The First harmonica lesson will begin with the history and examples of the growth and expansion of music genres played on the instrument.
Bob will go over the basic grip, wah wah and tremolo, breath control, introduction to rhythm – intervals and chords, best way to learn, productive study habits, buddy system, keeping it clean and don’t be shy but do be respectful. Play along blues.
The second lesson will begin with a quick revisit to last lesson, scales (diatonic and pentatonic), a list of first positions songs, and web link list of backing tracks to practice and a link to both lessons on my website for review.
From Bob’s website:
Harmonica – My Instrument
The Harmonica has a very long and world wide history. People also refer to it as the Mississippi Sax, the Tin Sandwich, the Mouth Organ and Harp. My 35 years of performance history with the instrument allows me to play many styles and musical pieces. From it’s 1821 inception right up to the music of today your audience will experience a wide variety of songs that they know and love.This instrument has been a friend to me for many years. Taking me places I would never have gone without its introduction. What has meant the most to me, all these years, is the joy and happiness it brings to those that listen.