Harmonica Workshop

Aug 3 2019 - 1:00pm

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About this event
David Seay is offering a harmonica workshop in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse on Saturday, August 3, 2019 starting at 1:00 PM. The fee is $20.00 per participant. Participants will need a 10 hole diatonic harmonica in the key of C major. The fee includes a free Clearly Colorful 10 hole diatonic harmonica in the key of C major. This is a perfectly functional harmonica but is not very responsive for playing faster tunes or for producing bluesy effects in the lowest octave. The first part of the workshop will focus on playing melodies using the straight harp (1st position) approach. It will be suitable even for folks (2nd grade and older) who have never played harmonica before. The tunes presented will gradually get more challenging. Handouts for the straight harp tunes will be provided so if a participant isn’t able to conquer a tune during the workshop she or he will at least know how to proceed to work the tune up at home. Lip pursing, tongue blocking, and different ways to hold the harmonica will be explored. The second part of the workshop will focus on cross harp (2nd position) and will help get folks jamming to some easy blues progressions. Various techniques, such as bending of individual notes, wailing, and wah-wah will be introduced. A better quality 10 hole diatonic harmonica in the key of C than the free Clearly Colorful one provided would make it much easier when tackling advanced cross harp techniques. Over the past 30 years David has conducted over a hundred harmonica workshops in schools, libraries, county museums, and at festivals. It is one of his favorite activities that he offers as a professional musician. To ask questions, send an email to david@greenblattandseay.com. To register, send an email to Debby at debby@greenblattandseay.com. If you think you have registered but do not receive an e-mail confirmation from Debby within 24 hours please e-mail her at debby@greenblattandseay.com to let her know.
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The Old Avoca Schoolhouse
504 Garfield St The Old Avoca Schoolhouse
Avoca, NE 68307
United States
Phone: 4022753221