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Harmonica Lessons For All with Matheus Verardino

### 1018 – Short introduction to the pentatonic scale and whole step bend exercises on hole 3 draw15:39

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On this episode I give you a short introduction of the pentatonic scales we will use extensively through out the next episodes when we start creating our blues solos. I also play some exercises to help you tune your whole step bend on hole 3 draw. I hope you enjoy!By Podcast Episodes – Harmonica Lessons For All

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Harmonica Lessons For All with Matheus Verardino

### 1017 Practicing the half step and whole step bend on hole 3 draw23:04

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On this episode we get a little more specific on the technique necessary to bend hole number three draw. Keep your doubts, ideas and comments coming. It’s has been great to hear from all of you! Enjoy!By Podcast Episodes – Harmonica Lessons For All

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Harmonica Lessons For All with Matheus Verardino

### 1016 – Working your bends in a simple lick 222:21

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This is the third and final part of our lesson on working our bends into this basic lick: 2d 3d 4B 4d and then down, 4d 4B 3d 2d Stay tuned to the next and episodes as start to teach you some great repetition licks! Enjoy!By Podcast Episodes – Harmonica Lessons For All

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Harmonica Lessons For All with Matheus Verardino

### 1015 – Working your bends in a simple lick11:53

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Enjoy! This is a continuation of the last episode in which we were working our bends into this basic lick: 2d 3d 4B 4d and then down, 4d 4B 3d 2d The aim here is to make you comfortable going up and down, from and back, to hole 2 draw. The 2 hole draw (G on your C harmonica) will serve to you as a “home base” helping you in several ways. In the beg…

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### 1014 – Intro to 2nd Position (Cross Harp)14:46

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Hello Everybody! Here is a Little intro to 2nd position also known as cross harp. Positions are simply other keys in which you can play on your blues harmonica. As a general definition (an please know that there are more to this subject) playing in first position (straight harp) on your C harmonica means to play songs and scales in the Key of C. Pl…

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### 1013 – Welcome Back!16:33

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Hello There! I know it has been a long time, but I am back for another series of lessons! In this episode I am talking about the changes that I have made in this show in order to optimize the workflow and record more lessons. The podcasts are going to be audio only. It’s easier for me and I hope it will be a good experience for you as well. I also …

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Harmonica Lessons For All with Matheus Verardino

### 1012 -Tuning your bends on holes 2 and 324:28

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On this episode we have some exercises to tune our bends and improve the ability to hit the bent note in pitch. One very common mistake is to bend a little below or above the actual note. These exercises can help you improve your bending skills and overcome pitch issues so when you start playing scales, licks and solos you will sound like a pro. I …

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### 1011 – Types of Bend16:19

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We are almost there! On this episode we are going to work a little bit on the “types of bend”. As you might or might not know, one can start the bend from the natural note or from the bent note. On this episode I am expanding this topic …. On the next episode we are are going to learn how to tune our bends and then… Straight to licks and solos! Kee…

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### 1010 – Bends 2

This is a continuation on how to bend notes on your harmonica… There are a couple more lesson about “bends” coming and then, we are going to start learning some scales, licks and a little bit about the blues structure, so we can start improvising as soon as possible! All the best! Enjoy!By Podcast Episodes – Harmonica Lessons For All

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Harmonica Lessons For All with Matheus Verardino

### 1009 – Bends (Intro)

Hello there! This is the first of many episodes on how bend notes. I’ll try to go as slowly and thoroughly as I can so you can get it right. On this lesson I explain how to awake your muscles in order for you to start developing your ability to produce new notes on your diatonic harmonica… With these new notes you will be able to start playing some…

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### 1008 – Merry Christmas and some more grooves

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! On this episode I give you some last chord grooves,before we move to the next topic, so you can have some fun and develop your rhythmic perception. These “grooves” are a great way of exploring some rhythmic patterns present in different styles like blues, bluegrass, funk and pop music. I wish you an amazing yea…

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Harmonica Lessons For All with Matheus Verardino

### 1007 – Expanding grooves and chords

On this episode I continue exploring the “bases”and chord grooves we can use when playing rhythmically (but without soloing for now). By starting the grooves on the upbeat and stressing upbeats and offbeats more often than the downbeats I can create a more syncopated bluegrass feel instead of a more down to earth bluesy feel. These groove lessons w…

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### 1006 – Expanding on Chord Grooves

Country Blues Groove If you click the blue link “Country Blues Groove” above you will have the chance to hear the song I recorded as the intro and closing of this episode alone, without my voice over it. On this episode I start to get into basic accompaniment you can use when playing along with blues or bluegrass tune in the Key of G. If you have a…

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### 1005 – Intro to 2nd Position and Chord Grooves

Now is when things start to get “groovy”. It might be a little confusing in the beginning but stick with me and I am sure we will clear things out for you. In this episode You will have a glance on what it means to play over “positions” on your diatonic harmonica. Other keys you can play and explore over your blues harp. Remember, this is just an i…

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### 1004 – More simple songs

On this 4th episode I give you 3 more songs and some more tips on how to approach the harmonica when you are a complete beginner. Songs: 1-Ode to Joy, 2-Oh When the saint goes marching in, 3- Scarborough Fair Remember to divide the songs and exercises into smaller parts (even if you have to divide it into 3 or 4 notes per part). The important is to…

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### 1003 – Simple Songs and more exercises.

On this episode I give you some exercises and some very simple songs to help you achieve a clean note . Songs: Camptown Races, For he’s a jolly good fellow, Summertime. Remember to divide the songs and exercises into smaller parts (even if you have to divide it into 3 or 4 notes per part). The important is to give time to your body to develop the m…

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### 1002 – Single Note

This episode explains how to get a single note on your harmonica and it brings very simple exercises and ideas for you to practice and get familiar with your harp. It’s important that you relax and don’t give up in the beginning people learn at different paces, so take it nice and easy. I promise that things will come around. Have fun!…

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Harmonica Lessons For All with Matheus Verardino

### 1001 – Harmonica Lessons for All Podcast Introduction

This is the introductory video for this Podcast. This is a Podcast dedicated to anybody that want to learn or improve skills over the diatonic blues harmonica This episodes will be available at itunes for download. There is a lot more to come for intermediate and advanced students. Stay tuned! Enjoy it.…