[Harp-L] HarmoniCollege #9, 2022 will be Friday April 1st & Saturday April 2nd 2022

James Brill Rumbaugh jrumbaug@xxxxx
Fri Dec 31 20:55:44 EST 2021

HarmoniCollege #9, 2022 will be
Friday April 1st & Saturday April 2nd 2022
(no April's fool, this is real)
at Heritage Farm, Huntington, WV.

After a long COVID delay, HarmoniCollege will return.
Our 'professor' will be Sandy Weltman

Here is the 'syllabus' of what Sandy will be teaching on Saturday, from 9 to 5.
Leaning to Play in "Minor" Positions
In this class we will learn how to play minor music (as opposed to major) in five different positions (keys) on one harmonica. We'll learn to understand when, why and how to choose a particular position for any particular minor song. We'll also learn a minor song(melody) and a solo in these 5 positions.

A Pentatonic Approach For The Harmonica
I like to tell my students that if they learn nothing else but the pentatonic and blues scale along with some associated licks and patterns, they will probably be able to jam along very competently on any folk, rock, blues or bluegrass song or jam session that they encounter. In this class we are going to dig into the five note pentatonic scale for the harmonica. We will learn licks, patterns and approaches to jamming with this simple yet profound scale.

The Blues Scale
Patterns, exercises, and licks will be taught to help assimilate these all important six notes into all of your playing.

12th Position
What is it? When and how to use it. Patterns ,licks and exercises to help you get going. We will also learn a swingy version of a harmonica standard using this position.

Learning To Play in 1st Position (you've got to be kidding... I did that years ago when I first started)
Not kidding. We'll learn way more than you thought possible in this position, including blues, jazz/swing, bluegrass and even some ethnic music.

Approaching Jazz and Swing
This class will focus on an approach to learning, understanding and playing one of the most crucial components to playing jazz/swing on the harmonica, the 2-5-1 progression. Specifically, 2-5-1 licks and patterns in a few different positions.

What is it? How to do it? How to use it? ...along with assorted overblow licks in assorted positions.

It all happens at Heritage Farm, Huntington, WV.

The cost is $100. That covers :
Friday night meet, eat, and greet jam from 6pm to 11pm. (food provided)
Saturday classes from 9 to 5. Breakfast , lunch, and dinner provided.
Saturday night jam from 7 to 11.

All the 'on campus' rooms have been reserved. There are local rooms available within 15 minutes driving time.

We hope you will join us for our 9th session.
To reserve a spot email jrumbaug at xxxxx<mailto:jrumbaug at xxxxx>

Jim Rumbaugh
The Harmonica Club of Huntington, WV

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