Today we are proud to introduce you to our new blues harp online course. In presenting you the lessons, we want to underline that with every harmonicalearning.com course, you don’t just listen to the teacher, but you actually play with the teacher, listening and repeating while watching each video lesson. Every lesson has been created as if it were live, along with the explanation, you have the possibility of practicing with me, playing on the backing track. This 'listen and repeat' approach has been used for decades in teaching languages, music and other subjects, and still, it is a powerful learning tool.
This course has been designed for intermediate level harmonica students, who know how to use the bending technique, but at the same time they wish to improve the way they used to play the blues in second position.
In this course you'll not only get the opportunity to learn and practise more than 50 blues licks, but the chance to grab some valuable concepts too in the last section, to implement what you have perceived relating blues improvisation.
These lessons focus on the progression of blues chords for the purpose of studying musical phrases specially created for the above mentioned.
We've conceived what actually happens when we improvise to draw licks; that's the reason why I don't recommend to study simple licks at random, but only the phrases which are functional and deeply integrated with the harmonic progression of the blues itself. The presented routines incorporate bending, split notes, octaves as well as some tongue blocking rhythm articulations like slaps and pulls.
When following these lessons, together with the practice, you'll get fringe benefit of learning some excellent theoretical notions; they will assist you to interpret wisely as when and why to play a certain note on any specific chord.
Take this auspicious possibility of improving the way you play your most cherished genre of harmonica music, regardless of your location around the world!
How to use this course and which harmonica you need:
How to take more benefit from this course ?
Every lesson contains clear explanations and tips on how to practice. Each exercise will be notated with holes and notes and while watching videos you are expected to practice these along with I, using a backing track. The video intimates you precisely at the time when it's your turn to play. Your learning will also be supported by tabs that you may download.
To follow this course you just need a C diatonic harmonica.