Harmonica 101 with Jake Groves

Jake Groves

Harmonica 101 with Jake Groves

$ 180.00

Harmonica 101 with Jake Groves

This class will meet online - an invitation to a recurring Zoom meeting will be included in the orientation email sent upon checkout.

In this eight-week harmonica course, students will learn:

-Harmonica basics: breath control, embouchure, posture, grip
-How to play chords and melodies
-The layout of the diatonic harmonica
-A selection of simple tunes, including O Susanna, Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Blues Shuffle, Scarborough Fair
-How to play in first, second and third position
-Harmonica history 
-The basics of train imitations and other fun harmonica tricks
-The basics of bending
-And more!

Perfect for beginners and early intermediate players.

Students will need a major diatonic harmonica in the key of C and a desire to learn and have fun playing music! If you are shopping for a harmonica, Jake recommends investing at least $40 into your instrument, as cheaper models are usually difficult to play due to poor manufacturing. Here's a few brands and models that should serve you well for relatively cheap:

Hohner "Special 20" 
Hohner "Marine Band"
Lee Oskar "Major Diatonic" 
Seydel "Blues Session" 
Suzuki "Manji"