TeacherI'LL PROVE HOW GOOD MY COURSES ARE - IF YOU DON'T LIKE THEM YOU CAN GET YOUR MONEY BACK - ZERO RISK! I have been teaching diatonic harmonica professionally since 1996 and playing since 1985. You could say it's a 'hand to mouth' existence but... View Profile
- Total Time 1 hr, 35 min
- Lessons 13
- Attachments 6
- Exercises 38
13 Lessons in This Course
2 minFREEHarmonica lesson 1Free2 CQ
Professional harmonica player Ben Hewlett introduces this intermediate harmonica course, covers its scope, and shares some of its cool takeaways.
9 minHarmonica lesson 25 CQ
There are many different ways to hold a harmonica, but two of the best ways are highlighted in this lesson from professional harmonica player Ben Hewlett.
10 minHarmonica lesson 36 CQ
In this lesson, discover the different kinds of breathing, how they can be used when playing the harmonica, and how these techniques affect your tone.
8 minHarmonica lesson 45 CQ
In this lesson, learn specifically how to make your harmonica sound its best, as well as how to consistently create a fat tone when you play.
2 minHarmonica lesson 52 CQ
Through a jaw harp demonstration, discover how varying the size of your mouth can make your harmonica sound rich and full, instead of thin and reedy.
9 minHarmonica lesson 65 CQ
Learn all about harmonica embouchure and different techniques for playing just one hole in this lesson, as well as a couple others for playing different styles.
4 minHarmonica lesson 73 CQ
In this lesson, get familiar with the ways you can utilize tongue blocking to play just one hole on a harmonica, as well as different rhythms.
8 minHarmonica lesson 85 CQ
Learn how the circle of fifths determines the harmonica's notes and chords, and discover how that affects the notes it can play while in a certain key.
9 minHarmonica lesson 95 CQ
Ben "Harmonica" Hewlett demonstrates the techniques for playing several familiar tunes. He also discusses music theory that applies to the harmonica itself.
5 minHarmonica lesson 103 CQ
Follow along to learn some simple syllables and techniques for chugging that can have you jamming along to a traditional 12-bar blues on your harmonica.
8 minHarmonica lesson 115 CQ
In this lesson, harmonica instructor Ben Hewlett covers a few rhythmic whispering patterns that can fit into many different 12-bar blues styles.
6 minHarmonica lesson 124 CQ
In this lesson, professional harmonica player Ben Hewlett demonstrates a chugging pattern for blues along with tips to extend and vary it with hand muting.
8 minHarmonica lesson 135 CQ
Making your harmonica sound like it's a chugging train is a great traditional riff used by many blues players. Learn how to achieve the sound in this lesson!
1293 min12-part Harmonica course52 CQ
Ready to up your harmonica playing to the next level? Review the basics, then learn a few intermediate techniques, like playing train rhythms and bending notes. Finish by practicing a few new tunes.
1083 min10-part Harmonica course47 CQ
Do you love the blues and already have a foundation in harmonica playing? In this course, learn how to improvise, play notes, and use tongue blocking to create harmonic sounds while playing the blues.
12108 min12-part Harmonica course59 CQ
Want to play the harmonica by ear? In this intermediate course from expert instructor Ben "Harmonica" Hewlett, learn how to play a host of popular country, Irish, and jazz tunes by ear.
30226 min30-part Harmonica course127 CQ
Do you know how to play basic notes on harmonica? In this course, Ben Hewlett introduces the essential pentatonic scales and improvisation techniques to play eight original blues tunes on harmonica.
1185 min11-part Harmonica course48 CQ
To grow your skills as a harmonica player, you need to learn how to play single notes and scales. This beginner-friendly course will help you to familiarize yourself with the notes on your instrument.
1395 min13-part Harmonica course55 CQ
Harmonica teacher Ben Hewlett delivers this course filled with tips and instruction for jamming along with the 12-bar blues and mastering different vocal effects, so get out your harmonica and blow!
1496 min14-part Harmonica course56 CQ
Want to play harmonica like John Popper or Eddie Vedder? Dive into this beginners course, and learn how to buy a harmonica, how to bend notes, and play your first tunes in 1st position on a C harp!
12103 min12-part Harmonica course57 CQ
In this course from professional harmonica player and instructor Ben Hewlett, learn how to play some familiar songs and discover a new technique for reaching "missing" notes by draw bending.
12100 min12-part Harmonica course55 CQ
Learn the basics of playing the harmonica with Ben "Harmonica" Hewlett, including how to breathe into your instrument and play simple chords, as well as how to begin making fun rhythms by chugging.
1298 min12-part Harmonica course56 CQ
In this course for skilled beginners who have already mastered the foundations of harmonica, learn how to play a little G major pentatonic improv, some minor pentatonic scales, and a few blues scales.