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:
Our harmonica lessons feature 60 great blues harmonica riffs for you to add to your repertoire, including intro riffs, outro riffs, turnarounds, solo building blocks, chordal chugging riffs for the low C harmonica (which also work fine on a normal C), question and answer phrases typical of Sonny Boy’s playing… in fact everything you need to learn to play like Sonny Boy!
Starting out simply, even total beginners will be able to play along. As the book progresses, you will come across new ideas, such as Sonny Boy’s unique approach to playing single notes, which we will teach you in just a few simple steps.
You’ll learn to play those wonderful deep chords, the high piercing phrases, the tremolo and vibrato techniques, the choking and tongueblock bending and the amazing phrasing. And, if you study this book, you will learn so much more about the man sometimes known as Sonny Boy Williamson the Second!
There are four play along tracks at the end of the album, to try the riffs out, and a bonus track called Harmonirap! featuring Ben Hewlett on harmonica and Mike Fry rapping.