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Schedule for Live Online Harmonica Classes

Any current HarmonicaLessons.com member can participate in any of the live online classes. There is no limit to the number of classes you can attend. Click here for more General Info for Online Classes.



LIVE CLASS CLIPS:  Harmonica Lessons for Beginners
Watch some short excerts from our live online classes. The 4th video is a "Full-Length Online Harmonica Class" where you'll see members interact with Dave as he gives helpful critiques to their playing.
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A simple playing tip to speed up your movement and add accuracy in single notes.
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Dave gives a general overview of what you can obtain from both diatonic and chromatic harmonicas in regards to harmonica chords.
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In this excerpt, Dave discusses some of the reasons for playing in either 1st Position or 2nd Position.
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This is an example of a live online class where members can interact in real time.



ONLINE CLASS CLIPS:  Advanced Harmonica Lessons
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Dave explains how the concept of "Follow Through", as found in many sports, also applies directly to your breathing and airflow.
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Dave explains the value of not just learning a scale up and down, but dividing it into smaller "bite-size" chunks, which can then be used as blues riffs.
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Dave demonstrates how you can use the "Tonguing" technique to create interesting sounds such as the "Chicken Call".
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Knowing the names of the notes is great for: learning scales, keying songs, reading music, and to play in different keys of music.



Live Class Schedule:
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JUNE 2017:
  • Open Mic Night!
    6/1/17 Thursday, 11am PT, 2pm ET:

    Play for us! A song, solo, or improv. Bring any type harmonica and key you like -- play up to 3 minutes. If you plan to play, please pre-test that your microphone and camera are working (you can test with Dave at the end of any live class prior to performance day). You MUST wear headphones or earbuds when you play to avoid feedback. ALL LEVELS.

  • Bending Workshop
    6/2/17 Friday, 11am PT, 2pm ET:

    Sometimes you just need someone to listen and tell you how you're doing. Dave gives 1-on-1 bending tips and feedback to "live" class members. To participate and have Dave take a listen, you will need a working microphone/video webcam attached to your computer and pre-tested before the class begins (email Dave for when to test). ALL LEVELS.

  • Playing Critiques
    6/7/17 Wednesday, 11am PT, 2pm ET:

    Bring any harmonica and key you like, play 15-45 seconds of any song, riff, scale or solo, and we'll take a listen and give some feedback on how it's all sounding. If you plan to play, please pre-test that your microphone and camera are working and you MUST wear headphones or earbuds when you play to avoid feedback. ALL LEVELS.

  • Jamming Workshop
    6/8/17 Thursday, 11am PT, 2pm ET:

    Beginning through advanced jamming and improv concepts (based on the levels of the class attendees, so beginners are welcome). Topics include: "Target Notes", Using Scales, Adding Techniques, and Using Positions. Aside from learning to jam, you can play along with Dave and his guitar on simple folk, blues, and country songs. A key of "C" diatonic will be used on some songs, but have whatever keys you own available (i.e. "G", "A", "D", "F"). ALL LEVELS.

  • Ear Training
    6/9/17 Friday, 11am PT, 2pm ET:

    Two and three note riffs, a few riffs with bends, a few intervals, quiz on different technique sounds like: warbles, hand effects, bending, tongue blocking techniques, tonguing. Suggested pre-viewing: Prior Ear Training Classes. ALL LEVELS.

  • General Q & A Workshop
    6/14/17 Wednesday, 11am PT, 2pm ET:

    Come with your questions on anything that relates to harmonica playing, harmonicas, or music theory. All levels are welcome. We answer questions and then work on the solutions. ALL LEVELS.

  • Open Mic Night!
    6/15/17 Thursday, 11am PT, 2pm ET:

    Play for us! A song, solo, or improv. Bring any type harmonica and key you like -- play up to 3 minutes. If you plan to play, please pre-test that your microphone and camera are working (you can test with Dave at the end of any live class prior to performance day). You MUST wear headphones or earbuds when you play to avoid feedback. ALL LEVELS.

