Play Love Me Do by the Beatles; the riff and the whole song
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Play Love Me Do by the Beatles; the riff and the whole song

Learn the riff in 4 ways, the tune, the harmonies (both at once on the same harmonica) and how to improvise on this tune
4.4 (11 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.
95 students enrolled
Created by Ben Hewlett
Last updated 7/2018
English
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This course includes
  • 44 mins on-demand video
  • 11 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • you will have fun learning this great tune
  • every time it gets played in public you'll be playing it and impressing your friends
  • you will build your repertoire
  • you will learn about playing harmonies
  • you will improve your timing
Requirements
  • You will need a harmonica - 10 hole diatonic in the key of C
  • This involves playing single notes so if you can do that or 'nearly' do that (like John Lennon) you'll be fine
Description

This is one of the classic harmonica based songs - you need to know this song.

Whenever it comes on the airwave you will be all over it - joining in and doing the singing!

However, in this course we are going deeper.

I'll show you the four ways Lennon plays the riff of course but I'll also show you how to play the whole tune, the harmonies (both at once on the same harmonica) and we'll learn to improvise on it as well.

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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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:
  • Any harmonica player wanting to increase their skills and range of playing. Even beginners will do ok with this although I'd recommend taking the Easy bending course first
Course content
Expand all 12 lectures 44:11
+ Introduction and overview
2 lectures 03:57

Here's the trailer and promo - please watch first

Preview 01:46

Let me introduce the course

Preview 02:11
+ The Tune
5 lectures 19:50

Here's the riff in four different ways - just as on the record

Preview 07:05

I'll tell you...

Who taught John Lennon?
01:51

English kids who learnt from a video lesson I gave them - I never taught them direct.

Kids playing the riff - join in!
02:52

Here's Paul's harmony line

McCartney's tune
05:46

Here's Paul's harmony line

Lennon's tune
02:16
+ New sections
3 lectures 12:58

Here's the middle section

Pleeeease
05:52

Easy part of the bridge

Bridge - easy
04:37

Less easy part of the bridge

Bridge - harder
02:29
+ Impro and harmony
2 lectures 07:26

Here's how to improvise on this tune

Improvisation
03:59

Here's the two harmony lines together on the same harmonica - very clever!

Harmonies on one harmonica/outro
03:27