Harmonica Class Summer 2012

  • 15.05.12 - 08.05.12
  • 6.00pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • Full: £60


Week 5 of a 10 week course

A ten week course in harpistry! Three classes: Beginners start from scratch. Beginners Continued move up to the next level. Intermediate-Advanced  brush up on your harmonica skills techniques and repertoire. This increasingly popular course has something for every aspiring harmonicist.

Easy to learn, fun to play, cheap to get started on and widely used in many styles from folk to classical; with a Hamonica you carry a world of music in your pocket. Mat Walklate will dispel the myths and reveal the mysteries.

Beginners learn the fundamental techniques and some simple blues, country and folk tunes (with a bit of Beethoven thrown in). 

For those who want to build on their technique, build confidence, take their playing to the next level and learn new accessible tunes we have extended our Beginners Continued class for another term.

Players who have progressed to an intermediate and advanced level will learn more complicated tunes and techniques (such as note-bending) and some aspects of music theory.

This great 10 week course is led by the renowned blues and Irish traditional harmonica virtuoso and teacher Mat Walklate. Mat currently plays with the Irish traditional group, The House Devils. Course materials for all three levels including recordings and written reference sheets are available online HEREThe access password is available on request from the course tutor or contacting the L&P dept at learning@bandonthewall.org.

This course is open to all ages and abilities and will be great fun.  Children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Day: Tuesdays

Dates: April 17th, 24th May 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th June 5th, 12th, 19th

Times: Beginner 6-7pm, Beginner-Continued 7-8pm, Int/Adv 8-9pm.

Price: Full: £60 Conc: £40

Hohner Silver Star harmonicas in C (standard beginner instrument) available to buy HERE