Instant Harmonica - play jazzy Autumn Leaves now (part one)
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Instant Harmonica - play jazzy Autumn Leaves now (part one)

Learn to play this amazing JAZZ classic with my easy step by step guide. Grasp it note by note with expert tutor Ben!
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Created by Ben Hewlett
Last updated 10/2015
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This course includes
  • 39 mins on-demand video
  • 9 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • play Autumn Leaves (part 1) on your harmonica. You will also be able to learn all the songs in the INSTANT HARMONICA series so look out for the courses coming up
Requirements
  • You need nothing for this course - just a harmonica (10 hole diatonic in the key of C)
Description

INSTANT HARMONICA – play Autumn Leaves (part 1) right now!

Respect and thanks to Johnny Mercer and the originators for writing this amazing song.

If you have a tune 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.

COPYRIGHT POLICY

Respect and thanks to all the artists for writing and performing these amazing song that you want to learn.

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

I quote:

 "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.”

So 

  • 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.

If you are a copyright holder and feel I have used too much of your work please contact me on benhewlett@me.com or 07973284366 and I will remove whatever you feel is inapropriate without question..

Who this course is for:
  • This course is for complete beginners; 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
Course content
Expand all 10 lectures 38:42
+ Intro and overview of the course
2 lectures 04:25

In this lecture I will tell you all about the course.

You will see what you are about to learn and find out how you will learn it.

This is a brilliant tune and I really hope you enjoy playing it with me.

Hopefully you will want to play it with others and maybe even in public some time.

I have added three versions of the backing track to this lecture - slow medium and fast.

You will find these in the download section on the right of the main screen, look for the download arrow icon.

Let's go - enjoy, and make sure you get right to the end and write a review please.

Also please tell your friends and your social media 'friends' if you enjoy it.

Please note this tune is in two parts - this course is the A part and you will need to get a different course to learn the B part.

Preview 02:18

This lecture explains what all the notes are and where they are

Here you will learn the scale of C which is a very useful tune for playing tunes

If you aldeady know this stuff you can skim or skip it

Like I said earlier, I have a bigger course with five lectures on this subject if you want to go deeper - it's called 'INSTANT HARMONICA - how to get single notes in 5 easy steps' so dive in and take that one if you like

Preview 02:07
+ Top line
2 lectures 08:18

Let's start with three notes.

Nice and easy.

Nice and slow.

'Those autumn...'

Here comes 'leaves' on hole 9draw.

The jump from 7blow to 9draw will need practice I think so zoom in and work on it.

Don't forget the syncopation I explain in the video.

Preview 03:56

The next phrase has a similar profile as does the third phrase.

Learn it slow and easy with me on the video.

Observe which sounds are long and which are short.

Try to play very smoothly.



Preview 04:22
+ Second line
2 lectures 07:24

Second line starts here but let's add the 'pickup' notes at the end of the top line.

Look at the phrasing and how there are 4 phrases spanning the first two lines.

Play it with me.

Now play it with the band.

second line pickup
03:28

So picking up from the long 8draw we need to add the next phrase.

5blow

7draw

7blow

7blow

Play this round and round with and without the band please.

Repeat to learn it.


second line
03:56
+ Third line
1 lecture 03:14

The third line is pretty much the same as the the first line.

Easy!

Let's play from the beginning to the end of the first line.

third line
03:14
+ Last line of music
3 lectures 15:21

I will RE-FILM this video now as it's too blurry and I can't sharpen it - this will probably be done before you review it.

That's three quarters of the tune done so let's finish it off now.

Long 8draw as in line 2.

7draw

8draw

7blow

6draw

Repeat with me on the video.

Now play with the band from the top.

last line
08:42

This lecture explains what all the notes are and where they are

Here you will learn the scale of C which is a very useful tune for playing tunes

If you aldeady know this stuff you can skim or skip it

Like I said earlier, I have a bigger course with five lectures on this subject if you want to go deeper - it's called 'INSTANT HARMONICA - how to get single notes in 5 easy steps' so dive in and take that one if you like

Bonus - scale of C
04:20

Wrapping up the first half of the tune.

Research the tune.

Find some recordings on YT or anywhere and try playing along where you can.

Try some improvising.

Next step:

Find my course Autumn Leaves part two and jump right in.

Thanks for watching and don't forget a Udemy review please.

Catch you later

Go well, blow well

Ben

Wrapping up
02:19