Weekday Harmonica Live

Harmonica Ensemble

Weekdays at 5:30 pm Denver Time
Bring any instrument you like.
Our music includes guitar and ukulele parts.

First time here? You might want to watch the video above once.

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Monday: Diatonic and Chromatic Harmonica Ensemble #196 July 19 link to join: https://youtu.be/5Fi7o8yd6MA

  • Play your scales prior to class to warm up your harmonica. Diatonic ~ Chromatic
  • Monday Easier Song: Kumbaya 4 PDF
  • For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow 4 PDF
  • Hallelujah 4 PDF
  • Ashokan Farewell ~5 PDF
  • Beautiful Dreamer ~5 PDF

Tuesday: Diatonic and Chromatic Harmonica Ensemble #197 July 20 link to join: https://youtu.be/AwkxuucoHc4

  • Play your scales prior to class to warm up your harmonica. Diatonic ~ Chromatic
  • Tuesday Easier Song: Ode to Joy 5 PDF
  • Happy Birthday 6 PDF
  • Home on the Range 6 PDF
  • Blue Moon 7 PDF
  • Danny Boy ~2* PDF

Wednesday: Diatonic and Chromatic Harmonica Ensemble #198 July 21 link to join: https://youtu.be/PJMPUvDe_fE

  • Play your scales prior to class to warm up your harmonica. Diatonic ~ Chromatic
  • Wednesday Easier Song: Simple Gifts 6 PDF
  • Love Me Tender 6 PDF
  • Moon River 6 PDF
  • Fly Me to the Moon 4 or 8 PDF

Thursday: Diatonic and Chromatic Harmonica Ensemble #000 July 22 link to join:

Hey guys, I got invited to a thing tonight and it’s been a long time since I went to anything, so I’m going to go and I won’t be here today. You’re on your own for this half hour. Here’s what we would have played together. Do it! See you tomorrow for #199.

  • Play your scales prior to class to warm up your harmonica. Diatonic ~ Chromatic
  • Thursday Easier Song: When the Saints Go Marching In 4 PDF
  • Morning Has Broken 4 PDF
  • On Top of Spaghetti 4 PDF
  • Girl from Ipanema 6 PDF
  • House of the Rising Sun ~3 PDF

Friday: Diatonic and Chromatic Harmonica Ensemble #199 July 23 link to join: https://youtu.be/OtkzWh-_AGc

  • Play your scales prior to class to warm up your harmonica. Diatonic ~ Chromatic
  • Friday Easier Song: You Are My Sunshine 3 PDF
  • C’mon, let’s play Thursday’s songs together. 🙂
  • Morning Has Broken 4 PDF
  • On Top of Spaghetti 4 PDF
  • Girl from Ipanema 6 PDF
  • House of the Rising Sun ~3 PDF

 


Theory & Standard Notation for Harmonica

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  • Resource: Diatonic Notes in C PDF
  • Resource: Chromatic Notes in C PDF
  • Resource: Chromatic Scales PDF
  • Drunken Sailor PDF
  • Frère Jacques PDF
  • Go Tell Aunt Rhody PDF
  • My Spaghetti Monster PDF
  • Merrily We Roll Along PDF

 

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How to Play Harmonica

To help teach somebody else how to play, download all these slides HERE.

  • Wash your hands.
  • Brush your teeth.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Sit up tall and pretty.
  • Breathe from your belly.
  • Don’t blow too hard.
  • Pucker up. Gross! (Air goes through one hole at a time.)
  • Kiss the harmonica … what? (Use your kissing muscles for your embouchure.)
  • Be ready to “tooo” between every note.
  • Cup the harmonica with both hands.
  • Move your hands, not your face.
  • Harmonica tabs:
    • 4 blow
    • ~4 draw
    • 4* blow with button in
    • ~4* draw with button in
  • Our sheet music includes ensemble arrangements for singers, pianists, guitarists, ukulele players, and any trained musician.

You should visit the Harmonica Library if you’re just getting started.

 

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What type of harmonica should you buy?

 

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You’ll need a diatonic harmonica in the Key of C. Here are some choices in order of price our members have used successfully. The higher priced ones are better.

To play the advanced music you’ll need a chromatic harmonica in the Key of C. Here are some choices in order of price our members have used successfully. The higher priced ones are better.

  • (Low Price and has all 12 Holes) EastTop Forerunner: Amazon Price
  • (Industry Standard but Pricey) Super Chromonica: Amazon Price