Just Play - learn harmonica, listen and improvise better now
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Just Play - learn harmonica, listen and improvise better now

With this simple workout you will listen to me play and try to copy or respond how you like. You are training your ears!
4.1 (5 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.
77 students enrolled
Created by Ben Hewlett
Last updated 12/2018
English
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Current price: $51.99 Original price: $74.99 Discount: 31% off
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This course includes
  • 39 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • you will improve quickly and without thought, just by instinct
  • you will rocket your blues improvising and response playing
  • you will free up your playing - it's quick fire response playing here
  • you will be an Instant genius! Well maybe not but you will increase your repertoire in Blues hugely
  • your playing will become more inventive, creative, fun to listen to and fun to play
Requirements
  • Nothing - except a C harmonica which should be a 10 hole diatonic
Description

Here's brilliant way to get better at the harmonica. You don't even have to think. You can do it with your eyes closed.

Listen to me and copy. Or listen to me and do the opposite. Or ignore me - just play in the gaps.

Just play. Quick fire stuff here.

This is just one way of improvising - there are many ways, and most involve a lifetime study. Which is the right way to do it unless you are too busy, in which case this method is a different way in.

So 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:
  • Anyone who want to improvise in blues but doesn't have the time to study 5 hours a day
  • People who want a workout - this is all about playing with a band
  • People who want to 'JUST PLAY'
Course content
Expand all 10 lectures 38:53
+ Simple chording
5 lectures 18:53

Here's a '69 groove' to play with

Preview 04:39

Here's a Texas shuffle to play with

Texas shuffle
04:21

Here's a Rhumba to try some chugging with

Rhumba chugging
02:49

Swing shuffle with single notes but quite simple

Swing shuffle
04:04

Tramp groove with single notes and some bending

Tramp groove
03:00
+ Single notes, tongue blocking and chords
3 lectures 12:19

Jimmy Reed shuffle with single notes and bending

Jimmy Reed shuffle
03:24

Here's a John Lee Hooker boogie to play with

John Lee Hooker boogie
03:04

Try a Jazzy swing now

Jazzy swing
05:51