Marko Jovanovic

The Building Blocks of Advanced Harmonica Playing
Kurssprache / course language: german
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The Building Blocks of Advanced Harmonica Playing

October 31st - November 4th 2018

Marko Jovanovic’s workshop in 2018 will provide detailed insights into his broad, inspirational vision of the complex world of high level harmonica playing.
In order to ensure a balance between theoretical and practical aspects, appropriate exercises will help students put what they have learned into practice in all three subject areas.

Part 1:
Introduction to the fundamental playing techniques
-    Correct embouchure  -  the prerequisite for a good sound and the basis for
    precise bending
-    tongue and throat accentuation, exercises using the bending matrix
-    Tonal shadings as an aid to expressive playing
-    Playing chromatically on the diatonic harmonica

Part 2:
Improvisational studies
-    Scale and chord movement patterns as melodic building blocks
-    Integrating rhythmic scale and chord exercises, phrasing and groove as a basis for improvisation
-    Improvising over the most important harmonic sequences

Part 3:
Musical and artistic aspects
-    How to bring personal expression into your playing
-    Learning to listen in a band context
-    Communication in and through music
-    How do melodies work? What is a motif, what is a theme?
-    Song forms and structures
-    How do I prepare a realistic practicing plan?
-    Visualisation and consciousness exercises for a deeper understanding of music

Workshop entitles you to the following:
o    Minimum 11 teaching units of 75 min. Wed – Sat
o    Admission to the sessions in the Kesselhaus on all days
o    Admission to the Harmonica Masters Concerts on Friday and Saturday
o    Admission to supporting program events on all days

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