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Harmonica from Scratch with Lil' Rev
This course shows you how to get started on the 10-hole diatonic harmonica. 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.
Preregistration required. For beginners, age 12+
Bring your own 10-hole diatonic harmonica, or purchase one from Lil' Rev at the first class.
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.