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Are you serious about doing music on the diatonic harmonica? Would you like to improve your chops, knowledge of theory, or general ability to play in different situations? Check out the study plans I offer.

PLAYING THE HORN: VOICE LEADING AND RHYTHM

Priced at 18.99€, this material looks at some great bits played by horn sections over blues tunes (accessible on Youtube or other Music Apps) and uses them to teach and demonstrate voice-leading and rhythm. Incidentally, these are the two most crucial musical elements of improvisation and music in general. The book provides valuable information for all levels of players but pre-intermediate and intermediate players will benefit the most. It contains 50 exercises to improve students’ basic rhythm and voice-leading skills. Most exercises are in the form of the 2nd position twelve-bar blues, some require 3rd position playing and they are written both in notes and harp tabs …

ARPEGGIO EXERCISES

Priced at €14.99, this material is an exercise book as much as an exploration of possibilities. As a “prequel” to Building Fast Runs it aims to improve your general knowledge of musical theory (arpeggios in particular), open ears to different sounds, improve your fluidity on the instrument, enhance your orientation on the instrument, help find your cool runs you can make your own. The exercise book is divided into three parts: Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced – so there is something for all levels of players (diatonic arpeggios, approaching triads, triad patterns, composite scales). A special supplement for players who are not skilled at overblows …

BEYOND THE ESSENTIAL BLUES SCALE

Priced at 14.99€, this study material is designed for intermediate harmonica players wishing to extend their vocabulary in major blues. It deals with blues scales in particular and offers another way of practicing to get accustomed to and acquire new vocabulary with a new perspective on improvisation. You will learn and practice blues scales in many different keys, use more blues scales over the blues progression, extend the blues scales to make your improvisation more interesting …

BUILDING FAST RUNS ON THE DIATONIC HARMONICA: A STUDY IN ARPEGGIOS

Priced at €14.99 This study of 30 lines over 2-5-1 progressions shows how to build smooth and easy-to-execute fast runs on the diatonic harmonica. The approach discussed in this learning material uses arpeggios. I will focus on 7 different keys/positions that are easy to arpeggiate due to their proximity to harmonica’s key center and show ways how to harmonically extend the diatonic scale arpeggios (using diminished, augmented arpeggios, etc.) …

APPROACH NOTES EXERCISES FOR DIATONIC HARMONICA

Priced at €12.99, this advanced resource material is designed for all harmonica players who would like to improve their technique and theoretical knowledge.  The e-book contains 8 exercises for practicing approach notes in context – bebop scales, chord triads, chromaticism, enclosure, scale patterns, or fourths…

SPIN OFF

The latest album serves a delicious gumbo of genres such as blues, soul, funk, reggae or bluegrass. It’s really well cooked and seasoned with some world-class harmonica playing.

NOVELTY SHOP

The album features diatonic harmonica in surprising musical situations veering off the safe path of blues towards jazz, latin, rockabilly, and some other weird stuff.