Zoom HarmonicaUK Lockdown Sessions


We appreciate that these are challenging times. With this in mind, we have organised free live workshops via Zoom - see details below. Please note that start times will be prompt and we suggest you log in 10 minutes before the workshop(s) you wish to attend. If you have any suggestions for future workshops, or would like to run a workshop, please contact Sam Wilkinson -  publicity@harmonica.co.uk. Most of these workshops will be recorded, and will be available to view.  



Saturday 6th June - Chromatic harmonica (1:30pm start)

1:30pm - 2:45pm NEIL WARREN - (all abilities) Diving deeper into Blues Chromatic: learning some more licks and looking at a couple of classic Blues Chromatic solos

3:00pm - 4:00pm TO BE CONFIRMED - subject to be confirmed

Zoom meeting ID: 965-6207-5997   Password 028209


Saturday 13th June - Blues/diatonic (3:15pm start)

3:15pm - 4:00pm PAUL GILLINGS - (beginner/intermediate) Introduction to bending

4:00pm - 4:45pm PAUL GILLINGS - (beginner/intermediate) Introduction to tongue blocking

PLUS... 5:00pm - 6:00pm WILL WILDE - (all abilities) Demonstration of different diatonic harmonica tunings

Zoom meeting ID: 970-5947-9338   Password: 963313


Saturday 20th June - Chromatic/diatonic (times are provisional)

2:00pm - 2:45pm TO BE CONFIRMED - subject to be confirmed

3:00pm - 4:00pm ADAM GLASSER - (chromatic/diatonic for all abilities) subject to be confirmed

Zoom details to follow 


Saturday 27th June - Diatonic/Blues 

2:00pm - 2:45pm IAN BOYLE - subject and ability level to be confirmed

3:00pm - 4:00pm RICHARD GJEMS - (all abilities) Bridging traditional and contemporary blues techniques 

Zoom details to follow


Previous sessions (most recent first) - videos and presentations

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Saturday 30th May - Blues/diatonic (2:00pm start)

SAM WILKINSON - Exploring the high end of the harmonica [PRESENTATION]

BEN BOUMAN - Blues in 3rd position & customising diatonic harmonicas

Saturday 23rd May 2020 - blues/diatonic

SAM WILKINSON - Building improvised solos using only one hole (beginner/intermediate) [VIDEO] [PRESENTATION]


Saturday 16th May 2020

Blues for intermediate and advanced players

LEE SANKEY - [VIDEO] Timing skills 



Old-time/Zydeco/Bluegrass/jug-band for all players


Saturday 9th May 2020 - Chromatic and tremolo - for beginners and intermediate players

NEIL WARREN - Blues Chromatic for blues converts  [VIDEO]  [PRESENTATION]

SIMON JOY - Tremolo harmonica for beginners & Tremolo harmonica for intermediate/advanced players [VIDEO]

 Saturday 2nd May 2020 - Blues for beginners 

PAUL GILLINGS - Getting to know your harmonica [VIDEO]  [PRESENTATION]

SAM SPRANGER - Playing a 12-bar blues [VIDEO]