We will hold your hand and walk you through, step by step, slowly slowly!
STEP 1. Ready Steady Go... (54321) You will want to understand what your harmonica can do so you can build your higher-level skills on a solid foundation. We teach you how to hold it, how to breathe properly, how to play and use chords, how to play simple blues straight away, how and why playing in rhythm is critical, simple maintenance, care and repair of your harmonica. 'It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing' - start with rhythm!
STEP 2. Game-changing baby steps:
The next step is getting single notes so you can play tunes. We teach you all the 8 ways to get single notes so you can start playing easy tunes immediately.
STEP 3. Playing music with other people - how?
Practising with backing tracks (and enjoying open mic sessions) is a great confidence booster to prepare for playing live with other people. We teach you everything you need to have fun playing music in a live group setting.
STEP 4. Turbocharge your skills:
Next you will want to gain some higher-level skills like note bending, improvising, playing in other keys, playing different styles of music, and playing more interesting tunes. We will hold your hand all the way through!
STEP 5. Finally, you will want to think about performance and musicality. Even if you are 'just’ performing Happy Birthday, or playing at a Jam Session, you will need to know how to become confident, to stand out from the crowd, and not make a complete arse of yourself. You can do it!
An American student asked: 'Wait a minute, are you telling me you are gonna to hold my hand and kick my butt?' I said 'Yessir' he said 'Ok I'm in!'
Lifetime access (just one lifetime); after the first 90 days the pressure's off and you join the Graduates group where you get monthly tune-learning challenges.
With music, and many other studies, you will never know it all, so we keep learning for life.
Apparently, Leonard Bernstein was asked why he continued practicing the piano 2 hours a day at the age of 93 - he replied "I feel I'm making progress". So we keep going...
Of course - guaranteed progress in 3 months or your money back!
Provided you can show you have done the work. The Program can not work if you don't put in the time and effort.
If you make no discernible progress within three months of starting we will refund you. It's never happened yet, you will most likely make progress within two weeks.
We are THAT confident about this Program - it works extremely well and getting better all the time.
But if you are not prepared to put some study time into learning with us, don't join. We only work with people who take action, roll their sleeves up, and put some effort into developing their harmonica playing.
This guarantee agreement requires you to show that you have carried out everything as stated here and on the website page, that you have spent at least 45 hours studying harmonica effectively, you have submitted one video to the FB group most days for 90 days, you have attended most of the live sessions and masterclasses, and you've attended and played at most of the open mics.
If you change your mind or give up you are on your own - we offer no refund under those circumstances.
This does not affect your statuary rights. You have by UK law a 14-day cooling-off period if you want to change your mind - provided you do not use any of our services or products including our onboarding service.
If you change your mind and want a refund please write to or email Ben and get a confirmation. We reserve the right to retain reasonable setup expenses in the case of a refund.
Digital products cannot be returned to the shop if they've been used - you can't be 'un-onboarded', 'un-attend' events or 'un-receive coaching'.
Yes, at the live sessions, you will meet the people who did those testimonials - they exist! Actually, there are 29 real ones and one fake - if you don't spot the fake there's no hope for you!
My address is on all my emails - come round for a beer if you like, or call me on 07973 284366. You can also Google 'Ben Hewlett Harmonica' and see my track record. Don't get muddled up with the male model of the same name. As I strut my stuff on the catwalks of Milan I sometimes wonder why he's got more harmonica students than me.
You can't be confident about something you can't do. We will teach you simple things and check to see if you understand them. After that, we will teach you more simple things and check to see if you understand them - that way you can build up your skills and confidence hand in hand with no pressure.
You will be invited into a Graduates Private Facebook Group so you can stay in touch with your friends in the HM90 community.
***BONUS access to regular Guest Masterclasses and Open Mic Sessions
If you follow the program, and do what you are told, success is inevitable.
Remember, resistance is futile!
HARMONICA MASTERY TRAINING 90+ hours of video tuition and 20 books
Milestone 1 - Breathing, Chords, Rhythm, and Chugging
Milestone 2 - Single Notes (one note, one hole):
Milestone 3 - Bending Notes (lowering the pitch of draw notes to increase your range):
• Note-bending basics - draw bending
• Tunes - learn 11 great tunes
• Basic 12 bar blues
• Sonny Terry - 19 licks
• Dummies - this is a recap of many techniques you have learned in this section
Milestone 4 - Blues focus:
• Blues chromatic (no chrom? We can send you one)
• BLUES JAM FACTORY - BOOK 2
• One harp, 2 tunes, 3 positions
• 101 BLUES RIFFS - BOOK
• Blues 12 bar bassline
• BONES OF THE BLUES - BOOK
• Bones of the Blues - the movie
• Fresh simple blues
• Blues licks 101 new riffs
• Sugar Mama - Sonnyboy 1 (John Lee)
• Spokey Dokey
• Fox Chase - Deford Bailey, Henry Witter
• Tramp groove
• Easy - Big Walter
• