Blues Chromatic Harmonica, learn the basics, it's fun & easy
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Blues Chromatic Harmonica, learn the basics, it's fun & easy

This unusual style adds another string to your bow. It's powerful like a church organ and surprisingly simple - try it!
4.7 (25 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.
180 students enrolled
Created by Ben Hewlett
Last updated 1/2019
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This course includes
  • 43 mins on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 4 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • This is the basics of Blues Chromatic Harmonica playing
  • You will learn single notes, chords, rhythms, tongue blocking, blues scale notes, use of the button...
Requirements
  • You will need a CHROMATIC harmonica in C - can be any number of holes
Description

Do want to cause a stir playing the harmonica? Use a Chromatic from time to time!

It's surprisingly easy to sound amazing on a chrom played in this 3rd position style.

I'll show you how to play the chords, the scales, how to get single notes, how to tongue block and many more techniques.

So get yourself a cheap chrom in C - 8 hole, 12 or 16 hole will do, and have a go at this.

Take a look and see if it will help you.

If you have a tune or subject that you would like me to teach please message me.

Ben Hewlett is a very experienced music teacher who is able to be very patient and methodical. Each lecture will introduce you to the next group of notes – usually just 4 new notes and that's it.

This method is very easy for you to pick up the tunes as they are repeated over and over again until you have got it. You can even re-run the video if you find it useful.

Take one course and learn your favourite tune. The try another. Remember you can always get your money back if you wish but otherwise you have lifetime access to the course.

Imagine how amazing it will feel when you whip out your harmonica and play this tune – your friends and family will carry you shoulder high in triumph. Hopefully they don't carry you out of town and dump you in the river, but hey, swimming's good as well.

The health benefits of playing the harmonica are well documented – google it. Your lungs get exercised, your lung capacity increases, aerobic movement is good for you, playing music makes you smarter they say.

You will have fun on your own and with your friends, and more oxygen to the brain will make you think you are having a good time so it's all good.

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Who this course is for:
  • Perfect for DIATONIC players who want to try CHROMATIC in blues
  • This is for people new to 'Blues Chromatic harmonica' playing who want to get the basics
Course content
Expand all 10 lectures 42:48
+ Introduction and overview
3 lectures 05:05

Let me introduce the course...

Preview 02:10

I'll tell you a little more now...

Preview 02:52

Here's a fantastic show case for Blues Chromatic. It's long but well worth the effort of listening. Ok it's no effort really, just fun and educational.

https://www.mixcloud.com/PodKast/blues-on-the-chromatic-harmonica-by-david-barrett/

Preview 00:03
+ Let's learn the basics
6 lectures 30:42

You will need some knowledge of the chords so let me tell you about it.

Chords - try this track from JimiLee.com
05:51

Learn the first part of this classic Blues Chromatic standard now.

Blues in the Dark - George Harmonica Smith
04:26

Here are some basic techniques to learn

Basic techniques to learn
04:24

Tongue blocking is essential for blues chrom - here's how you do it

Preview 05:02

How to play single notes on the chrom

Playing single notes in the Chrom
06:39

Here is some info about learning scales on the chrom

Learning some perfect scales to use in Blues
04:20
+ Finishing up
1 lecture 07:00

Let's finish by re-visiting the classic Blues in the Dark

Finishing up re-visiting Blues in the Dark
07:00