Weekday Harmonica Live

Harmonica Class Daily 11 am Mountain Time

Beginner tutorials every Monday. No musical experience or skills necessary. YouTube link will appear shortly before class. Hit reload! Classes start at 5 minutes after the hour and usually wrap up within 30 minutes except on Friday when we take the full hour. More sheet music is in our Harmonica Library. Miss a class? Visit our Video Archive.

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April 12 through April 16

Monday: Diatonic and Chromatic Harmonica Class #137 April 12 link to join: https://youtu.be/nXgHPkZhIjs

  • How to Play Harmonica Mini-Lesson
  • Kumbaya 4 PDF
  • Diatonic Scales PDF
  • Streets of Laredo 6 PDF
  • REVISED!! Chromatic Scales PDF
  • This Little Light of Mine 3 PDF

Tuesday: Diatonic and Chromatic Harmonica Class #138 April 13 link to join: https://youtu.be/J1ZQHmLRmnc

  • Ode to Joy 5 PDF
  • Diatonic Scales PDF
  • Tenting Tonight 6 PDF
  • Chromatic Scales PDF
  • Wonderful World 3 PDF

Wednesday: Diatonic and Chromatic Harmonica Class #139 April 14 link to join: https://youtu.be/XZSDGY243_4

  • Simple Gifts 6 PDF
  • Diatonic Scales PDF
  • Tom Dooley 6 PDF
  • Chromatic Scales PDF
  • As Time Goes By ~4 PDF

Thursday: Diatonic and Chromatic Harmonica Class #140 April 15 link to join: https://youtu.be/a0c0mQ24pqU

  • When the Saints Go Marching In 4 PDF
  • Diatonic Scales PDF
  • Wildwood Flower 5 PDF
  • Chromatic Scales PDF
  • Ash Grove 3 PDF

Friday: Diatonic and Chromatic Harmonica Class #141 April 16 link to join: https://youtu.be/zlcJ9GobM6Y

  • You Are My Sunshine 3 PDF
  • Streets of Laredo 6 PDF
  • Tenting Tonight 6 PDF
  • Tom Dooley 6 PDF
  • Wildwood Flower 5 PDF
  • As Time Goes By ~4 PDF
  • Ash Grove 3 PDF
  • This Little Light of Mine 3 PDF
  • Wonderful World 3 PDF

Next Week:

Diatonic: Yankee Doodle 7, All My Loving ~5, All Through the Night 7, Aloha ‘Oe 6

Chromatic: Ashokan Farewell ~5, Beautiful Dreamer ~5, Danny Boy ~2*, Girl from Ipanema 6


Theory & Standard Notation

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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?

 

ChromaticHarmonica diatonicharmonica

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.