This is the first in what I expect will be a mini series on Country Music. It is such a huge subject I can't begin to cover it in one course so if you like Country Music take this course, watch this space for more coming your way soon, and tell me what you would like to see in the next Country Music course
In this course you will learn to play Will The Circle Be Unbroken by AP Carter and The Carter Family and also Hank Williams' Hey Good Looking on your harmonica.
The start will be easy and then you may find the end part gets a bit tasty!
You will learn:
- the tunes - note for note
- some chords so play rhythmic chugs with
- some improvising scales
- two different harmonica positions
- how Charlie McCoy approaches playing
- some of the wonderful riffs Charlie McCoy uses
Try to watch Ken Burns Country Music documentary if you want the big picture
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.
StartHey good looking (8:11)
StartHey Good Looking with backing track (6:45)
StartHey Good Looking impro with 1st position major pentatonic (10:33)
StartWill the Circle be Unbroken (11:17)
StartWill the Circle be Unbroken chords and rhythms (5:35)
StartWill the Circle be Unbroken with 2nd position major pentatonic impro (6:31)