Fall 2017 Harmonica Classes with Seth Holzman

Seth Holzman's Harmonica Classes are back at PFS for Summer 2017!

The following classes will begin Monday night, September 25, 2017 and run for 8 weeks through Monday November  13, 2017.

This Fall the Philadelphia Folksong Society is offering:

Beginner's Harmonica for Adults (ages 13 and above):

Seth Holzman, B. Music, Syracuse University, Performing Musician 

Monday's 6:30pm-7:45pm 

Learn to play simple traditional folk songs and elementary blues on one of America's most popular, portable instruments - the harmonica!  Basic techniques such as bending, trilling, tongue-blocking, vibrato, and wah-wah will be covered.  Individual attention will be given to each student.  No musical background is required.  Bring a 10-hole diatonic key of C major harmonica (such as the Hohner Special 20, Hohner Marine Band Model 1896, or equivalent) to the first class.  Required text may be purchased for $8.00 from the instructor the first night.  (Optional: bring a tape recorder, a digital recorder, or some other recording device if you wish to record the classes.)

Member Registration $85

Non-Member Registration $95 

Blues Harmonica 1:  

 Seth Holzman, B. Music, Syracuse University, Performing Musician 

Monday's 8:00pm-9:15pm 

Let's continue our work with the harmonica and focus on the Blues.  The harmonica's unique sound is integral to the distinctiveness of many great blues bands.  Learn some techniques and styles of background and lead playing.  We will work on songs by Slim Harpo ("Something Inside Me," "Raining In My Heart"), Little Walter ("Last Night," "Hoochie Coochie Man"), Sonny Terry ("Bring It On Home To Me"), etc.  Bring a 10-hole diatonic key of C-major harmonica such as the Hohner Special 20, Hohner Marine Band Model 1896, or equivalent, to first class.  Required text may be purchased for $8.00 from the instructor the first night.  (Optional: bring a digital recorder or some other recording device.)  (Note: This class is for people who have taken Harmonica For Beginners or others who have acquired similar skills and knowledge and have Seth's permission to take the class.)

Member Registration $85 

Non-Member Registration $95 

About the instructor: 

Seth Holzman, (BA Music, Syracuse University) has been playing harmonica since 1965, teaching harmonica since 1975, and has performed with Muddy Waters, Koko Taylor, Ronnie Earl, Roomful of Blues, Magic Slim & The Teardrops, and many others. Seth was inspired to play by (and eventually studied with) the great blues harmonica player Sonny Terry. He is a caring and thoughtful instructor who teaches the techniques and musical knowledge he wishes he had known when he began his own studies. Seth currently performs with several bands in the greater Philadelphia area, including Johnny Never & Zep Harpo, Dr. Ben's Backbone Blues Trio, and Stevie & The Bluescasters. For any further questions about the courses, contact Seth at 610-724-3168 or email him at zepharpo@aol.com.

September 25th, 2017 6:30 PM   through   November 13th, 2017 9:15 PM
6156 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128
United States
Phone: 215-247-1300
Email:
Beginner's Harmonica for Adults (ages 13 and above) (PFS Member) $ 85.00
Beginner's Harmonica for Adults (ages 13 and above) (Non-Member) $ 95.00
Blues Harmonica 1 (PFS Member) $ 85.00
Blues Harmonica 1 (Non-Member) $ 95.00

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