You’ll recognize the diatonic harmonica as the small harmonica used in blues, rock, folk and even jazz. In this course, you’ll learn how to hold the instrument, breathe effectively, play chords and single notes and bend notes, as well as learning song forms such as 12-bar blues and 3-chord folk, rock and country tunes. Required text: Harmonica for Dummies, second edition. Prerequisite: Bring a 10-hole diatonic harmonica in the key of C (contact firstname.lastname@example.org for info).
Saturdays 10 – 11:30 am
1/13 – 3/17 (10 weeks)
Winslow Yerxa • $395
Winslow Yerxa (harmonica)
Author of Harmonica for Dummies, advice columnist at Bluesharmonica.com, and past president of the Society for the Preservation and Advancement of the Harmonica. Over 30 years experience in a wide variety of styles. Has performed with Paula West, Muddy Waters, San Francisco Harmonica Ensemble and Tuula Tossavainen.