrapping Up 00:00:00
Section 7 - Intermediate Level 3
Lecture 83 – Introduction 00:00:00
Lecture 84 – How to Improvise in 7 Modal Keys without Bending Notes 00:00:00
Lecture 85 – How to Get Draw Bends on Holes 1, 4 and 6 00:00:00
Lecture 86 – How to Improvise in 7 Keys without Bending Notes using Pentatonic Scales Only 00:00:00
Lecture 87 – How to Draw Bends on Holes 2, 3 and 5 00:00:00
Lecture 88 – How to Get Blow Bends on Holes 7, 8, 9 and 10 00:00:00
Lecture 89 – Overview of Overblows and Overdraws 00:00:00
Lecture 90 – Tongue Blocking the Blues 00:00:00
Lecture 91 – How to do Sonny Boy Williamson Tongue Block STyle 00:00:00
Lecture 92 – How to do Tongue Block Split 3, 4 and 5s 00:00:00
Lecture 93 – How to do Tongue Switching and the Rolling Block 00:00:00
Lecture 94 – How to Use a Metronome and Tuner to Help Your Playing 00:00:00
Lecture 95 – How to Play Some More Sonny Terry Licks 00:00:00
Lecture 96 – Wrapping Up 00:00:00
Section 8 - Intermediate Level 4
Lecture 97 – Introduction 00:00:00
Lecture 98 – Learning Fireball Mail Part 1 00:00:00
Lecture 99 – Learning Fireball Mail Part 2 00:00:00
Lecture 100 – Learning Fireball Mail Part 3 00:00:00
Lecture 101 – Learning The Maids of Michelstown Part 1 00:00:00
Lecture 102 – Learning The Maids of Michelstown Part 2 00:00:00
Lecture 103 – Learning The Red Haired Boy Part 1 00:00:00
Lecture 104 – Learning The Red Haired Boy Part 2 00:00:00
Lecture 105 – Learning The Red Haired Boy Part 3 00:00:00
Lecture 106 – Learning Little Walter’s Juke Part 1 00:00:00
Lecture 107 – Learning Little Walter’s Juke Part 2 00:00:00
Lecture 108 – Learning Sonnyboy Williamson 2’s Don’t Start Me Talking 00:00:00
Lecture 109 – Learning Sonny Terry’s Sitting On Top Of The World 00:00:00
Lecture 110 – Final Course Wrap Up 00:00:00

Course Review

4.4

4.4
8 Ratings
  1. Anonymous

    How to Play Harmonica

    4.0

    Good beginners harmonica course for the price.

  2. Anonymous

    It is great

    5.0

    It is a very fun course. I’ve just started my journey with harmonica. But like it a lot.

  3. Anonymous

    5.0

    Excellent teacher. I learned a lot, and enjoyed each lesson.

  4. Anonymous

    Great

    2.0

    Great

  5. Anonymous

    Love it!

    5.0

    I love this guy! He has a lot of passion for teaching the harmonica. Although I am still horrible at playing, I’m having a lot of fun learning. I just finished beginner level one. Maybe I will have better luck with level two.

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