Harmonica & Vocals

Requirements for participation

  • Technical level: intermediate to advanced

  • Language: English or French

 

Harmonica Fundamentals

-The positions of the mouth, jaws, tongue and harmonica

- Simple and effective phrasing tips. 

- Learning blues improvisations

- Diaphragm and throat vibrato

- Wah Wah techniques 

 

Scales and Secrets 

- Bending and the secret of blues phrasing and its scales

- Tongue blocking and tongue positioning tricks

- Learning fluid slides and glissandi

- Solo nuances

- Accompaniments

 

Vocal Blues & Gospel

- Introduction to blues and gospel singing

- Play the harmonica and sing along to a piece of blues or gospel

- Tips for singing work songs

- Song studies: Classic Blues pieces such as: CC rider // Help me // Blues with a feeling // You got to move etc..


 

Workshop entitles you to the following:

  • Minimum 11 teaching units of 75 min. or 90 min.
  • Admission to the sessions in the Kesselhaus on Wednesday
  • Admission to the Harmonica Masters Concerts on Thursday, Friday and Saturday
  • Admission to supporting program events on all days

 

 

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