Instant harmonica - play Adele's wonderful 'Hello' today!
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Instant harmonica - play Adele's wonderful 'Hello' today!

Amaze your friends and family by whipping out your harmonica and playing 'Hello' - a thrilling and unforgettable moment
3.9 (4 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
285 students enrolled
Created by Ben Hewlett
Last updated 5/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 8 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • play Adele's 'Hello' to your mates - imagine how knocked out they will be with this instant, unforgettable, and highly personal experience!
  • You will learn how to play all the notes and how to create your own version of the song to play along with.
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Requirements
  • If you like playing tunes this is for you. No musical experience needed. You will need to get a 10hole diatonic harmonica in the key of C.
Description

INSTANT HARMONICA – play the wonderful 'Hello' right now!

Respect and thanks to Adele for releasing and performing 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 is the target audience?
  • This is for people who don't play the harmonica although players can take it as well if they are not familiar with playing the most famous tune in the world
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Curriculum For This Course
12 Lectures
01:07:55
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Overview and Introduction
2 Lectures 04:56

In this lecture I describe the song:

  • how we are going to sing it
  • play it
  • learn about the structure
  • the key
  • how to prepare it
  • the tempo
  • the piano part


I'm not able to give you the track here for copyright reasons but you can easily get hold of it and play along.

You either need a harmonica in Eflat to play with the original or a C harmonica if you change the pitch of the track three half steps or semitones down.

This is really easy to do - just drop the track into a pitch changing program such as Transcribe! from Seventh String. It's a free program for a month's trial - loads of time to learn this song!

Open your mouth, lay your harmonica on your bottom lip, purse your lips around the hole you want to play and breathe gently in or out.

Preview 02:49

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Verse
6 Lectures 39:23

Hello - Adele

** the minus symbol (-) means breathe IN ** 

Here's the first line

'Hello, it's me' 

This is the tab system we will use for this piece

 6 -6 6 6

This means: 

  • hole six breathe out
  • hole six breathe IN
  • hole six breathe out
  • hole six breathe out
Preview 08:21

Here comes the second line:

'I was wondering if after all these years you'd like to meet'

The tab is:

-5-6 -6-6-6 -6 -66 6 -5 6 -6 6 -4 -5 

Don't forget the minus sign means breathe in

All the rest means breathe out

 

Second Line Adele Hello
07:37

Now the third line:

'To go over everything' 

The tab is:

-5-6 -66-5 66 6 


Third Line
05:01

Time for a recap.

Play the tune from the beginning but just as far as we have got so far - just up to the third line.

Hello - Adele

** the minus symbol (-) means breathe IN ** 

Hello, it's me 

6 -6 6 6

I was wondering if after all these years you'd like to meet

-5-6 -6-6-6 -6 -66 6 -5 6 -6

To go over everything 

-5-6 -66-5 66 6 


Recapping the first three lines
04:08

In this lecture we have the fourth and fifth lines with the tab.

'They say that time's supposed to heal ya -

6 -6 -6 -6 -6-6 -6 -66 -5

But I ain't done much healing'

-5-56 6 6-5-5-4 


Fourth and Fifth Lines
06:39

The second verse is the same as the first pretty much but changes just at the end as it all gets a bit dramatic!

'There's such a difference between us 

-5 -5-6 -66-5 77-6-66-5

And a million miles'

-5 -6 -66 -5 

End of Second Verse
07:37
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Chorus
3 Lectures 19:54

In this lecture we come to the chorus - the dramatic part!


Chorus

'Hello from the other side

-4-4 -5 -5 66 6-5


I must have called a thousand times'

-4-4-4-5-566 6-5 

Chorus part 1
05:30

This is about the third line of the chorus


To tell you I'm sorry for everything that I've done'

-5 7 -5 -6 -5-5-5 -5-5-5 5 -4 4 

Chorus part 2
07:02

Chorus part 3
07:22
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Summing up
1 Lecture 03:42

This lecture tells you about the notes you can use for improvising and generally wraps up the course.

Outro and summing up and summing up
03:42
About the Instructor
Ben Hewlett
4.6 Average rating
1,394 Reviews
16,556 Students
69 Courses
Professional Harmonica Instructor since 1996 CTABRSM, NHL

Wow, over 16,000 students - you could be next!!

  • I'LL PROVE HOW GOOD MY COURSES ARE - IF YOU DON'T LIKE THEM YOU CAN HAVE ALL YOUR MONEY BACK - NO QUIBBLE - 100%; GUARANTEED BY UDEMY! 

