Blues Harmonica Level 1 - learn to play blues with a band

Beginners Blues. Here you'll learn the basics. This will give you confidence to play blues harp with others or a band

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Learn to play blues with a band - Blues Harmonica Level 1. Beginners Blues. Here you'll learn the basics. This will give you the confidence to play blues harp with others or even in a band.


Beginners Blues Harp Objectives:

  • Learn 7 essential blues riffs
  • Learn to play 12 bar blues with structure and chords
  • Learn to play single notes using 5 different methods
  • Learn 5 single note horn lines - perfect in blues
  • Learn about draw bending and positions

Here you'll learn all the basics you need to play with a band.

This course will give you confidence to play blues harp with other people informally of even in a jam session.

You will learn 7 blues riffs to store and fall back on in any situation; you will discover where you need to breathe in or out so it fits well with what the other players are doing. You will find out which harmonica to use and how it can be played in many keys.

You will play along with music tracks using chords and also single note horn lines after we have been through the 5 ways to get single notes.

Finally, we will take a look at draw bending and positional playing.

There's a lot to learn here - it will be fun as well as challenging - see you on the inside.


Your Instructor


Ben Hewlett
Ben Hewlett

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 44,000 on-line harmonica students with 59,000 courses purchased and has nearly 5 thousand Youtube subscribers showing nearly 2 million views. They can't all be wrong!

Ben is the Vice-President 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.


Course Curriculum


  Introduction
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  Single notes, bending, and positions
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
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What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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