Weekly Harmonica Workshops on Zoom

Join us in Harp Surgery’s Zoom Room

THIS WEEK: How to Practise, Box Blues Pattern, Building 12 Bar Blues Solos

Beginners – Every Wednesday 6pm-7pm (UK)
Intermediates – Every Thursday 6pm-7pm (UK)

Zoom
Lesson ID: 914 617 7410
Password: 058464
Download Zoom here.

The Surgery is open
While there may be exercises and topics we are currently working on, don’t let this stop you from joining in. We will ensure you are made to feel welcome. Harp Surgery is about fixing typical problems and investigating the burning issues players encounter. It’s great if you have questions, skills, pieces or other items you’d like us to investigate; when you share, we all benefit!

Voluntary contributions
It does take time to prepare and organise each workshop, so if you enjoy the experience, a donation is always welcome. If you are able to contribute, copy paypal.me/harpsurgery into your browser and donate whatever you consider reasonable. We understand that times are difficult; if you can’t contribute, please join us anyway. Read on to find out more about our programme.

OPTIMIZE ZOOM AUDIO SETTINGS
•  Video Link
•  pdf  Instructions

WORKSHOP RESOURCES
•  Harmonica Map – Map
•  Piano Keyboard Map – Map
•  Articulation Map – Map
•  Online Metronome (also available as App for mobile phones) – Link
•  Bend It Better – Link

BEGINNER RESOURCES (Please have a C harmonica ready)
We’re working on introductory blues playing, 12 bar blues structure, I-IV-V chord progression, and draw bends…
•  12 Bar Blues introduction – Tab
•  Pentatonic to Blues Scale – Tab
•  Blues Shuffle Backing Track –  YouTube Link here
•  Scales & Arpeggios (Aristocats) – Tab
•  2nd Position Blues Scale – Tab
•  Dirty Old Town – Tab
•  Muddy Licks – Tab

INTERMEDIATE RESOURCES (Please have various harmonica keys ready)
We’re working on introductory blues soloing and the top end of the harmonica
•  Inchworm (Loesser) (Ostinato 6B# exercise) Tab
•  Jesu Joy (JS Bach) Outro section arpeggio 6B# exercise  Tab
•  Moonlight Sonata (Beethoven) 1st Movement intro arpeggio 4B# exercise Tab
•  Breathing Exercise Tab
•  Modulation Exercise Tab
•  I, IV, V Chord progression study: Major Triads, Minor 7th, Minor 3rd Tab
•  2nd Position Blues Scale (Leap Exercise) – Tab
•  Blues Shuffle Backing Track –  YouTube Link here
•  Home Run Hitter high end solo (Jerry Portnoy) – Tab

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