Blues Harmonica for Beginners*

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The key to playing great Blues Harmonica is the mastery of eight basic inhale sounds.
In this relaxed and enjoyable course, led by experienced blues harmonica player Peter Van Den Heuvel, you'll master simple and easy to learn techniques and be playing like the blues greats in no time.

You'll also learn about different types of harmonicas, amplifiers and microphones, harmonica repairs and some basic music theory. The course assumes no previous musical ability or knowledge.

Course ID BRU1520
Price $195.00 (GST included)
Start date Monday, 30 April 2018
Finish date Monday, 18 June 2018
Sessions 6 sessions of 2 hours
Time 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Tutor Peter Van Den Heuvel
Location CIT Bruce
Status Module is finished.


In order to participate fully in this class you'll need to bring your own good quality 10 hole harmonica in the key of ”C” . The Hohner “Special 20” is ideal, as is “Marine Brand”, “Blues Harp” or the “Pro Harp”. We strongly advise against buying a cheaper mass produced harmonica as it will not give the same result and takes more effort to produce a good note. You will receive a USB that will contain comprehensive book of instructions and music. You can speak to the tutor if you would like to purchase a hardcopy of the notes or CD.

NOTE: There are no classes on the public holiday Mondays 28th May and 11th June

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"Peter was easy to understand and no problem answering problems or questions." Rod
"I liked the strong practical focus on playing rather than a focus on theory." Brian
"This course was fantastic. Peter made sure we were all well versed in the basics of the harmonica and revised each step to ensure that we understood it." Jane

About your tutor:
Peter Van Den Heuvel has been playing the blues harmonica for many years. He is a member of the Canberra Blues Society (CBS) and he and his band, The Raw Blues Band, play regularly at CBS monthly jams as well as at various venues around Canberra and at Blues festivals.

Location: CIT Bruce

Address: 35 Vowels Crescent, Bruce

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  • Canberra, Australia

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