This is a new way into BLUES!
There are various heads (tunes) in blues and jazz where one riff is repeated three times to make the ‘head’, or in other words, the tune.
In this course you learn three of these, and I think they are easy, fun, and extremely useful.
When you know some of these heads you will be able to play a harmonica instrumental which makes you the soloist and the star of the band. Not bad.
Great for confidence, independence, and musicianship.
In the second part of the course we will take a fresh look at learning to play some bass lines.
You will learn a bunch of classic bass lines and this will act as a massive structural support for your playing.
These famous bass lines work with the chords and rhythm plus they have their own melody.
This is a really good way to support your solos and your improvising.
Once you can feel the structure of the piece you can start to relax and improvise freely without any stress!
Note - I'm describing this as 'all levels' because everyone will get something from this. Much of the course will be fine for beginners but you will be challenged as you go on. If you can't bend yet just play everything without bending. Then study bending and circle round to do this again. The last two lectures (boogiewoogie) will challenge everyone so just a heads up.
Ben Hewlett is passionate about teaching people like you how to play the harmonica really well.
He works hard using his teaching skills to figure out how he can help you get better as a player, understand more, have more fun, and he hopes you will enjoy sharing his love of the harmonica and music in general.
He has attracted 30,000 on-line harmonica students with 46,000 courses purchased and has nearly 5 thousand Youtube subscribers showing nearly 2 million views. They can't all be wrong!
Ben is the Chairman of HarmonicaUK - the community for UK harmonica players
He has been a full time Professional Harmonica Instructor since 1995
Ben is a qualified harmonica teacher and was awarded the Accredited Diatonic Harmonica Teacher Certificate in 1993 - HTAB (Harmonica Teachers Accreditation Board, supported by Lee Oskar Harmonicas, HarmonicaUK and the International Harmonica Organisation)
Ben is a qualified music workshop leader and was awarded the Certificate of Music Workshop Skills (Goldsmiths University of London) in 1995
Ben is a qualified music teacher and was awarded the Certificate of Teaching - Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in 2002 (CTABRSM)
He is lousy at speelling - getting worse actually, so do tell us if you see a typo pleese.