Harmonica Course Spring 2014

  • Tuesday | 11.02.14
  • 6.00pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • Full: 70


Week 5 of a 10 week course.

A whole new ten week course for harmonicists of all standards! Three harmonica classes: Beginners; start from scratch. Beginners Continued; extend your new-learned skills. Intermediate-Advanced; brush up on your existing techniques and repertoire and push yourself to new heights. This ever popular course has something for every aspiring harmonica player.

“Excellent value for money, recommend to anyone who would like to learn basics.”

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. Tutor, Mat Walklate will dispel the myths and reveal the mysteries.

“A fun, informal, and very well-taught introduction to the harmonica. The balance between an informal environment and transfer of musical skills was very well struck.”

Beginners learn the fundamental techniques and some simple blues, country and folk tunes (with a bit of Beethoven thrown in). All lessons are taught on diatonic harmonicas in C. The Hohner Silver Star is a good starter model. Available from our online store HERE.

“Mat is a great teacher, and I will definitely be signing up for the next course.”

Beginners Continued class for those who want to consolidate and build on fundamental techniques whilst learning new accessible tunes.

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 series of classes run over 10 weeks 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 HERE. The access password is available on request from the course tutor or contacting the Creative Learning 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.

Venue: Education Room 1 at Band on the Wall

Day: Tuesdays

Dates: January 14th, 21st, 28th. February 4th, 11th, 25th. March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th.

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

Price: Full £70, Conc £50

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