Blues Harmonica 1
$8 materials fee payable to the instructor in class for a manual on the first night. Bring a 10-hole diatonic key of C-major harmonica (such as the Hohner Special 20 or Hohner Marine Band Model 1896) on the first night of class. Optional: bring a tape recorder and blank tape or a digital recorder.
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Let's continue our work with the harmonica and focus on the Blues. The harmonica's unique sound is integral to the distinctiveness of many great blues bands. Learn some techniques and styles of background and lead playing. We will work on songs by Slim Harpo ("Something Inside Me," "Raining In My Heart"), Little Walter ("Last Night," "Hoochie Coochie Man"), Sonny Terry ("Bring It On Home To Me"), etc. Note: if you haven't taken "Beginner's Harmonica for Adults," please let us know at registration so the instructor can contact you prior to the first class to determine if this course is appropriate for you.