About this harmonica course
It's available in three formats:
1. PDF and audio - the best for learning as you can hear the music and see the notation and tabs as well.
2. Audio only. Stereo mp3s of each track with the band on the right and the harmonica on the left - change the balance to suit you.
3. PDF only. Tab and conventional notation throughout.
Each lesson is recorded at different speeds - learn at your own pace.
Download the material and enjoy these harmonica lessons!
Ben explains more in our video:
We teach you in simple stages, so you’ll easily be able to cope with the progression. The course starts very simply with a couple of excellent blues pieces using only one hole, and moves on to more complex tunes.
Each piece falls somewhere between an exercise, a musical pattern and a simple tune. This is a great way to learn because the simple tracks give you the confidence to tackle the later, more complex parts.
The whole course uses only the notes of the scale of C, so no note bending is needed - although later you can revisit the music and play it an octave lower to practise your notebending.
Another helpful feature is that the patterns are all continually repeated, so no need to worry about the complexity of a tune that meanders all over the place!
It’s all very achievable, with a bit of effort, and Paul has once again written some beautiful music in a variety of styles as your backing track - listen to the sample.