Play music on Harmonica using 8 notes - learn easy tunes!
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Play music on Harmonica using 8 notes - learn easy tunes!

How to play simple one-octave tunes on just 4 holes of the harmonica plus a little about maintenance of your instrument
4.3 (2 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
49 students enrolled
Created by Ben Hewlett
Last updated 6/2014
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Current price: $23.99 Original price: $34.99 Discount: 31% off
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 11 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • The aim is for you to learn a bunch of tunes. By the end you will be able so play simple tunes from memory of from the written music
Requirements
  • You need a harmonica in C. Idealy a 4hole Hohner Speedy (google it) or a little lady, or a normal 10hole diatonic with tape covering holes 1,2,3, 8,9 and 10
Description

MY PERSONAL GUARANTEE - I AM SO CONFIDENT YOU WILL LOVE THIS COURSE THAT IF YOU DON'T, I WILL REFUND YOU ALL THE MONEY (within 30 days of purchasing) WITH NO QUESTIONS ASKED . THIS IRONCLAD GUARANTEE IS BACKED UP BY UDEMY.

This works for 10hole and 4hole harmonicas.

If you have a 10hole simply put masking tape over holes 1,2,3 and 8, 9+10. This will leave you with 4 holes - let's call then holes 123+4 for the sake of this course.

If you ever wanted to learn the harmonica this brand new course is for you! Please enjoy the course and give it a review.

Perhaps you have just had a workshop with Ben, if so this will go through some of the tunes you learn once again.

Ben will hold your hand all the way through the videos with his infectious and humourous style of teaching. You will feel like he's right with you in a one to one lesson showing exactly you how to do it, and encouraging to to become confident and go it alone.

This course gives you the basics in nice easy lectures.

It's designed to be fun, friendly, easy for anyone to learn - even non-musical people! It is is designed to help you succeed and lead you on to the next in the series.

There are pdfs and mp3 downloads with many lectures so you can read the tablature and play along with the audio music written especially for learning harmonica.

Please be sure to visit the Questions area and Forum to interact with other students. It's a great way to learn more and helps you apply what the course gives you.

Ben will check messages weekly where possible and will be most available on fridays (UK office hours) providing he's not teaching. So if you want to arrange a call or skype please message him.


Ben Hewlett is the UK's most respected harmonica teacher and most prolific author. He will lead you through the ins and outs of harmonica playing through a series of short video lessons. His teaching style is confident, practiced, humorous, skillful, knowledgeable and packed with information in bite sized chunks.


Ben is used to teaching all over the world at prestigious harmonica festivals and is delighted to offer his services to you.

Who this course is for:
  • This course is for anyone - children, adults and seniors. No musical experience needed
Course content
Expand all 14 lectures 01:08:59
+ Introductory video
1 lecture 04:27

Hi Folks, hope you enjoy this course - if you do, and want more there are plenty to choose from here on Udemy.com.

If you or your children have just had a harmonica workshop with me in school this will act as a great refresher and many of the pieces are played in school plus there are new tunes to learn.

If you need a 4hole harmonica please visit www.harpscool.co.uk/shop and we'll send you one.

You can play all this on a 10hole harmonica instead by simply taping up holes 1-3 and 8-10. The remaining four holes are now known (for the purpose of this course) as holes 1,2,3 and 4.

if you would like the cd/book of 10 simple tunes - some are taught on this course - please visit

http://harmonicaworld.net/shop/funky-nursery/

Preview 04:27
+ Grab yourself a 4hole and let's get started!
3 lectures 17:53

Learn how to play the scale of 'C'

Play it up, down, forward , backwards, each note twice or three times, going up in threes (cde,def,efg,fga,gab,c and back down), leapfrog (ce df, eg etc.)

This will enable you to play thousands of tunes

I have a book called 'The Ultimate Miniature Harmonica Tunebook' - 365 tunes for the four hole harmonica by Pat Missin. I bought it from Amazon and recommend you get a copy.

Preview 04:24

Learn to play this classic tune with me now, just follow my instructions on the video or read it from the book.

Please take time now to print the Funky Nursery book so it will be easier to play.

The Funky Nursery Book is attached in suplementary material (next tab on the right of where you are reading this - the one with a big down facing arrow)

Here's the free download link so you have all the playalong tracks in one go. You will need them for most of the lectures in this course.

Each tune is written out for the 4hole as you have in your hands and also the 10hole so that when you've got it going on the 4hole properly you have another level of challenge awaiting you on the 10hole!

Each song comes in 4 tracks:

1. Sung - please join in

2. V e r y s l o w

3. A little faster

4.Same speed as the sung version

Please study the songs in that order.

If you want a paper copy of the book with accompanying CD you can get it from HarmonicaWorld.net

Preview 06:21

Here's a classic theme tune which we can play quite easily on the 4 holes of the harmonica, so join me and have a go now.

Star Wars Theme
07:08
+ Christmas tunes
2 lectures 10:12
Jingle Bells
04:05
Deck the Hall
06:07
+ Water based tunes
4 lectures 23:06

Another classic!

Take your time with this one and try to keep the timing correct - especially in the Merrily Merrily section - don't try to do it too fast. Use the playalong tracksprovided.

Row Row Row Your Boat Boat Boat
04:35
Popeye the Sailor man
06:16
Drunken Sailor
06:06
Frere Jacques
06:09
+ How to fix and maintain your harmonica
4 lectures 12:21

Here are a few more tips that will help you find your way around your instrument under the hood. Have a go at these little projects on harmonicas that are unplayable in case you make it worse but as alternative to buying a new one it's well worth a shot.

Maintaining Your 4hole Harmonica
03:24

Here's how to retune your 4hole harmonica. Give it a go - what could possibly go wrong? I would only do this on harmonicas that are unplayable in case you make it worse but as alternative to buying a new one it's well worth a shot.

Retuning Your 4hole Harmonica
03:06

If your harmonica goes 'squeaky' I'll show you how to fix it in this short and easy guide. You need very few tools and very little skill so everyone can have a go.

Fixing your 4hole Harmonica
05:51
Wrapping up this course and previewing the next
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