- Lesson Plan use- If you are a beginner, it's to your benefit to stick to this schedule for the first 4-6 six weeks. Fifteen minutes to an hour a day is a good amount of practice time. More practice time of course is better, but if you are consistent with your allotted time for a few months, you will improve tremendously from where you originally started. Don't rush your practicing, strive for quality and not quantity.
- For the "long haul", take more time- If you are in this for the "long haul", you will ultimately create better playing habits if you take the plans for Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, and do each weeks lesson plan for two weeks instead of one. It takes more patience to do it this way, but if you allow 2 months to work on the first four weeks of lesson plans by focusing on single notes, hand effects, bending, only a few songs, etc., you will give yourself a much better chance to master the basic techniques of playing that you will use for a lifetime.
- Like taking a private lesson- These weekly plans are based on the schedule you would be on if you were taking weekly 30-60 minute private lessons. Stay consistant with your practice and on schedule, and you will in essence be your own teacher.
- Print them out- Be sure to print out the weeks you are working on for easy reference when away from the computer.
Time to get started with the Weeks 1 & 2 page. Be sure you've read through the Beginners Start Here section and have the correct type of harmonica before going any further. If you don't yet have a harmonica, you can link to buy one from the last black link in the gray box above.