  • Bending Workshop
    6/16/17 Friday, 11am PT, 2pm ET:

    Sometimes you just need someone to listen and tell you how you're doing. Dave gives 1-on-1 bending tips and feedback to "live" class members. To participate and have Dave take a listen, you will need a working microphone/video webcam attached to your computer and pre-tested before the class begins (email Dave for when to test). ALL LEVELS.

  • Playing Critiques
    6/21/17 Wednesday, 11am PT, 2pm ET:

    Bring any harmonica and key you like, play 15-45 seconds of any song, riff, scale or solo, and we'll take a listen and give some feedback on how it's all sounding. If you plan to play, please pre-test that your microphone and camera are working and you MUST wear headphones or earbuds when you play to avoid feedback. ALL LEVELS.

  • Jamming Workshop
    6/22/17 Thursday, 11am PT, 2pm ET:

    Beginning through advanced jamming and improv concepts (based on the levels of the class attendees, so beginners are welcome). Topics include: "Target Notes", Using Scales, Adding Techniques, and Using Positions. Aside from learning to jam, you can play along with Dave and his guitar on simple folk, blues, and country songs. A key of "C" diatonic will be used on some songs, but have whatever keys you own available (i.e. "G", "A", "D", "F"). ALL LEVELS.

  • Ear Training
    6/23/17 Friday, 11am PT, 2pm ET:

    Two and three note riffs, a few riffs with bends, a few intervals, quiz on different technique sounds like: warbles, hand effects, bending, tongue blocking techniques, tonguing. Suggested pre-viewing: Prior Ear Training Classes. ALL LEVELS.

  • General Q & A Workshop
    6/28/17 Wednesday, 11am PT, 2pm ET:

    Come with your questions on anything that relates to harmonica playing, harmonicas, or music theory. All levels are welcome. We answer questions and then work on the solutions. ALL LEVELS.

  • Open Mic Night!
    6/29/17 Thursday, 11am PT, 2pm ET:

    Play for us! A song, solo, or improv. Bring any type harmonica and key you like -- play up to 3 minutes. If you plan to play, please pre-test that your microphone and camera are working (you can test with Dave at the end of any live class prior to performance day). You MUST wear headphones or earbuds when you play to avoid feedback. ALL LEVELS.

  • Bending Workshop
    6/30/17 Friday, 11am PT, 2pm ET:

    Sometimes you just need someone to listen and tell you how you're doing. Dave gives 1-on-1 bending tips and feedback to "live" class members. To participate and have Dave take a listen, you will need a working microphone/video webcam attached to your computer and pre-tested before the class begins (email Dave for when to test). ALL LEVELS.

JULY 2017:
  • Playing Critiques
    7/5/17 Wednesday, 11am PT, 2pm ET:

    Bring any harmonica and key you like, play 15-45 seconds of any song, riff, scale or solo, and we'll take a listen and give some feedback on how it's all sounding. If you plan to play, please pre-test that your microphone and camera are working and you MUST wear headphones or earbuds when you play to avoid feedback. ALL LEVELS.

  • Jamming Workshop
    7/6/17 Thursday, 11am PT, 2pm ET:

    Beginning through advanced jamming and improv concepts (based on the levels of the class attendees, so beginners are welcome). Topics include: "Target Notes", Using Scales, Adding Techniques, and Using Positions. Aside from learning to jam, you can play along with Dave and his guitar on simple folk, blues, and country songs. A key of "C" diatonic will be used on some songs, but have whatever keys you own available (i.e. "G", "A", "D", "F"). ALL LEVELS.

  • Ear Training
    7/7/17 Friday, 11am PT, 2pm ET:

    Two and three note riffs, a few riffs with bends, a few intervals, quiz on different technique sounds like: warbles, hand effects, bending, tongue blocking techniques, tonguing. Suggested pre-viewing: Prior Ear Training Classes. ALL LEVELS.

