Weekly Harmonica Workshops on Zoom

Join our fun online harmonica community
Harp Surgery’s workshops are about connecting with other harp players, sharing music, learning songs, asking questions and developing key technical skills. We do blues of course, but we also explore a wide range of musical styles with a gentle splash of music theory. We’re here to offer up solutions to your specific developmental needs during our group sessions, but you can also book 1:1 coaching if you wish to fast track your learning.

Every Wednesday 7.30pm-8.30pm (UK)

09th June – Beginners and Improvers
16th June – Intermediates
23rd June – Beginners and Improvers
30th June – Intermediates

07th July – Beginners and Improvers
14th July – Intermediates
21st July – Beginners and Improvers
28th July – Intermediates

Lesson ID: 914 617 7410
Password: 058464
Download Zoom here
Please set your Zoom audio to ‘enable original sound’

Attendee Feedback 
“You just helped me find my first overdraw!” – Azza, UK
“Thanks for a fantastic workshop.” – Mary Beth, US
“It has been a joy sharing in a harmonica experience with you.” – Maurice, US
“Your sessions are thoroughly inspiring and your style is welcoming and inclusive”. Ron, Canada
“They are great sessions.” – Roy, UK

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.

Some students ask if there’s a recommended amount. A suggested contribution would be £10.00 GBP / $15.00 USD / €12.00 EUR, but please note that friendships and recommendations are just as valuable. If times are difficult, we would far rather you joined in without obligation than not at all.

•  Video Link
•  pdf  Instructions – iPad
•  pdf  Instructions – Smartphone
•  pdf  Instructions – Laptop
•  pdf  Instructions – PC (Windows)

•  Harmonica Layout – Map
•  Octaving Layout – Map
•  Articulation Map – Diagram
•  Circle of Fifths – Diagram
•  Harmonica Layout Explorer – Link
•  Virtual Piano – Link
•  Online Metronome (also available as App for mobile phones) – Link
•  Bend It Better – Link
•  Amazing Slowdowner for Windows – Link
•  Amazing Slowdowner for Mac – Link
•  Audacity – Link

BEGINNER RESOURCES (Please have a C harmonica ready)

•  12 Bar Blues introduction – Tab
•  Pentatonic to Blues Scale – Tab
•  2nd Position Blues Scale – Tab
•  Major Scale in Thirds (Triplets) – Tabs
•  Major Scale in Quadruplets (Steps) – Tabs
•  Josh’s Wobble (Richard Taylor) – Tab
•  Josh’s Wobble (Richard Taylor) – Sound Track
•  Dirty Old Town – Tab
•  Minuet in G Tab

INTERMEDIATE RESOURCES (Please have various harmonica keys ready)

•  Breathing Exercise Tab
•  Modulation Exercise Tab
•  I, IV, V Chord progression study: Major Triads, Minor 7th, Minor 3rd Tab
•  2nd Position Arpeggios with Dominant 7 Tab
•  Josh’s Wobble (Richard Taylor) – Tab
•  Josh’s Wobble (Richard Taylor) – Sound Track
•  Cross Harp Blues Scale Speed Exercise – Tab
•  Hole 3 Exercises – Tab
•  Octaving Exercises – Tab

4 thoughts on “Weekly Harmonica Workshops on Zoom

  • February 12, 2021 at 2:26 pm

    Thank you for inviting me to your Harp Surgery zoom lessons. You taught me to determine song key with a single harp in C. The ‘hands-on’ approach, through video instruction, engaging multiple senses, allowed me to grasp the concept in a mere 60 seconds. The exercises were challenging, to say the least, providing the tools to progress at our own pace and achieve an advanced level.

    Looking forward to continued improvement playing the harmonica and creating new relationships through our common interest.

    All the best,


  • February 19, 2021 at 6:03 pm

    Hi Maurice, that’s really great feedback. I like to keep things varied, with a sense of pace, but you are always feel free to butt in. We can also review items and introduce new topics to match your needs. It’s great to learn from each other too! Richard :0)

  • May 28, 2021 at 5:25 pm

    G’day Richard! My name is Dave McGibbon from Canada and I would like to register for BOTH Wed. and Thurs. harp sessions 3rd and 4th. Please forward the links to enable this and I look forward to it indeed!

  • June 2, 2021 at 1:37 pm

    Thanks Dave – I have emailed you. No need to pre-register. Log in to Zoom and join us for a harmonica friendly experience. Kind regards, Richard

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