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Liam Ward
Apr 19, 2022
In Announcements
Hi all, Very excited to announce a new course 'Introduction to Overblows'! You'll get: Step-by-step instruction to get you overblowing for the first time How to set up your harp top make overbends easier Scales and exercises to add overbends to your playing Note: To take this course you must be able to draw-bend and blow-bend already. Check it out from the main menu - https://www.learntheharmonica.com/member-courses
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Liam Ward
Mar 07, 2022
In Announcements
Hi all, Very excited to announce that a new course all about improvising blues harmonica is out now! You'll get: Step by step course on blues soloing Short lessons in easy to follow chunks (using C harp) Several soloing approaches to add variety to your solos Open to all levels even if you’ve never improvised before Check it out from the Blues School menu - https://www.learntheharmonica.com/blues-school
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Liam Ward
Feb 13, 2022
In Announcements
Hi all, I'm very excited to release a new set of jam tracks, all about blues structure! You'll find them in the Jam Tracks section. These tracks will help you to study all the common chord progressions used in blues music: 12 bars, 8 bars, 16 bars and more! The collection includes 26 tracks. They are intended for various keys of harmonica (see the guide in the resources for more information). Enjoy! P.S. There will soon be a corresponding course in which I'll help you get started with these tracks. I'm recording next week and will hopefully release the course by the summer.
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Liam Ward
Jan 16, 2022
In Announcements
Hi all, Very excited to announce that a new course all about mics, amps and pedals is out now! You'll get: No-nonsense guide to essential stage equipment Basics of microphone and amp use Demos of popular pedals Tips on improving your sound and avoiding feedback Check it out from the Blues School menu - https://www.learntheharmonica.com/blues-school
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Liam Ward
Dec 08, 2021
In Announcements
Hi all, Very excited to announce that 'Positions & Modes for Harmonica' is now available! You'll get: Step-by-step lessons in easy-to follow chunks (using C harp) Explore the most useful and interesting positions Learn to use modes in your playing Song studies to try each position and mode Check it out from the Courses menu - www.learntheharmonica.com/member-courses
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Liam Ward
Nov 01, 2021
In Announcements
Hi all, Very excited to announce that 'The Bending Course' is now available! You'll get: Step-by-step course on all types of bending Short lessons in easy-to follow chunks (using C harp) Songs studies to practice your bends Open to all levels even if you've never bent a note before Check it out from the Courses menu - www.learntheharmonica.com/member-courses
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Liam Ward
Oct 29, 2021
In Announcements
Hi all, I'm very excited to release a new set of jam tracks, recorded professionally by my blues band, and this time it's all about GROOVE! You'll find them in the Jam Tracks section. The idea of this collection is to reflect the range of grooves you need to know for a jam night or to play with a band. I really hope they help you to improve your knowledge of grooves and your confidence at improvising. The collection includes 40 tracks (that’s 20 grooves in full speed and slower versions). They are intended for various keys of harmonica (see the guide in the resources for more information). Enjoy!
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Liam Ward
Oct 22, 2021
In Website/Account Support
Hi all, This is a guide to updating the card details on your account. The system is a bit messy but shouldn't cause any problems if you follow these steps. Make sure to read all steps before starting the process as you won't be able to access the forum during the process. (Note: this doesn't apply if you pay by PayPal, in which case you can update your details directly on PayPal). STEP 1 Visit your account info at https://www.learntheharmonica.com/my-account-login and click 'My Subscriptions' from the menu, then click 'Cancel Subscription' STEP 2 Click 'Buy New Subscription' This will take you to the Pricing Plans page (https://www.learntheharmonica.com/pricing-plans) STEP 3 Click 'Start Free Trial' on your chosen subscription. You should still be logged in and be able to add your new card details for payment. This will essentially mean you've cancelled and then joined as a member again. (There won't actually be a free trial since you have already had one.) The site should still retain your course progress data as long as you don't use a different email address to re-sign up. I hope this makes sense. Sorry for the faff, let me know if any problems!
