Techniques Taught

  • Simple blowing techniques and proper embouchure (chord)
  • Simple drawing techniques and proper embouchure (chord)
  • Creating proper tone and it’s importance
  • Rhythm training
  • Properly holding the harmonica
  • Proper cupping of the harmonica
  • Properly holding a harmonica microphone
  • Producing Single Note (tongue blocking method)
  • Tremelo Technique
  • Vibrato Technique
  • Wah-Wah Technique
  • Tongue Switching
  • Shakes
  • Slides
  • Basic Music Theory
  • Using a Metronome
  • Slaps
  • Flutter
  • Pulls
  • 12 Bar Blues Structure or Context
  • Accompaniment Playing
  • Solo Playing
  • Dynamics
  • Building your Lick Library
  • Bending Notes
  • Improvisation
  • and more…

Level 1

Tongue Block Study 1 “Walk with Me” (Recorded to Jam Track)
Solo Harmonica Study 1 Examples 1.1 to 1.7 (Ex. 1.2, 1.4 and 1.7 Recorded with Metronome)
• Movement Exercises Study 2 C Major Scale 4+ to 7+ (Recorded Ascending & Descending)
Music Theory Study 1 Section 1 (Fill in PDF Test Form) Artist Study Unlocked: Jerry Portnoy’s “Blues for Big Nate” Additional Helpful Material
1) Equipment > Software > Practice Tools (the Amazing Slow Downer)
2) Equipment > Learning Aids > Metronome
3) Equipment> Learning Aids > Filisko Tongue Blocking Trainer
4) Lessons > Rhythm Training (Examples 1 through 5)
5) Lessons > Accompaniment Study 1 – Intro
6) Lessons > Tongue Block Study 1.5
7) Lessons > Recording Study 1 – Handheld Recording
8) Contributor > Beginning Student Hob Bosold

Level 2

• Tongue Block Study 2 “Temperature” (Recorded to Jam Track)
• Solo Harmonica Study 2 Examples 1.1 to 1.6 (Ex. 1.5 or 1.6 Recorded to Metronome)
• Accompaniment Study 1 (No Submission Required) • Accompaniment Study 2 (One Chorus of Ex. 1.12 Recorded to Jam Track of Your Choosing)
• Music Theory Study 1 Section 2 (Fill in PDF Test Form)
• Bending Study 1 (No Submission Required) Artist Study Unlocked: Steve Guyger’s “Snake Oil”
Additional Helpful Material
1) Lessons > Tongue Blocking Study 2.5
2) Lessons > Cupping & Hand Effects
3) Lessons > Recording Study 2 – Software
4) Contributor > Beginning Student Hob Bosold
5) Equipment > Harp Ninja

Level 3
• Bending Study 2 “Feelin’ for the Blues” (Recorded to Jam Track)
• Solo Harmonica Study 2 Examples 1.7 to 1.9, 2.3 and 2.4 (Ex. 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 2.3 or 2.4 Recorded to Metronome)
• Accompaniment Study 3 (Ex. 2.3 Recorded to Jam Track of Your Choosing)
• Music Theory Study 1 Section 3 (Fill in PDF Test Form) Artist Study Unlocked: James Harman’s “Skeet-A-Little Taste” Additional Helpful Material
1) Equipment > Amps – What You Need To Know
2) Equipment > Mics – What You Need To Know
3) Contributor > Beginning Student Hob Bosold