TRAIN SOUNDS! How to supercharge your HARMONICA skills now!
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TRAIN SOUNDS! How to supercharge your HARMONICA skills now!

Learn rhythm, chugging, breathing, speed, excitement, dynamics, music, ear training, chords, whistles, steam, and power
4.7 (13 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.
125 students enrolled
Created by Ben Hewlett
Last updated 12/2017
English
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Current price: $51.99 Original price: $74.99 Discount: 31% off
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 7 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • you will be able to play the harmonica much better!
  • you will have fun playing and learning a new skill
  • you will be able to much faster
  • you will be able to play much more accurately
  • you will get a sense of achievement getting the hang of a musical instrument
Requirements
  • You need nothing for this course - just a harmonica - 10 hole diatonic in the key of C or even better in G, and a few minutes a day free to watch a lecture
Description

TRAIN SOUNDS - Come and learn a new approach to harmonica playing.

Here's what gave me the idea - search for 

'The Archivist'  - Rare Early Solo Instrumental Blues Harp Recordings introduced by Joe Filisko and you should find it.

Obviously we will not be able to play like Palmer McAbee, Deford Bailey etc in these clips but I believe using these ideas will radically improve your playing. You will be more accurate, faster, be able to put on firework showers of notes if you need to and I think you will sound very impressive to an audience.

Money back in 30 days if I'm wrong.

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

Take this course and play the tune instantly. No musical experience needed.

You will pick it up straight away without needing any music skills. This is easy to play and really fun to learn. You will be proud of your achievements and happy with the results.

'INSTANT HARMONICA' is a new series of courses where you learn one tune per course. You will find it is taught in a friendly and encouraging manner and most importantly is it taught v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y. 

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.

The Copyright and Rights in Performances (Research, Education, Libraries and Archives) Regulations 2014 (extracts)

The Library of Congress broadly give the same view.

 “(5) Not more than 5% of a work may be copied under this section by or on behalf of an educational establishment in any period of 12 months, and for these purposes a work, which incorporates another work is to be treated as a single work. 

Fair dealing with a work for the purposes of private study does not infringe any copyright in the work.”

Any recordings used in my courses represent less than 5% of the entire work and are already in the public domain on YouTube.

Any written transcriptions are written by me or my team to promote the work and the artist and to facilitate students who want to learn more about their music.

Any audio backing tracks are written and recorded by me or my team to promote the work and the artist and to facilitate students who want to learn more about their music.

Who this course is for:
  • This course is designed for complete beginners but intermediate players will also benefit; you don't need any musical experience, I'll walk you through the whole thing very slowly step by step. If you are an advanced player you will cover the whole thing very fast and you may find it is too slow for you
  • Anyone who wants to play the harmonica better and to work on their rhythm playing
Course content
Expand all 16 lectures 01:11:05
+ Easy train sounds - warming up
5 lectures 26:41

Nice and easy so far - Haha Hoohoo

Preview 03:00

More simple train sounds

zzacka tikka
04:54

Interview with my step pop Pete about steam trains - he has driven the UK's most prestigious and famous steam train - The Flying Scotsman - google it


Interview with Peter on train sounds
13:03

Bells and whistles

Whistles
04:24

Step pater Peter makes funny noises

Preview 01:20
+ Getting up some steam
3 lectures 14:09

Train sounds from Goa

Goanese trains
05:48

Salty's sounds

Salty Holmes
04:30

George Bullet Williams sounds

Preview 03:51
+ Full speed ahead
4 lectures 17:49

Sounds from Flying Scotsman

Flying Scotsman
05:40

Excellent train sounds here.

Palmer McAbee
04:23

Trainsound with shakers.

Two shakers
02:54

Here are some metronome 'tracks' in case you can't find a metronome.

Metronome track
04:52
+ Wrapping up the course
1 lecture 02:46

Finishing up.

Outro and wrapping up the course
02:46
+ BONUS - DO NOT MISS PLEASE!
1 lecture 03:46
Bonus lecture crammed with good stuff
03:46