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Course: 30 day challenge - learn to play the harmonica in one month!

30 day challenge - learn to play the harmonica in one month!

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About this Course

30 day harmonica challenge. 

2 minutes a day only.

Do one lecture a day (just 2 minutes) and a little practice, and you will be playing ok after just one month. 

I know it sounds bonkers but that's what will happen if you follow the course and do a little practise.

DO NOT take this course if you have already taken the 7 day challenge. No videos in this course are used in any other course. However, whilst all the teaching, approach, videos, and scheduling are different, both courses are for beginners so cover the same beginners basics so DO NOT take this course if you have already taken the 7 day challenge.

Take this course and play the harmonica instantly. No musical experience needed.

You will pick it up straight away without needing any music skills. This is easy to play and really fun to learn. You will be proud of your achievements and happy with the results.

'INSTANT HARMONICA' is a new series of courses where you learn one tune or technique per course. You will find it is taught in a friendly and encouraging manner and most importantly it is taught  v-e-r-y  s-l-o-w-l-y. 

Ben Hewlett is a very experienced music teacher who is able to be very patient and methodical. Each lecture will introduce you to the next group of notes – usually just 4 new notes and that's it.

This method is very easy for you to pick up the tunes as they are repeated over and over again until you have got it. You can even re-run the video if you find it useful.

Take one course and learn your favourite tune. The try another. Remember you can always get your money back if you wish but otherwise you have lifetime access to the course.

Imagine how amazing it will feel when you whip out your harmonica and play this tune – your friends and family will carry you shoulder high in triumph. Hopefully they don't carry you out of town and dump you in the river, but hey, swimming's good as well.

The health benefits of playing the harmonica are well documented – google it. Your lungs get exercised, your lung capacity increases, aerobic movement is good for you, playing music makes you smarter they say. 

You will have fun on your own and with your friends, and more oxygen to the brain will make you think you are having a good time so it's all good.

If you feel any copyright has been infringed please contact me immediately and I will take action to rectify. To the best of my knowledge and belief there are no infringements as set out below.

The Copyright and Rights in Performances (Research, Education, Libraries and Archives) Regulations 2014 (extracts)

The Library of Congress broadly gives the same view.

 “(5) Not more than 5% of a work may be copied under this section by or on behalf of an educational establishment in any period of 12 months, and for these purposes a work, which incorporates another work is to be treated as a single work. 

Fair dealing with a work for the purposes of private study does not infringe any copyright in the work.”

Any recordings used in my courses represent less than 5% of the entire work and are already in the public domain on YouTube.

Any written transcriptions are written by me or my team to promote the work and the artist and to facilitate students who want to learn more about their music.

Any audio backing tracks are written and recorded by me or my team to promote the work and the artist and to facilitate students who want to learn more about their music.

Who this course is for:

  • This course is designed for complete beginners but intermediate players will also benefit; you don't need any musical experience, I'll walk you through the whole thing very slowly step by step. If you are an advanced player you will cover the whole thing very fast and you may find it is too slow for you
  • People who have played before and got in a rut can use this pain-free way to get going again in just 2 mins a day
  • PLEASE DO NOT take this course if you have already taken the 7 day challenge. Whilst all the teaching, approach, videos, scheduling and aims are different, both courses are for beginners so cover the same beginners basics
Basic knowledge
  • You need nothing for this course - just a harmonica - 10 hole diatonic in the key of C and two minutes a day free to watch a lecture
What you will learn
  • You will be able to play the harmonica!
  • You will reduce your friends to tears with your playing
  • You will learn a huge amount about the harmonica in a very short time
  • You will understand where you want to go with the harmonica - tunes, rock, blues, folk, jazz?
  • You will have fun playing and learning a new skill
  • You will get a sense of achievement getting the hang of a musical instrument in a very short time
  • You will be able to play the harmonica!
Curriculum
Number of Lectures: 30
Total Duration: 01:12:46
Introduction to the Course - One Lecture a Day - THAT'S IT
  • Day 1. Introduction  

    Let me introduce the course to you and tell you how it works.

Preparation
  • Day 2. Which harmonica Should I Buy?  

    Let me advise you on getting a harmonica - see lecture 4 for written details please.

  • Day 3. How should I hold the thing?  

    Here's how you hold it.

  • Day 4. How should I breathe when playing the harmonica?  

    Here's how you breathe when playing the harmonica.

Starting to Play - Very Easy at First
  • Day 5. Breathing exercise  

    I love this exercise on breathing!

  • Day 6. Six pointers on getting amazing tone  

    Here are six pointers about tone.

  • Day 7. Various types of vibrato  

    Here we look at various ways to get vibratos.

  • Day 8. Open mouth, open chords  

    With a wide open mouth we can explore playing with chords and rhythms.

Taking on a Few New Skills
  • Day 9. Easy chugging  

    Starting easy - here is some chugging.

  • Day 10. Sonny Terry chugging  

    Harder chugging now.

  • Day 11. Train sounds  

    Simple Train sounds.

  • Day 12. Harder Train sounds  

    Harder train sounds.

  • Day 13. Twelve bar blues  

    12 bar blues study.

Getting Down to the Fundamentals - Single Notes
  • Day 14. Single notes puckered  

    Playing single notes pucker style.

  • Day 15. Single notes tongue blocked  

    Playing single notes tongue blocked  style.

  • Day 16. Tongue split notes  

    Using the tongue to split notes.

  • Day 17. All 20 notes  

    Playing all the notes.

  • Day 18. C Scale  

    The scale of C.

Going a Little Deeper - Getting Tunes & Melodies Working
  • Day 19. Simple tune  

    Twinkle Twinkle

  • Day 20. Harder tune  

    When the saints.

  • Day 21. Positions  

    talking about positions on the harmonica.

  • Day 22. Scales - CDE&F  

    Starting on the C scale we will extend to the D, E and F scales.

  • Day 23. More scales - A&B  

    Last two scales.

Bending Notes
  • Day 24. Bending hole 1  

    Here's how you bend hole one on a C harp.

  • Day 25. Bending holes 45&6  

    Further bending studies.

  • Day 26. Bending holes 2&3  

    Further bending studies.

Essential Scales
  • Day 27. Simple improvisation C major Pentatonic  

    Improvisation with a C major Pentatonic.

  • Day 28. Simple improvisation G major Pentatonic  

    Improvisation with a C major Pentatonic.

  • Day 29. Simple improvisation D minor Pentatonic  

    Improvisation with a D minor Pentatonic.

  • Day 30. Simple improvisation E minor Pentatonic  

    Improvisation with a E minor Pentatonic.

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