Weekday Harmonica Live

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

First time here? Click the video above (coming soon).

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Monday: Come Play with our Diatonic and Chromatic Harmonica Ensemble #175 June 14 link to join:

  • Play your scales prior to class to warm up your harmonica.
  • Monday Easier Song: Kumbaya 4 PDF
  • Diatonic: Streets of Laredo 6 PDF
  • Diatonic: Tenting Tonight 6 PDF
  • Chromatic: NEW! Ghost Riders in the Sky ~3 PDF Conductor’s Version PDF
  • Chromatic: Danny Boy ~2* PDF

Tuesday: Come Play with our Diatonic and Chromatic Harmonica Ensemble #176 June 15 link to join:

  • Play your scales prior to class to warm up your harmonica.
  • Tuesday Easier Song: Ode to Joy 5 PDF
  • Diatonic: Tom Dooley 6 PDF
  • Diatonic: Wildwood Flower 5 PDF
  • Chromatic: Fly Me to the Moon 4 or 8 PDF
  • Chromatic: Girl from Ipanema 6 PDF

Wednesday: Come Play with our Diatonic and Chromatic Harmonica Ensemble #177 June 16 link to join:

  • Play your scales prior to class to warm up your harmonica.
  • Wednesday Easier Song: Simple Gifts 6 PDF
  • Diatonic: Yankee Doodle 7 PDF
  • Diatonic: All My Loving ~5 PDF
  • Chromatic: Hedwig’s Theme 2 PDF
  • Chromatic: House of the Rising Sun ~3 PDF

Thursday: Come Play with our Diatonic and Chromatic Harmonica Ensemble #178 June 17 link to join:

  • Play your scales prior to class to warm up your harmonica.
  • Thursday Easier Song: When the Saints Go Marching In 4 PDF
  • Diatonic: All Through the Night 7 PDF
  • Diatonic: Aloha ‘Oe 6 PDF
  • Chromatic: It’s Only a Paper Moon 3 PDF
  • Chromatic: La Vie En Rose 8 PDF

Friday: Come Play with our Diatonic and Chromatic Harmonica Ensemble #000 June 18 link to join:

  • Play your scales prior to class to warm up your harmonica.
  • Friday Easier Song: You Are My Sunshine 3 PDF
  • NO CLASS TODAY

Theory & Standard Notation for Harmonica

Send me an email for the answer sheets

  • 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