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Music Theory for Harmonica Players

NOTE: This course is aimed at diatonic harmonica players (and uses some diagrams that assume you play diatonic) although it also contains general information which may also be relevant if you play chromatic/tremolo harmonica, or indeed any other instrument. Take a look at the course summary below to see if it's for you.

Everything you need to know about music theory to get by as a gigging harmonica player, distilled from over a decade's experience as a professional touring and recording artist.

You'll get:

  • Step-by-step videos and printable worksheet
  • Focus on practical know-how, leaving out what you're unlikely to need
  • Explanations of keys, scales, chords and timings
  • Study of blues structure (with applications for rock, country, pop, folk etc)
  • A solid foundation for further theoretical and practical learning


COURSE SUMMARY

PART 1: ABSOLUTE BASICS
1.1  Introduction (2:13)
1.2  What is music theory? (3:24)
1.3.1  What are notes? (3:36)
1.3.2  What is an octave? (3:21)
1.3.3  Sharps and flats (3:10)
1.3.4  Half steps and whole steps (2:38)
1.4  What are keys? (2:35)
1.5  Sheet music vs. tabs (3:07)
1.6  Conclusion (0:46)

PART 2: SCALES & POSITIONS
2.1  Introduction (0:29)
2.2  What is a scale? (1:59)
2.3  Major and minor (2:03)
2.4.1  What are positions? (2:23)
2.4.2  First position (1:09)
2.4.3  Second position (2:50)
2.4.4  Third position (2:16)
2.4.5  Other positions (2:32)
2.5.1  What is the Circle of Fifths? (6:14)
2.5.2  Adding relative minors (2:34)
2.6  Conclusion (0:30)

PART 3: CHORDS, INTERVALS & BLUES STRUCTURES
3.1  Introduction (0:34)
3.2.1  What is a chord? (1:39)
3.2.2  Types of chords (3:09)
3.3  I, IV and V chords (5:56)
3.4.1  The 12 bar blues (6:26)
3.4.2  The ‘quick change’ (1:19)
3.4.3  The ‘turnaround’ (2:10)
3.5  Soloing using intervals (5:13)
3.6  Conclusion (0:55)

PART 4: MEASURING TIME & FEELING THE BEAT
4.1  Introduction (0:27)
4.2  Counting the beat (6:26)
4.3  Off the beat(en track)  (3:07)
4.4  Learning to swing (3:16)
4.5  Chopping up the beat (4:55)
4.6  Conclusion (1:11)

Music Theory for Harmonica Players

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