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Harmonica Helper Workshops

via Zoom with David Seay
No experience necessary.

These workshops are designed to help folks get started playing harmonica. You'll need a 10 hole diatonic harmonica in the key of C major to join in the fun and play along in any of these workshops.

There are three different Harmonica Helper workshops being offered... “Beginner”, “Blues Basics”, and “Harmonica Christmas”. Each session is designed for folks with no previous experience playing a musical instrument.

Each session in each of the three categories will be structured the same and cover the same songs and material so there is no need to sign up for multiple sessions of the same workshop unless you think you would benefit from the repetition.

The music that we will play in the “Beginner” and the “Harmonica Christmas” workshops will be displayed on the Zoom screen in a simple to learn fashion. For example: "4B" means to Blow air into hole 4. "5D" means to Draw (suck) air out of hole 5. You do not need to already know how to read sheet music.


If you are interested in any of these workshops please enter your name and an email address that we may use to send the Zoom invitation(s) and to communicate with you for the purposes of these workshops.

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Beginner Workshop
for ages 8 thru senior citizen.

This workshop will start with the very basics of playing harmonica. Within the first few minutes participants will be playing their first simple folk tunes. During the session we will explore how the notes in each octave are physically laid out and discuss the advantages this offers as well as the challenges it creates.

Choose a Beginner Workshop: $10.00

(All times are Central Standard Time)

Blues Basics Workshop
for ages 11 thru senior citizen.

With mics muted so no one else can hear them experiment, participants will be led thru the experience of finding and playing “safe notes” which blend in nicely with the guitar chords they'll hear being played via Zoom. Gradually folks will be guided into stringing a series of short notes between longer safe notes to create little licks. A variety of techniques such as ways to hold the harmonica, how that bluesy wah-wah vibrato sound is created, and how to bend notes will be introduced and discussed.

Choose a Blues Basics Workshop: $10.00

(All times are Central Standard Time)

Harmonica Christmas Workshop
for ages 10 thru senior citizen.

Most of the songs that will be worked on in this workshop are a bit more challenging than the ones in the “Beginner” workshop. Using a 10 hole C major diatonic harmonica this workshop will include songs in the keys of C major, G major, A minor, and F major.

Participants with shipping addresses in the United States will be mailed a copy of the Harmonica Christmas book which features traditional music notation, harmonica tablature, guitar chords, and lyrics for the first verse and chorus for each song. Songs included are “Joy To the World,” “Silent Night,” “Jingle Bells,” “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” “Up on the Housetop,” “We Three Kings,” “Jolly Old Saint Nicolas,” “The First Noel,” “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” “Oh Christmas Tree,” “Oh Come All Ye Faithful,” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”. We hope to work on about half of these carols during the workshop.

Choose a Harmonica Christmas Workshop: $25.00
(includes book of Christmas carols plus an entry level harmonica)

(All times are Central Standard Time)

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