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Learn basic harmonica in this two-part one-day music extravaganza.
Session One: 10:30am-11:45am
This course shows you how to get started on the 10-hole diatonic harmonica, in the key of C. We’ll explore hand holding positions, puckering versus tongue blocking, hand tremolo, train sounds, blues riffs, simple folk songs, the major scale, and learning how to chug along with accompaniment styles, all set against a backdrop of harmonica legend and lore.
Session Two: 1:30pm-2:45pm
Build on the basics you learned during session one or brush up on any skills you already bring to the table.
Preregistration required. For beginners, age 12+. Please indicate in the "Special Notes" field if you plan on attending one or both sessions of Harmonica Exravaganza!
Bring your own 10-hole diatonic harmonica, or purchase one from Lil' Rev the day of the class. Examples of preferred harmonica brands are: Big Sky, Special 20, and Marine Band.
Lil' Rev was born and bred in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with dual passions for music and education. After college he taught music to grade schoolers at the Milwaukee Jewish Day School and served as an adjunct music historian and lecturer at The University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. After many years of performing in the Midwest, Lil' Rev left his teaching jobs behind to pursue his musical dreams full-time. Since then, he has traveled hundreds of thousands of miles, visited every state in the Union (except Alaska and Hawaii), wrote almost a dozen instructional books, recorded over a dozen albums and taught thousands of students ukulele and harmonica.