  • General Q & A Workshop
    7/12/17 Wednesday, 11am PT, 2pm ET:

    Come with your questions on anything that relates to harmonica playing, harmonicas, or music theory. All levels are welcome. We answer questions and then work on the solutions. ALL LEVELS.

  • Open Mic Night!
    7/13/17 Thursday, 11am PT, 2pm ET:

    Play for us! A song, solo, or improv. Bring any type harmonica and key you like ~~ play up to 3 minutes. If you plan to play, please pre-test that your microphone and camera are working (you can test with Dave at the end of any live class prior to performance day). You MUST wear headphones or earbuds when you play to avoid feedback. ALL LEVELS.

  • Bending Workshop
    7/14/17 Friday, 11am PT, 2pm ET:

    Sometimes you just need someone to listen and tell you how you're doing. Dave gives 1-on-1 bending tips and feedback to "live" class members. To participate and have Dave take a listen, you will need a working microphone/video webcam attached to your computer and pre-tested before the class begins (email Dave for when to test). ALL LEVELS.

  • Playing Critiques
    7/19/17 Wednesday, 11am PT, 2pm ET:

    Bring any harmonica and key you like, play 15-45 seconds of any song, riff, scale or solo, and we'll take a listen and give some feedback on how it's all sounding. If you plan to play, please pre-test that your microphone and camera are working and you MUST wear headphones or earbuds when you play to avoid feedback. ALL LEVELS.

  • Jamming Workshop
    7/20/17 Thursday, 11am PT, 2pm ET:

    Beginning through advanced jamming and improv concepts (based on the levels of the class attendees, so beginners are welcome). Topics include: "Target Notes", Using Scales, Adding Techniques, and Using Positions. Aside from learning to jam, you can play along with Dave and his guitar on simple folk, blues, and country songs. A key of "C" diatonic will be used on some songs, but have whatever keys you own available (i.e. "G", "A", "D", "F"). ALL LEVELS.

  • Ear Training
    7/21/17 Friday, 11am PT, 2pm ET:

    Two and three note riffs, a few riffs with bends, a few intervals, quiz on different technique sounds like: warbles, hand effects, bending, tongue blocking techniques, tonguing. Suggested pre-viewing: Prior Ear Training Classes. ALL LEVELS.

  • General Q & A Workshop
    7/26/17 Wednesday, 11am PT, 2pm ET:

    Come with your questions on anything that relates to harmonica playing, harmonicas, or music theory. All levels are welcome. We answer questions and then work on the solutions. ALL LEVELS.

  • Open Mic Night!
    7/27/17 Thursday, 11am PT, 2pm ET:

    Play for us! A song, solo, or improv. Bring any type harmonica and key you like ~~ play up to 3 minutes. If you plan to play, please pre-test that your microphone and camera are working (you can test with Dave at the end of any live class prior to performance day). You MUST wear headphones or earbuds when you play to avoid feedback. ALL LEVELS.

  • Bending Workshop
    7/28/17 Friday, 11am PT, 2pm ET:

    Sometimes you just need someone to listen and tell you how you're doing. Dave gives 1-on-1 bending tips and feedback to "live" class members. To participate and have Dave take a listen, you will need a working microphone/video webcam attached to your computer and pre-tested before the class begins (email Dave for when to test). ALL LEVELS.

AUGUST 2017:
  • Playing Critiques
    8/2/17 Wednesday, 11am PT, 2pm ET:

    Bring any harmonica and key you like, play 15-45 seconds of any song, riff, scale or solo, and we'll take a listen and give some feedback on how it's all sounding. If you plan to play, please pre-test that your microphone and camera are working and you MUST wear headphones or earbuds when you play to avoid feedback. ALL LEVELS.

