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Beginners and Intermediate Players!
If you are scared to improvise Blues harmonica this course will give you easy-to-follow steps and strategies to start improvising the Blues!
Improvise Blues Harmonica!
There are 5 different modules showing you different approaches to jamming/improvisation. A new module is made available to you each week. They will all feature tabs, videos, audio files and exercises to help you on your journey.
During the eCourse you will be given access to a new module each week for five weeks. At the end of which you will continue to have access to all the course materials.
Everything will be broken down into easy-to-follow chunks to make your practice easier!
This course is suitable for harmonica players of any level.
Module 1 – Understanding Rhythm
Module 2 – Understanding a 12 Bar Blues structure
Module 3 – Using the Blues Scale
Module 4 – Ear Training
Module 5 – Using Licks to Build a Solo
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Join over 900 students who are now improvising after taking this course!
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How much does it cost?
The course costs $197.
What does it include?
- 5 Week 'Introduction to Improvisation' eCourse Materials
- 5 Weekly challenges to keep you accountable
- Lifetime access to course materials
- Access to Student-Only Forum
- Introduction (1:56)
- Playing On The Beat (2:23)
- Playing on the Off-Beat (2:16)
- Subdivisions of the beat (1/8th notes) (1:21)
- Subdivisions of the beat (Shuffled 1/8th notes) (2:12)
- Subdivisions of the beat (Triplets) (1:56)
- How To Find the Pulse in a Backing Track (3:28)
- Why are we playing the 2 draw? (1:45)
- Rhythm Lick 1 (2:18)
- Rhythm Lick 2 (1:40)
- Rhythm Lick 3 (1:29)
- Rhythm Lick 4 (1:59)
- Rhythm Lick 5 (1:14)
- Rhythm Lick 6 (2:05)
- Improvising Rhythmically Using One Note (8:22)
- Conclusion (1:30)
- Week 1 Challenge
- Introduction - Understanding the 12 Bar Blues Structure (1:19)
- What is the Structure of a 12 Bar Blues? (2:38)
- Practice counting through a 12 Bar Blues - Medium Shuffle in G (6:50)
- Practice counting through a 12 Bar Blues - Fast Swing in G (3:04)
- Practice counting through a 12 Bar Blues - Slow Blues in G (9:24)
- How does the 12 Bar Blues Relate To The Harmonica? (1:17)
- Practice the 12 Bar Blues Root Notes (3:07)
- Practice the 12 Bar Blues Root Notes over a Fast Swing in G (0:36)
- Practice the 12 Bar Blues Root Notes over a Slow Blues in G (1:03)
- Improvising Over a 12 Bar Blues Using Root Notes (1:30)
- Improvising Over a 12 Bar Blues Using Root Notes - Medium Shuffle in G (5:56)
- Improvising Over a 12 Bar Blues Using Root Notes - Fast Swing in G (2:42)
- Improvising Over a 12 Bar Blues Using Root Notes - Slow Blues in G (9:04)
- Conclusion (1:03)
- Week 2 Challenge
- Using The Blues Scale (2:25)
- How Does the Blues Scale Relate to the 12 Bar Blues Structure (1:24)
- Practicing the Blues Scale (2:48)
- Using Notes From the Blues Scale to Pivot Between Chord Tones (3:19)
- Improvising Using Small Chunks of the Blues Scale (1:19)
- Improvising Using Small Chunks of the Blues Scale - Exercise 1 (5:57)
- Improvising Using Small Chunks of the Blues Scale - Exercise 2 (5:57)
- Improvising Using Small Chunks of the Blues Scale - Exercise 3 (5:57)
- Playing the Blues Scale over a 12 Bar Blues (1:21)
- Playing the Blues Scale With Interesting Rhythms (4:23)
- Playing the Blues Scale With Interesting Rhythms over Medium Shuffle in G (5:57)
- Playing the Blues Scale With Interesting Rhythms over Fast Swing in G (2:42)
- Playing the Blues Scale With Interesting Rhythms over Slow Blues in G (9:31)
- Conclusion and Homework (0:46)
- Week 3 Challenge
- Why is it Important to Learn Licks By Ear? (2:02)
- Chugging Imitation Exercise (4:38)
- Chugging Improvisation Practice (2:37)
- One Chord Blues Improvisation (3:13)
- Call and Response (1:28)
- Call and Response Lick 1 (1:19)
- Call and Response Lick 2 (1:07)
- Call and Response Lick 3 (1:15)
- Call and Response Lick 4 (1:38)
- Call and Response Lick 5 (1:13)
- Call and Response Lick 6 (1:31)
- Practice Call and Response Chugging (2:41)
- Transcribing Licks by Ear (2:18)
- Ear Training Lick 1 (1:02)
- Ear Training Lick 2 (0:32)
- Ear Training Lick 3 (0:30)
- Ear Training Lick 4 (0:40)
- Ear Training Lick 5 (0:31)
- Conclusion (1:31)
- Week 4 Challenge
- Introduction (3:56)
- The Importance of Phrasing (2:02)
- Basic 50-50 Phrasing (2:59)
- Example Lick 1 (2:11)
- Example Lick 2 (1:35)
- Example Lick 3 (1:32)
- Making Licks Fit the Backing Track (2:06)
- AAB Solo Structure (2:23)
- ABC Solo Structure (2:40)
- Maximising One Lick - Different Ending (2:26)
- Maximising One Lick - Chord Tones (2:54)
- What’s Going On in the Last Two Bars?? (1:36)
- Basic Turnaround 1 (1:29)
- Basic Turnaround 2 (1:36)
- How to practice Improvisation (2:36)
- Week 5 Challenge
Frequently Asked Questions
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts as soon as you join it. You will get access to a new module each week for five weeks. At the end of the course you will maintain access to the course materials.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
I would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact me in the first 365 days and I will give you a full refund.
Hear From a Happy Student!
In this video, you'll hear from Gary Glazer, one of my happy students who has seen significant improvement in his playing since enrolling in the course. Gary shares his experience with the course and how it has helped him unlock his creativity and develop his own unique sound. He raves about the depth and quality of instruction provided in the course, as well as the personalised feedback he received.
"You obviously put a great deal of thought into the planning of the course, in terms of the content, gradation and presentation. Whilst I’ve played for many years, I wish this had been available 20 years ago as mastering the basics would have helped me considerably. Your presentation was clear and concise and the setting looked comfortable but workmanlike. I liked the short video sessions as they were easily digested and gave the impression of making progress at a good rate."
- Dennis R
"This unquestionably is the BEST course/material I ever had the pleasure of accessing"
- Robert C
Tomlin is the founder of Tomlin Harmonica School. Having taught himself to play Blues Harmonica after wrist injuries stopped his career as a guitarist, Tomlin decided to create an easy-to-follow learning system to help others learn Blues Harmonica.