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HarmonicaUK Saturday Session Workshops 

HarmonicaUK is pleased to announce the start of the members only Saturday Session Workshops, a series of Zoom tutorials taught by harmonica teachers and professional players.

The hour long sessions are planned to run bi-monthly and will alternate between the different types of harmonica, covering a wide variety of genres and topics.

These workshops are exclusively available for HarmonicaUK members and cannot be accessed by anyone else.

2024 Saturday Sessions

Bold text - With Sarah Saputri , Sat 27th April , 5pm uk time, the major pentatonic scale diatonic harmonica on rainbow colour background

27th April 2024 

Sarah Saputri - Diatonic

Join us on this one hour session with our ambassador Sarah Saputri!

Focus is on the major pentatonic scale, and how to use it.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84227638438?pwd=6PPq9Ninx4EGLTIbGrAf7FUbiUUcx3.1

Meeting ID: 842 2763 8438
Passcode: 681862

With Ricky Cool, Sat 22nd June at 5pm UK time. Mississippi style

22nd June 2024

Ricky Cool - Diatonic/Chromatic

Mississippi saxophone, re-creating saxophone riffs on the harmonica

With Yvonnick Prene, Sat 10th August 5pm UK time

10th August 2024

Yvonnick Prene - Chromatic

Practice within a key to help students master the chromatic harmonica.

With Mat Walklate, Sat 12 October at 5pm UK time

12th October 2024

Mat Walklate - Diatonic/Chromatic/Tremolo

Traditional music on the harmonica

14th December 2024 

John Cook - All Instruments

Maintenance workshop.

John will be inviting you to send in questions you have on how to maintain your Harmonica.  

Email: [email protected]


10th February 2024

 Joe Filisko - Diatonic

The Saturday Session Workshops kick off this year with none other than the fantastic Joe Filisko!

On Saturday 10th February at 5 pm UK time, come and join us for this members only hour-long zoom session concentrating on Fundamentals and Foundations on the diatonic harmonica.

Joe, based in Chicago, is not only a world-famous performer and teacher but is also one of the most respected customisers in the harmonica world.

This session is a must for all serious harmonica players!

You can watch a recording of the session here:
https://youtu.be/aY_wARs8HUg

This is a members' only video, please do not share the link.

2023 Saturday Sessions

Words - Simon Joy - 9th December - Tremolo

9th December 2023

Simon Joy - Tremolo

Join us on this one hour session focusing on phrasing and rhythm of traditional folk tunes

You can watch a recording of the session here: 
https://youtu.be/mw96E9ACGM0

This is a members' only video, please do not share the link.


Words - Adam Glasser 14th October - Chromatic

14th October 2023  

Adam Glasser - Chromatic

Adam Glasser presents and informal chromatic harmonica Q&A based on responses to two key questions which you are encouraged to email him about beforehand at: [email protected]

A: What is the most long standing challenge you have experienced when learning the chromatic harmonica?

B: Describe a moment of greatest satisfaction when you felt you made a breakthrough through playing the harmonica in any situation, alone, gig, workshop, or with a friend

Adam will answer the questions himself during the course of the session and also explore common themes.

You can watch a recording of the session here: 
https://youtu.be/Oxwsa6zi5GI

This is a members' only video, please do not share the link.


Words - Rachelle Plas - Diatonic 12th August

12th August 2023

Rachelle Plas - Diatonic

Join us for this hour long Zoom session with HarmonicaUK ambassador Rachelle Plas.

In this members only workshop, learn melodies, riffs and effects to play the Blues with a chance to ask questions at the end.

You can watch a recording of the session here: 
https://youtu.be/i0MRFCbpnW8

This is a members' only video, please do not share the link.

Improvisation with Ben Hewlett Sat 24th June at 5pm UK time chromatic or diatonic in c

24th June 2023 

Paul Gillings - Diatonic

Paul Gillings heads up this one hour long live zoom session “Beyond The Blues” - will help players learn how to approach playing different music styles on the diatonic harmonica. 

You can watch a recording of the session here: 
https://youtu.be/dwjNdve06qc

This is a members' only video, please do not share the link.

Chromatic workshop with Sam Spranger Sat 22nd April on sparkly background

22nd April 2023 

Sam Spranger - Chromatic

Join us with HarmonicaUK ambassador and band member of The Bad Day, Sam Spranger as he presents this Saturday session workshop for Chromatic players

This is an hour long live zoom tutorial, with questions and answers at the end.

Dream a Little Dream of Me - breaking down a jazz standard, for all levels of Chromatic players.

You can watch a recording of the session here: 
https://youtu.be/F5MF8imQPRE

This is a members' only video, please do not share the link.

You will find a link to download the notes/tab from the session in PDF format below

Words Introduction to Cajun music  with Aidan Sheehan Sat 25Th Feb at 5pm GMT on red sparkly bokeh background

25th February 2023

Aidan Sheehan - Diatonic

An Introduction to Cajun Music on the diatonic harmonica led by Aidan Sheehan

Cajun is an emblematic style of music of Louisiana and is rooted in the ballads of the French speaking Acadians of Canada

Join us for this fun and lively workshop to get an introduction to this popular style of music

You will need a 10 hole diatonic in the key of C for this session  

You can watch a recording of the session here: 
https://youtu.be/v_SFpXIoTuA

This is a members' only video, please do not share the link.

You will find a link to download the notes/tab from the session in PDF format below

Notes/Tab from the 2023 Saturday Sessions

February 2023 - Aidan Sheehan - Notes/Tab
April 2023 - Sam Spranger - Tab
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