  • Jamming Workshop
    8/3/17 Thursday, 11am PT, 2pm ET:

    Beginning through advanced jamming and improv concepts (based on the levels of the class attendees, so beginners are welcome). Topics include: "Target Notes", Using Scales, Adding Techniques, and Using Positions. Aside from learning to jam, you can play along with Dave and his guitar on simple folk, blues, and country songs. A key of "C" diatonic will be used on some songs, but have whatever keys you own available (i.e. "G", "A", "D", "F"). ALL LEVELS.

  • Ear Training
    8/4/17 Friday, 11am PT, 2pm ET:

    Two and three note riffs, a few riffs with bends, a few intervals, quiz on different technique sounds like: warbles, hand effects, bending, tongue blocking techniques, tonguing. Suggested pre-viewing: Prior Ear Training Classes. ALL LEVELS.

  • General Q & A Workshop
    8/9/17 Wednesday, 11am PT, 2pm ET:

    Come with your questions on anything that relates to harmonica playing, harmonicas, or music theory. All levels are welcome. We answer questions and then work on the solutions. ALL LEVELS.

  • Open Mic Night!
    8/10/17 Thursday, 11am PT, 2pm ET:

    Play for us! A song, solo, or improv. Bring any type harmonica and key you like ~~ play up to 3 minutes. If you plan to play, please pre-test that your microphone and camera are working (you can test with Dave at the end of any live class prior to performance day). You MUST wear headphones or earbuds when you play to avoid feedback. ALL LEVELS.

  • Bending Workshop
    8/8/17 Friday, 11am PT, 2pm ET:

    Sometimes you just need someone to listen and tell you how you're doing. Dave gives 1-on-1 bending tips and feedback to "live" class members. To participate and have Dave take a listen, you will need a working microphone/video webcam attached to your computer and pre-tested before the class begins (email Dave for when to test). ALL LEVELS.

  • Playing Critiques
    8/16/17 Wednesday, 11am PT, 2pm ET:

    Bring any harmonica and key you like, play 15-45 seconds of any song, riff, scale or solo, and we'll take a listen and give some feedback on how it's all sounding. If you plan to play, please pre-test that your microphone and camera are working and you MUST wear headphones or earbuds when you play to avoid feedback. ALL LEVELS.

  • Jamming Workshop
    8/17/17 Thursday, 11am PT, 2pm ET:

    Beginning through advanced jamming and improv concepts (based on the levels of the class attendees, so beginners are welcome). Topics include: "Target Notes", Using Scales, Adding Techniques, and Using Positions. Aside from learning to jam, you can play along with Dave and his guitar on simple folk, blues, and country songs. A key of "C" diatonic will be used on some songs, but have whatever keys you own available (i.e. "G", "A", "D", "F"). ALL LEVELS.

  • Ear Training
    8/18/17 Friday, 11am PT, 2pm ET:

    Two and three note riffs, a few riffs with bends, a few intervals, quiz on different technique sounds like: warbles, hand effects, bending, tongue blocking techniques, tonguing. Suggested pre-viewing: Prior Ear Training Classes. ALL LEVELS.

  • General Q & A Workshop
    8/23/17 Wednesday, 11am PT, 2pm ET:

    Come with your questions on anything that relates to harmonica playing, harmonicas, or music theory. All levels are welcome. We answer questions and then work on the solutions. ALL LEVELS.

  • Open Mic Night!
    8/24/17 Thursday, 11am PT, 2pm ET:

    Play for us! A song, solo, or improv. Bring any type harmonica and key you like ~~ play up to 3 minutes. If you plan to play, please pre-test that your microphone and camera are working (you can test with Dave at the end of any live class prior to performance day). You MUST wear headphones or earbuds when you play to avoid feedback. ALL LEVELS.

  • Bending Workshop
    8/25/17 Friday, 11am PT, 2pm ET:

    Sometimes you just need someone to listen and tell you how you're doing. Dave gives 1-on-1 bending tips and feedback to "live" class members. To participate and have Dave take a listen, you will need a working microphone/video webcam attached to your computer and pre-tested before the class begins (email Dave for when to test). ALL LEVELS.

