Monthly Drop-In Harmonica Workshops

The Brunswick Free House
1-3 Holland Rd
East Sussex

Workshop Times and Prices

  • 6.00-7.30pm Beginners £15.00
  • 7.30-9.00pm Intermediates £15.00

Richard Taylor  – 07525 256954

Workshop Dates and Programme

Beginners – Learning Path
27.Feb     Harp anatomy / Breathing & rhythm
27.Mar    Busking for beginners and double stops
24.Apr    Single notes, scales & first tunes
22.May   Hand skills, trills, glissando and rounds
26.Jun    Couplets, Triplets and harder tunes
24.Jul     Tone building and first blues
28.Aug    Playing tunes in different positions
25.Sep     First steps in note bending
23.Oct     Blues, folk and rock harmonica
27.Nov    At the pictures. Lion King, Jurassic Park and Titanic themes
18.Dec    Review and Christmas Playback

27.Feb     Draw bend clinic and 2nd position – Don’t Get Around MuchPack Fair & Square
27.Mar    Draw bend clinic and 3rd position – Double Crossed and Blue, Blowing The Family Jewels
24.Apr    Blow bend clinic and 1st position – Home Run HitterSeven Nights to Rock
22.May   Octaves, intervals, tongue blocking – Look at That, Walkin’ The Eights
26.Jun    Tone building, amplified harp and electric blues – Whammer Jammer, Automatic
24.Jul     Acoustic blues, fox chases, trains, hands & trills – Mama Blues, Bailey’s Bounce
28.Aug   Cajun, Zydeco and Swamp Blues harp – Jambalaya, Mr Dollar Bill
25.Sep    Couplets, triplets, folk and Celtic harp – Galway Girl, Red Haired Boy, Garryowen
23.Oct     Harmonica boogies and overbends – Big Walter’s Boogie, Automatic, Family Jewels
27.Nov    What key’s it in? 4th, 5th and 12th positions – Price Tag, St James Infirmary, Clair De la Lune
18.Dec    Review and Christmas Playback

Why not enjoy a bite to eat and a drink at The Brunswick before or after your workshop? They have a fantastic menu and the food comes highly recommended.

Intermediate players may also like to join the Brunswick’s weekly Jazz Jam after our workshop. It’s in the main music room, entry is free and harp players are welcome.