It’s all happening at..

The Brunswick Free House
1-3 Holland Rd
East Sussex


Workshop Times and Prices
• 6.45-7.45pm Beginners £10.00
• 8.00-9.00pm Intermediates £10.00

Sep 15, 22, 29 / Oct 06, 13, 20, /Nov 10, 17, 24

Richard Taylor  – 07525 256954

Workshop Dates and Programme

Beginners – bring your 10 hole diatonic harmonica in C

•  First breaths & rhythm playing / Harp anatomy
•  Busking for beginners and double stops
•  Single notes, scales & first tunes
•  Hand skills, trills, glissando & playing in rounds
•  Couplets, Triplets and harder tunes
•  Tone building and first blues
•  Playing tunes in different positions
•  First steps in note bending
•  Blues, folk and rock harmonica
•  At the pictures. Lion King, Jurassic Park and Titanic themes
•  Review and Christmas Playback

Intermediates- bring your 10 hole diatonic harmonica in A, Bb, C, D, F and G

•  Draw bend clinic and 2nd position – Don’t Get Around MuchPack Fair & Square
•  Draw bend clinic and 3rd position – Double Crossed and Blue, Blowing The Family Jewels
•  Blow bend clinic and 1st position – Home Run HitterSeven Nights to Rock
•  Octaving, intervals, tongue blocking, slaps, pulls – Look at ThatWalkin’ The Eights
•  Tone building, amplified harp and electric blues – Whammer Jammer, Automatic
•  Acoustic blues, fox chases, trains, hand skills & trills – Mama Blues, Bailey’s Bounce
•  Cajun, Zydeco and Swamp Blues harp – Jambalaya, Mr Dollar Bill
•  Couplets, triplets, folk and Celtic harp – Galway Girl, Red Haired Boy, Garryowen
•  Harmonica boogies and overbends – Big Walter’s Boogie, Automatic, Family Jewels
•  What key’s it in? 4th, 5th and 12th positions – Price Tag, St James Infirmary, Clair De la Lune
•  Review and Christmas Playback

Food & Drink
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.

13 thoughts on “Workshops

  • September 24, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    Harpin’ by the Sea 2016,

    I attended this year’s event and took the Beginners classes. They were very helpful as a newby. I would like to go to next year’s event. Looking at the Schedule the “Beginners” timetable looks to be more advanced than the one this year. Is that correct? I am trying to decide which of the two to go for.

    I hope you can advise me.



    PS Tickets do not appear to be available on the Brunswick link as yet.

  • November 13, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    I think we got it back to front. It’s been corrected now Ben. Same as last year, so you can relax!

  • December 7, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    Hi I’ve just found this event and it sounds great. I am a complete and utter beginner. Would there be something here for me or should I wait til next year?

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  • January 17, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    Hi Tanya – thanks for signing up to Harpin’ By The Sea VI. I’m looking forward to seeing you in our Beginners workshop.

  • January 31, 2016 at 2:06 am

    Hi. I am coming to the beginners workshop next Saturday 6th Feb. Also to the evening. I only bought an evening ticket for myself, but I have a friend who would like to come with me. I see the tickets are all sold. If anyone has a spare ticket for the evening, I would be very interested in buying it off them

  • January 31, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    Looking forward to seeing you there Dave. As if we don’t have enough Daves already ;O) I’ll let Stuart and Tim know. If anything comes free they’ll give you a shout (I have your mobile number). Doc

  • February 3, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    I’ve noticed that in Workshop 3 Son of Dave is taking both the Intermediate and Advanced groups. Are the two groups going to be combined for that session or is he going to mesmerise us with his looping and beat boxing skills so that he will be appear to be in both workshops at the same time, albeit with a slight delay?

  • February 4, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    Really looking forward to this….I attended a masterclass with Johnny Mars in Brighton some years ago now…but haven’t managed to get back since!

  • February 4, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    He’s actually still in Canada, so we’ll beam in his contribution by satellite live into both workshops. Ok, ok, we’re good, but not quite that good. Yes the two workshops will combine in the main auditorium for the final Masterclass. Now change your name, it’s getting confusing.

  • February 4, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    Crikey Dan that was, like, 20 years ago. I still had hair mate and 24 months community service mate..

  • February 5, 2016 at 1:08 am

    Thanks for the reply Wilf. Changing my name I will never do, but have now shortened to my moniker here for your convenience. 🙂

  • February 5, 2016 at 10:09 am

    Yeah…I worked it out last night that it must be about 20 years ago! Your band The Blackjacks played in the evening if I remember correctly….not sure I’ve improved much in those 20 years…guess we’ll find out at the weekend! haha!

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