  • Playing Critiques
    8/30/17 Wednesday, 11am PT, 2pm ET:

    Bring any harmonica and key you like, play 15-45 seconds of any song, riff, scale or solo, and we'll take a listen and give some feedback on how it's all sounding. If you plan to play, please pre-test that your microphone and camera are working and you MUST wear headphones or earbuds when you play to avoid feedback. ALL LEVELS.

  • Jamming Workshop
    8/31/17 Thursday, 11am PT, 2pm ET:

    Beginning through advanced jamming and improv concepts (based on the levels of the class attendees, so beginners are welcome). Topics include: "Target Notes", Using Scales, Adding Techniques, and Using Positions. Aside from learning to jam, you can play along with Dave and his guitar on simple folk, blues, and country songs. A key of "C" diatonic will be used on some songs, but have whatever keys you own available (i.e. "G", "A", "D", "F"). ALL LEVELS.

SEPTEMBER 2017:
  • Ear Training
    9/1/17 Friday, 11am PT, 2pm ET:

    Two and three note riffs, a few riffs with bends, a few intervals, quiz on different technique sounds like: warbles, hand effects, bending, tongue blocking techniques, tonguing. Suggested pre-viewing: Prior Ear Training Classes. ALL LEVELS.

  • General Q & A Workshop
    9/6/17 Wednesday, 11am PT, 2pm ET:

    Come with your questions on anything that relates to harmonica playing, harmonicas, or music theory. All levels are welcome. We answer questions and then work on the solutions. ALL LEVELS.

  • Open Mic Night!
    9/7/17 Thursday, 11am PT, 2pm ET:

    Play for us! A song, solo, or improv. No critiques, just playing. Bring any type harmonica and key you like -- play up to 3 minutes. If you plan to play, please pre-test that your microphone and camera are working (you can test with Dave at the end of any live class prior to performance day). You MUST wear headphones or earbuds when you play to avoid feedback. ALL LEVELS.

  • Bending Workshop
    9/8/17 Friday, 11am PT, 2pm ET:

    Sometimes you just need someone to listen and tell you how you're doing. Dave gives 1-on-1 bending tips and feedback to "live" class members. To participate and have Dave take a listen, you will need a working microphone/video webcam attached to your computer and pre-tested before the class begins (email Dave for when to test). ALL LEVELS.

  • Playing Critiques
    9/13/17 Wednesday, 11am PT, 2pm ET:

    Bring any harmonica and key you like, play 15-45 seconds of any song, riff, scale or solo, and we'll take a listen and give some feedback on how it's all sounding. If you plan to play, please pre-test that your microphone and camera are working and you MUST wear headphones or earbuds when you play to avoid feedback. ALL LEVELS.

  • Jamming Workshop
    9/14/17 Thursday, 11am PT, 2pm ET:

    Beginning through advanced jamming and improv concepts (based on the levels of the class attendees, so beginners are welcome). Topics include: "Target Notes", Using Scales, Adding Techniques, and Using Positions. Aside from learning to jam, you can play along with Dave and his guitar on simple folk, blues, and country songs. A key of "C" diatonic will be used on some songs, but have whatever keys you own available (i.e. "G", "A", "D", "F"). ALL LEVELS.

  • Ear Training
    9/15/17 Friday, 11am PT, 2pm ET:

    Two and three note riffs, a few riffs with bends, a few intervals, quiz on different technique sounds like: warbles, hand effects, bending, tongue blocking techniques, tonguing. Suggested pre-viewing: Prior Ear Training Classes. ALL LEVELS.

  • General Q & A Workshop
    9/20/17 Wednesday, 11am PT, 2pm ET:

    Come with your questions on anything that relates to harmonica playing, harmonicas, or music theory. All levels are welcome. We answer questions and then work on the solutions. ALL LEVELS.

