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Basic Blues Harmonica for Harmonikateens – Multi-Day Version

“Doctor Noe” Gold
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(165)
A workshop for kids in the basics of the harmonica, using tunes such as “This Land Is Your Land,” “Love Me Do,” “Blues With A Feelin’” and novelty tunes by Woody Guthrie, Dr Demento and Bob Dylan In a communal "call and response" format. Videos are used to "jam" with in this highly instructive and fun group experience.

Class experience

Students will learn to play at least one song per session on the C harmonica
Know what key harmonica is used for playing in C,D,E,F, and G
Make various go-to sounds like “train sounds,” “bluesy shuffle,” “bending a note”
Jamming with a band and knowing which harmonica to use for a given key
Homework Offered
Practice on songbook and technique handouts and charts are useful for continuing lessons. I like to hand out song lyrics with harp chords on them and charts that show the basics of music theory for learners to practice 15 minutes a day on songs, techniques and jams.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
The learner is assessed on how well they are able to play the assigned music pieces in the learning text. They are also assessed on their tone quality, breath support and overall dynamics and tempos. But please note, I am not a judge, except maybe in the way Howie Mandel is a judge on America’s Got Talent. What that means is: there will not be a test – but I will give you encouragement if you get it right and the class will do virtual high fives all around.
Grades Offered
 1 file available upon enrollment
The learner will need a simple diatonic harmonica in the key of C, and also one in the key of A, which may be purchased at a supplied merchandise provider – see the plastic harmonicas in my teacher profile pic for an example. I will show you how to get one before the class begins so you can have ample time to fool around with it and get to know your instrument before you come to class. To get a Hohner harmonica key of C (“Hohner Clearly Colorful”) like the one in the picture just message DoctorNoe, or order from any music retailer the Hohner Blues Harp in C.
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Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(165)
I have been teaching music and writing to kids and adults for over 20 years, performing onstage with rock stars and blues musicians even longer than that and I love what I do.

I have been playing the harmonica since I was a kid, driving people... 
Group Class


for 4 classes
2x per week, 2 weeks
45 min

Completed by 32 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 11-16
2-12 learners per class

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