Please note I am your HARMONICA SPECIALIST - that is my main focus.

Please see my copyright policy at the bottom of this page.

I always give current students a 75% discount on everything so if you take one course you are 'in my exclusive discount club' which means I will tell you every month what's new and where the discounts are.

Here's how my courses are categorised in terms of subject, purpose and content. 'Instant' courses are simple tunes; 'Learn Harmonica' is the harmonica encyclopaedia for everyone; 'Bones of the Blues', 'Get Chugging', '101 Blues Riffs', and '60 Sonny Terry Riffs' are the video taught versions of books I've written (you can google them) and the others are all about different techniques. 

I also now have a few Celtic music courses for you. My interest in sound and travel has also led me to do some live workshops on English conversation and pronunciation (in Vietnam) and I have written some Udemy courses on that subject.

If you see a course you want but don't have the cash you can talk to me. If you are a student or not earning much I will support you with a lower price, but if you are doing ok you can support me - how's that?

*Ben is the Chairman of the NHL - National Harmonica League in the UK

*Professional Harmonica Instructor since 1996

*Lousy at speelling - getting worse actually so tell me if you see a typo pleese

*Ben qualified as CTABRSM in 2002 (Certificate of Teaching - Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music)

*Certificate of Music Workshop Skills (Goldsmiths University of London) in 1995

*Accredited Diatonic Harmonica Teacher 1993 - HTAB (Harmonica Teachers Accreditation Board, supported by Lee Oskar Harmonicas, the National Harmonica League of UK and the International Harmonica Organisation).

*Ben's teaching business 'HarpsCool' is proud to be 'IN PARTNERSHIP WITH HOHNER'

'Ben Hewlett is one of the UK's most respected harmonica teachers and the UK's most prolific author on harmonica tuition. He will lead you through the ins and outs of harmonica playing through a series of short video lessons. His teaching style is confident, practiced, humorous, skillful, knowledgeable and packed with information in bite sized chunks. Ben is used to teaching all over the world at prestigious harmonica festivals and is delighted to offer his services to you.'

'You'll know Ben better as a harmonica teacher but he also studied Irish Drum - Bodhran - and tin whistle in the 1990's with the now very famous Steafan Hannigan and Marc Moggy from Renegade Rhythms. He got so into Bodhran playing he bought an expensive tuneable drum from Marc and it works better than ever to this day. Ben has played Bodhran in bands and sessions for years and even has a Senheiser bass drum microphone embedded into his drum. Check out his Bodhran teaching on Udemy'

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I would recommend using 'Transcribe!' for slowing down and changing the key on my backing tracks - it's free as a trial and well worth a look in my opinion. I also heard Capo is worth a look.

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I have been teaching people to play harmonica since 1996 as a full time job. I have started tens of thousands on their way to play the harmonica and I can tell you - it sure beats working!

I believe I was the first person to be a full time harmonica teacher in the UK, there are still very few of us - so there's plenty of room if you want to come and join me.

For the last few years I have been the Chairman of the National Harmonica League (NHL) which supports the UK harmonica players community.

Much of my time is spent writing books with Paul Lennon on how to play the harmonica, there are 20 or so with loads more in the pipeline - we have so many ideas it never stops.

I teach children near home, and with my team at HarpsCool where the team and I give 300 children weekly harmonica lessons.

My YT videos, and their success and feedback, are the reason I am teaching on Udemy; there are millions of hits on the youtube sites and thousands of subscribers. People are kind enough to say how clear the teaching is, and how it's helped them to understand aspects of harmonica playing - at last!

I run workshops at major harmonica festivals including SPAH in the US, the Bristol International Harmonica Festival in the UK, the World Harmonica Festival in Trossingen, Germany - home of Hohner, and the Harmonica Masters Workshops also in Germany.

I even use the harmonica in team building events for many international companies.

Cruise Ships have been part of my teaching life since 2002 and the combination of teaching, performing and travelling is quite a blast. Who knew teaching the harmonica would take me to the Caribbean three times, Africa, Russia, Scandinavia, and Atlantic Europe.

You will often find me performing in various venues and going to jam sessions, and I love playing with interesting groups or sitting on a number when the opportunity arises - that's one of the wonderful things about the harmonica, you can have it in your back pocket and join in with people wherever you are.

So you are in extremely competent and safe hands, so do yourself a favour and try one of my courses - in fact have a free lecture or two to suck it and see - that's a harmonica joke by the way.

COPYRIGHT POLICY

Respect and thanks to all the artists for writing and performing these amazing songs 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.