  • Open Mic Night!
    9/21/17 Thursday, 11am PT, 2pm ET:

    Play for us! A song, solo, or improv. Bring any type harmonica and key you like -- play up to 3 minutes. If you plan to play, please pre-test that your microphone and camera are working (you can test with Dave at the end of any live class prior to performance day). You MUST wear headphones or earbuds when you play to avoid feedback. ALL LEVELS.

  • Bending Workshop
    9/22/17 Friday, 11am PT, 2pm ET:

    Sometimes you just need someone to listen and tell you how you're doing. Dave gives 1-on-1 bending tips and feedback to "live" class members. To participate and have Dave take a listen, you will need a working microphone/video webcam attached to your computer and pre-tested before the class begins (email Dave for when to test). ALL LEVELS.

  • Playing Critiques
    9/27/17 Wednesday, 11am PT, 2pm ET:

    Bring any harmonica and key you like, play 15-45 seconds of any song, riff, scale or solo, and we'll take a listen and give some feedback on how it's all sounding. If you plan to play, please pre-test that your microphone and camera are working and you MUST wear headphones or earbuds when you play to avoid feedback. ALL LEVELS.

  • Jamming Workshop
    9/28/17 Thursday, 11am PT, 2pm ET:

    Beginning through advanced jamming and improv concepts (based on the levels of the class attendees, so beginners are welcome). Topics include: "Target Notes", Using Scales, Adding Techniques, and Using Positions. Aside from learning to jam, you can play along with Dave and his guitar on simple folk, blues, and country songs. A key of "C" diatonic will be used on some songs, but have whatever keys you own available (i.e. "G", "A", "D", "F"). ALL LEVELS.

  • Ear Training
    9/29/17 Friday, 11am PT, 2pm ET:

    Two and three note riffs, a few riffs with bends, a few intervals, quiz on different technique sounds like: warbles, hand effects, bending, tongue blocking techniques, tonguing. Suggested pre-viewing: Prior Ear Training Classes. ALL LEVELS.


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    Hardware & Software Requirements:

  • Most computers and mobile devices with a broadband connection will work for our classes- You may view and participate in the live classes with most computers and mobile devices. For computers: Adobe Flash is required for your web browser. Most mobile device users will need to download an Adobe Connect helper app as noted below.

  • Computer Web Browsers must have Adobe Flash installed- Adobe Flash is required for all web browsers such as FireFox, Internet Explorer, Safari, Google Chrome, and others. If you do not already have it installed, you will need to install it. Click here to download a current Adobe Flash Player.

  • Apple iOS devices will need to install a FREE app- If you are using an Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or similar Apple device, you will need to download a free app so you can access our Adobe Connect classes. Click here to download the free Adobe Connect Mobile for iOS.

  • Google Android devices will need to install a FREE app- If you are using a Google Android device, you will need to download a free app so you can access our Adobe Connect classes. Click here to download the free Adobe Connect Mobile for Android.

  • BlackBerry devices will need to install a FREE app- If you are using a BlackBerry device, you will need to download a free app so you can access our Adobe Connect classes. Click here to download the free Adobe Connect Mobile for BlackBerry.

  • Optional Mic and Video Camera- If you are attending a class that allows participants to join in (other than text chat), you will need a working microphone and/or video camera attached to your device if you would like to play for the class. It is not required that you play for the class, but if you want to, you should test that both your mic and video camera are functioning properly.

  • Headphones or Ear Buds- If you would like to play in a class, please have some headphones or ear buds nearby. You will likely need to mute your computer speakers so as to not create a feedback loop. If you do not have either available, you can mute your speakers when you play and then un-mute them when you are done. If you are playing along to a class supplied .MP3 or .MIDI file, you will definitely need headphones or ear buds so you can play while listening to the music (without the speakers on).