The Search for the Single Note
About this harmonica course
These play along harmonica lessons for new harp players will teach you how to get and use single notes on a diatonic harmonica. Ben explains more in our video:
We teach you in simple stages, so you’ll easily be able to cope with the progression. The course starts very simply with a couple of excellent blues pieces using only one hole, and moves on to more complex tunes.
Each piece falls somewhere between an exercise, a musical pattern and a simple tune. This is a great way to learn because the simple tracks give you the confidence to tackle the later, more complex parts.
The whole course uses only the notes of the scale of C, so no note bending is needed – although later you can revisit the music and play it an octave lower to practise your notebending.
Another helpful feature is that the patterns are all continually repeated, so no need to worry about the complexity of a tune that meanders all over the place!
It’s all very achievable, with a bit of effort, and Paul has once again written some beautiful music in a variety of styles as your backing track – listen to the sample.