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Liam Ward
Oct 16, 2021
In Announcements
Hi all, Just a quick update that a new course all about bending should go live in a week or so. Really excited about this one, will let you know when it's ready! Cheers Liam
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Liam Ward
Aug 31, 2021
In Announcements
Hi all, Very excited to announce that 'The Intermediate Course' is now available! You'll get: Step-by-step instruction through a year of intermediate learning Short lessons in easy-to follow chunks (using C harp) Fast licks, vibrato, draw/blow bends, tongue splits and position playing Suitable for blues, pop, folk, rock, country and more Check it out from the Courses menu - www.learntheharmonica.com/member-courses
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Liam Ward
Jul 30, 2021
In Announcements
Hi all, Just a quick announcement that there's a new set of backing tracks in the Jam Tracks section of the site. These tracks are designed specifically to help you improve your blues licks and all-round soloing. All tracks are ‘one-chorders’ (they contain only one chord) in the keys of E, A and B. This gives you the chance to practice your licks for the I, IV and V chords on an A harp. I find the A (IV chord) and B (V chord) tracks the most useful, because they let you linger on chords that you wouldn’t usually have the chance to in the course of a standard 12 bar blues progression. Enjoy!
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Liam Ward
Jul 29, 2021
In Give & Get Advice
Hi all, just wanted to give you a step-by-step guide to asking a question in the forum. The screenshots below show you how to add a post in 'Give & Get Advice' but the same method applies to all categories. Step 1 - Click a category title to enter that category: Step 2 - Click 'Create New Post': Step 3 - Click 'Ask a Question' (or 'Start a Discussion' if that's what you're doing): Step 4 - Add a title and text to your post: Step 5 - Add an image (if necessary): Step 6 - Add a video (if necessary): Step 7 - Click 'Publish' to publish your question: And that's it! Now you just wait for a reply 😎
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Liam Ward
Jul 13, 2021
In Announcements
Hi all, Very excited to announce that 'The Tongue Blocking Course' is now available! You'll get: Five modules teaching blocking, slapping, splits, flutters and sweeps Step-by-step lessons in easy-to follow chunks (using C diatonic harp) Song studies to hone your technique Open to all levels even if you’ve never tongue blocked before Check it out from the Courses menu - www.learntheharmonica.com/member-courses NOTE: this course replaces the old 'Intro to Tongue Blocking' lessons. This new course goes into much more detail and, I hope, explains thing a lot better! Don't worry if you were taking the old lessons, this course covers the same topics and a lot more. Enjoy!
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Liam Ward
Jun 24, 2021
In Announcements
Hi all, Very excited to announce that 'Blues Harmonica for Intermediates' is now available in the Blues School! You'll get: Step-by-step blues lessons for intermediates Short videos in easy-to follow chunks (using C harp) 10 blues songs written especially for intermediates Improve your bending, expand your textures and learn fast licks Check it out at https://www.learntheharmonica.com/blues-school
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Liam Ward
Jun 01, 2021
In Announcements
Hi all, very excited to say that Blues for Beginners is now available in the Blues School - enjoy!!
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Liam Ward
May 25, 2021
In Announcements
Hi all, just a quick update that the Blues For Beginners course started being built yesterday. My trusty engineer Barrie is working hard at adding it and making sure all the functionality works properly. He's estimated a 14 day job for it so all being well it will be released early-mid June. Sorry for the delay, I hope you enjoy it when it's finally out!
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Liam Ward
Apr 23, 2021
In Announcements
Hi all, Just to let you know that the Complete Beginner Course pages have been updated so that you can track your progress through the course. This is a feature that I hope to roll out to all courses in the future. Please let me know in the forum if you notice any bugs or problems in the next week so I can hopefully get them corrected. Below are a few screenshots to show you the new layout. NOTE: any progress you've made prior to me adding this feature won't be included in the data so it will say 0% until you watch any videos from today onwards (even if you've gone through a lot of the course previously)
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Liam Ward
Apr 12, 2021
In Announcements
Hi all, I have added the first full collection of backing tracks to the Members Zone. Jam away your blues with a collection of professionally recorded 12 bar blues backing tracks for C diatonic harmonica. They will help you to improve your knowledge of grooves and your confidence at improvising. Want to download the tracks to keep? As a member you can get 50% off the full collection from my store. Simply visit the store and enter code MEMBER at checkout when purchasing the jam tracks. Enjoy! FIND THEM IN: Jam Tracks
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Liam Ward
Apr 01, 2021
In Announcements
Hi all, I have added a new blues song study today. It's Big Walter at his finest playing 'All Because of You'. He digs deep into the groove, pours his soul into every note and produces a live cut to rival that of any classic blues harmonica player. There are seven (yes - SEVEN!) solos, and every one's a gem. Enjoy! KEY: F diatonic harmonica FIND IT IN: Song Studies
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Liam Ward
Mar 02, 2021
In Announcements
Hi all, Massive thanks to everyone who took part in my members feedback survey. I can now announce that the winner of the Marine Band Deluxe is Mark Ayre. Mark, I'll contact you privately to arrange delivery. Hope you enjoy the harp! Cheers, Liam
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