Hello and welcome to my free lessons for Intermediate players. Someone who is starting at the Intermediate level should;
- Be able to play perfectly clean notes
- Play in time with a metronome and backing track
- Play great 4 draw 1/2 step and 2 draw whole step bends
- Be able to hit bends straight on without hitting the clean note first
- Know how to play a shuffle rhythm
- Play nice smooth and accurate warbles
- Be able to play 3 draw 1/2 and whole step bends but they could be better
- Be able to improvise comfortably over a 12 Bar Blues using root notes and licks
- Easily play 1/4 notes, 1/8th notes and triplets in time with a metronome and backing track
- Plays gently and relaxed
Essential Intermediate Lessons
These lessons will help you take your harmonica playing to the next level.
5 Awesome Intermediate Licks
8 Blues Harmonica Triplet Licks
Chugging a Bassline Over A
12 Bar Blues
Blues Harmonica Comping
The Real Blues Scale
I highly recommend that Intermediate players have a slightly larger selection of harmonica keys. You will be ready for most scenarios with 10-hole diatonic harmonicas in the keys of G, A, Bb, C, D, F.
Songs & Licks
Georgia On My Mind
Most Recent Intermediate Lessons
New free lesson content every 2 weeks!
Hello and welcome to this week’s lesson, featuring Will Wilde. I've just started a new feature over at tomlinharmonicaschool.com where I run Guest Seminars. The first one was with Will Wilde who is giving us an 'Introduction to Rock harmonica'. In this seminar Will...
Hello and welcome to this week’s lesson, where I will be teaching you how to play a great lick from 'Too Young To Die' by Sonny Boy Williamson. You will need a harmonica in the key of G. Click here to download lesson resources https://youtu.be/-TSuq-3cPr4 Lick Click...
Hello and welcome to this week’s lesson, where I will be teaching you how to play a super simple yet awesome, wah-heavy lick from Junior Wells' tune Why Are People Like That. You will need a harmonica in the key of D and we are playing in 2nd position in the key of A....
Improvise Blues Harmonica!
If you are scared to improvise Blues harmonica this course will give you easy-to-follow steps and strategies to start improvising the Blues!
There are 5 different modules showing you different approaches to jamming/improvisation. A new module is made available to you each week. They will all feature tabs, videos, audio files and exercises to help you on your journey.
During the eCourse you will be given access to a new module each week for five weeks. At the end of which you will continue to have access to all the course materials.
Everything will be broken down into easy-to-follow chunks to make your practice easier!
Who is this course for?
After the course is over you will retain access to the library of learning material.