Play the Jews Harp - instant skills for non musicians.
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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.
4.6 (15 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.
191 students enrolled
Last updated 1/2016
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Play the Jews Harp like a professional!
  • Control many different sounds and effects
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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.
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!

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.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 35 Lectures Collapse All 35 Lectures 02:33:47
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Introduction
4 Lectures 16:57

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

Preview 05:48

Different types of harps and what to be careful of.

Preview 05:19

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

Physiology and terms you will need to know
03:02
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Tooth harps - beginnings
6 Lectures 25:43

How to hold the harp and starting to play.

How to hold and basic plucking
04:41

Different ways to pluck the harp.

Plucking variations
04:19

Simple ways to improve your sound.

Improving the sound
04:13

Simple breath techniques.

Preview 03:25

Starting to make notes with the tongue.

Basic tongue control - the beginning of melody
04:16

How to deal with any problems.

Common problems and how to avoid them
04:49
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Lip harps - beginnings
6 Lectures 20:02

Holding the lip-style harp and basic techniques.

How to hold and basic plucking
04:35

Different ways to pluck the lip harp.

Plucking variations
02:11

How to improve your tone.

Improving the sound
02:45

Adding breath effects.

Using the breath
03:34

Making notes by using the tongue.

Basic tongue control - the beginning of melody
04:33

Fix any problems before moving on.

Common problems and how to avoid them
02:24
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Rhythm and timing
3 Lectures 09:54

Basic rhythm and time keeping.

Preview 01:11

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

Rhythm basics - counting time
04:24

Regular beat and consistent plucking.

Keeping time with a Jews Harp
04:19
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Tooth harps - intermediate
10 Lectures 50:13

Adding more tongue effects.

Tongue intro
03:28

Basic tongue control.

Preview 06:04

Tapping and trilling with the tongue.

The tongue - tapping & trilling
05:26

Using consonant sounds.

The tongue - tapping with consonants
03:47

Adding throat sounds.

Closing the throat
05:22

Starting basic patterns.

Basic patterns
05:21

Breathe with your playing.

Adding some breath
05:17

Add diaphragm effects.

Using the diaphragm
04:19

Keeping your breathing rhythmical.

Rhythmical breath
04:54

Taking it further and exploring your own patterns.

Find new patterns
06:15
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Lip harps - intermediate
6 Lectures 30:58

Beginnings on the lip harp / dan moi.

Preview 03:15

Tapping and trilling with the tongue.

The tongue - tapping & trilling
05:48

Adding throat sounds.

Closing the throat
06:02


Explore to find your own patterns.

Finding patterns
05:49

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

On to the next level - my next courses.
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About the Instructor
Jonathan (Jonny) Cope
4.9 Average rating
49 Reviews
775 Students
7 Courses
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.