Harmonica 101 with Jake Groves

Jake Groves

Harmonica 101 with Jake Groves

Regular price $ 180.00 Sale price $ 162.00

Harmonica 101 with Jake Groves

This class will meet online on Zoom -an invitation to a recurring Zoom meeting will be sent by the instructor in advance of the first class meeting.

In this eight-week harmonica course, students will learn:
  • Eight different tunes as well as the technique and theory required to play them.
  • Three different positions will be covered in detail: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.
  • Bending will be taught from the first lesson and worked on each week with the goal of being able to bend in all octaves by the end of the session.
  • Tongue blocking 
  • Rhythmic breathing
  • Train imitations.
Tunes will be selected to highlight how various techniques have been used throughout the years in different folk styles.
Perfect for beginning and early intermediate students.
Students will need a 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 in your instrument, as cheaper models are far more likely to have defects. Hohner, Lee Oskar, Seydel, and Suzuki all make quality harmonicas.