This course will be of interest to anyone who wishes to learn or improve his/her sight-reading skills on the harmonica. Knowing how to read music will open the doors for being able to play new pieces and also get away from limited harmonica tabs.

    In This Course You Are Going to Learn:

    • How to interpret a written piece of music on your harmonica
    • Sight-read simple tunes
    • Decypher a basic music sheet
    • Learn different types of rhythm 
    • And a lot more...

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    Nomenclature:

    ( ) The numbers between parenthesis indicate a draw note.

    + The sign “plus” in front a number indicates the slide is in.

    How to Practice the Exercises:

  • First, count along with the metronome click the eighth note subdivision (one & two & three & four &) while listening to the recording.
  •  Secondly, sing or just say the rhythm along with the recording.
  • Thirdly, take your harmonica and start slow at 60bpm and work your way up to 100bpm. Just practice with the metronome
  • Lastly, play the exercise along with the recording. 
       Materials to improve your reading.
  • A great place to start is trumpet or flute music. 
  • Simple jazz standards from the Great American Songbook
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Course Includes

  • 9 Lessons
  • I have since noticed that I can already sight read simple tunes without needing tabs. It has taken over a year, and As I said, it is just beginning to emerge. For me it’s the approach to visualization. Do I memorize which note sits on the register? Yes, I believe it’s a must! Do I memorize which hole number fits on the register? Absolutely, too! Whats a draw, what’s a blow? Yes to that too! So, as I struggle along, I am encouraged at discovering the beginning of a valuable skill. Another bonus is, that when I want to write my own tabs, either on new music sheets, or when transcribing, I no longer need to use the harmonica note chart. I see a C, I know how to tab it, as well as all the other notes. The next challenge is to learn the notes that are above and below the five lines…

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