Weekday Harmonica Live

Harmonica Ensemble

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
at 2:30 pm Denver Time
Music includes guitar and ukulele.

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

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I have a frustratingly non-musical week this week, so I won’t be around except Tuesday. Join us then for an epic one-day session of harmonica. Otherwise, play on your own.

Monday on Your Own: Diatonic and Chromatic Harmonica Ensemble #000 September 20

  • Play your scales prior to class to warm up your harmonica. Diatonic ~ Chromatic
  • Monday Easier Song: Kumbaya 4 PDF
  • Aloha ‘Oe 6 PDF
  • Amazing Grace 6 PDF
  • Girl from Ipanema 6 PDF
  • Hedwig’s Theme 2 PDF

Tuesday: Diatonic and Chromatic Harmonica Ensemble #223 September 21: Link to Join https://youtu.be/aQnXmLlXlC4

  • Play your scales prior to class to warm up your harmonica. Diatonic ~ Chromatic
  • Tuesday Easier Song: Ode to Joy 5 PDF
  • Au Clair de la Lune 7 PDF
  • Black is the Color of My True Loves Hair ~6 PDF
  • Chromatic Scales: F# Major PDF
  • House of the Rising Sun ~3 PDF
  • It’s Only a Paper Moon 3 PDF

Wednesday on Your Own: Diatonic and Chromatic Harmonica Ensemble #000 September 22

  • Warm up your harmonica up with scales! Diatonic ~ Chromatic
  • Wednesday Easier Song: Simple Gifts 6 PDF
  • Blowin’ in the Wind 6 PDF
  • Blow the Man Down 5 PDF
  • La Vie En Rose 8 PDF
  • Last Rose of Summer 5 PDF

Thursday: Diatonic and Chromatic Harmonica Ensemble #000 September 23: Crud … I have a doctors appointment. This is a very poor week for me calendar-wise. Please play on your own and I’ll do the same and it’ll be delightful to see you next week.

  • Warm up your harmonica up with scales! Diatonic ~ Chromatic
  • Thursday Easier Song: When the Saints Go Marching In 4 PDF
  • Brahms’ Lullaby 5 PDF
  • Buffalo Gals 6 PDF
  • Chromatic Scales: Gb Major PDF
  • Leaving on a Jet Plane 5 PDF
  • Minstrel Boy 3 PDF

Friday: Diatonic and Chromatic Harmonica Ensemble #000 September 24: I have a condo association yucky thing to deal with today, so I can’t attend. Play through your tunes from the week and be happy you didn’t volunteer to help the condo association. 🙂

  • Warm up your harmonica up with scales! Diatonic ~ Chromatic
  • Friday Easier Song: You Are My Sunshine 3 PDF
  • You pick ’em: Songs from the week

Saturday and Sunday on Your Own: Replay the hits of the week on your own.


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 needs to go through one hole at a time.
  • Kiss the harmonica … what?
    • Use your kissing muscles for your embouchure.
    • Your muscles and tongue also help you bend notes.
  • 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
    • (456) use multiple holes for chords
  • Our sheet music includes ensemble arrangements for singers, pianists, guitarists, ukulele players, and any trained musician.

You should visit the Harmonica Library after you’re up and running.

 

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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