INSTRUCTOR: Eryk Fisher (bio)
TIME: Wed – 1pm, Hybrid (In-person + online)
Our beginning harmonica class explores the versatility of the 10 hole diatonic harmonica. Whether your interest is in country, folk, rock, blues or another style of music this class will help you start playing the music you love. We will learn the layout of the harmonica to understand where notes and chords are positioned. In addition we will learn about melodies, rhythm, chugging, bending notes, tongue blocking, single notes, pentatonic scales and more.
So whether you have never played the harmonica or already play there’s plenty to be carried away from this class.
Class participants should bring a 10 hole diatonic harmonica in the key of G, at a minimum. This will allow us to play along to some songs during the second half session after class.
If you own multiple harmonicas bring them too.
Are you new to buying harmonicas? If so, the price range is wide ranging from $5 to over $100 for a diatonic harmonica. There is a good selection in the $30 – $45 range. Hohner, Suzuki, Lee Oskar and Seydel all have a selection to choose from.
Class type: This class is an in-person class with computer capabilities for anyone wishing to take the class remotely (a live class also streamed through Zoom or other platform of instructor’s choosing). The instructor will send you information on how to access the class online.