Play the Jews Harp - instant skills for non musicians.

Learn to quickly master this surprising small instruments, known as jaw harps, juice harps, dan moi, etc.
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  • Lectures 35
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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    Available on iOS and Android
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About This Course

Published 1/2015 English

Course Description

  • Ever wanted to play a small musical instrument?
  • Want to amaze friends and family with your musical skills?

The Jews harp could be for you!

Also known as the jaw harp / mouth harp these small instruments are pretty easy to pick up and play. This course will assume no prior experience, all you need is an instrument - and I will tell you where you can find them cheaply.

The lectures will take you through easy to understand exercises so you can quickly improve your skills with these great little instruments.

This course will take you from beginner to intermediate level - then you will be ready for my advanced skills course!

What are the requirements?

  • No preparation needed, the course begins assuming no prior knowledge.
  • Students will need an instrument, or instruments, to practice on. Guidance is givem for choosing the right ones for you.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Play the Jews Harp like a professional!
  • Control many different sounds and effects

Who is the target audience?

  • The course is open to anyone who has wanted to learn to play the Jews Harp, or anyone looking to further their skills.
  • Anyone from 10 - 90
  • This course requires playing instruments in or near the mouth so is not suitable for anyone who would not like to do that.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction

Hello and welcome to this course!


Some basic information about the instrument, it's name, where it is from, etc.


Different types of harps and what to be careful of.


I will use technical names and terms for both body parts and the parts of the jews harp so this explains them all.

Section 2: Tooth harps - beginnings

How to hold the harp and starting to play.


Different ways to pluck the harp.


Simple ways to improve your sound.


Simple breath techniques.


Starting to make notes with the tongue.


How to deal with any problems.

Section 3: Lip harps - beginnings

Holding the lip-style harp and basic techniques.


Different ways to pluck the lip harp.


How to improve your tone.


Adding breath effects.


Making notes by using the tongue.


Fix any problems before moving on.

Section 4: Rhythm and timing

Basic rhythm and time keeping.


How to count time and make your playing more pleasant to listen to.


Regular beat and consistent plucking.

Section 5: Tooth harps - intermediate

Adding more tongue effects.


Basic tongue control.


Tapping and trilling with the tongue.


Using consonant sounds.


Adding throat sounds.


Starting basic patterns.


Breathe with your playing.


Add diaphragm effects.


Keeping your breathing rhythmical.


Taking it further and exploring your own patterns.

Section 6: Lip harps - intermediate

Beginnings on the lip harp / dan moi.


Tapping and trilling with the tongue.


Adding throat sounds.


Use your diaphragm.


Explore to find your own patterns.


Well done! Now maybe you want to learn some really advanced techniques so head over to my Advanced playing course.

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Instructor Biography

Jonathan (Jonny) Cope, Professional musician and teacher

Hello - my name is Jonny Cope but everyone calls me 'The Didgeridoo Man'.

I have been playing didgeridoo professionally for over twenty years, am the author of a best-selling range of tuition materials and have taught thousands of people, young and old, to play the didgeridoo. My tuition method has been published as a book since 1999, a cassette (if anyone remembers those!), a CD, and a DVD in 2007. These have been distributed the world over and reached and helped tens of thousand of people.

I also use and teach a variety of other instruments and techniques: Overtone singing, Throat singing (also know as Khoomei), the Jews Harp, ethnic winds and flutes, small percussion, etc.

I have published book & CD tuition methods on Khoomei / overtone singing and playing the Jews Harp.

Students taking my course may contact me via the forum on each course with questions or comments and I'll get back to you as quickly as I can.

Having studied with several well-known international players and Australian Aboriginal Elders, I have been teaching all levels of this increasingly popular instrument for the past fifteen years via international workshops, 1-2-1 lessons and even Skype webcam.

I have given performances and presented workshops at music festivals and events, corporate team building days, charity balls, weddings and family fun days throughout Europe. I also regularly teach in UK schools via my educational program.

My clients include many blue-chip companies, schools, education authorities and charities, not to mention a few famous folks (no I can't drop any names!).

My Youtube channel has had nearly 3 million views with 3 thousand subscribers.

Basically I've taught so many people with my methods that I'm pretty darn confident that I can help YOU too!

So confident that I'm offering a 30 day money-back gaurentee with Udemy.

Take the course and if you feel it is genuinely not helping then you can easily just stop and get a full refund.

So go ahead and dive into a course that will take you on a wonderful journey of discovery with this amazing and under-rated instrument and wow your friends with your amazing new skills!

Best wishes,

Jonny Cope.

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