Blues Chromatic Harmonica, learn the basics, it's fun & easy
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- 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...
- You will need a CHROMATIC harmonica in C - can be any number of holes
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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- 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
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.
Tongue blocking is essential for blues chrom - here's how you do it