The Blues Harp class will feature learning the blues harp basics of tongue blocking, bending of notes, shake notes/trills, octaves and chords. We will study the structure of the 12 bar blues and how blues harp is applied to such. We will learn the 3 most used blues harp positions: cross harp/2nd position, straight harp/1st position and slant harp/3rd position and the playing of blues on a Chromatic harmonica. We will learn how to play rhythm and lead blues harp and when to use fills.
To facilitate playing along abilities every student will be given 2 complimentary cds of mine along with a instruction sheet telling them which key of harp was used and the harp position on each song. Any questions concerning these songs I will gladly answer. All students, regardless of level of harp experience, are welcome to come to my "Harmonica Parties" and play their harps. Students should bring diatonic harmonicas in the keys of G, A, C and D.
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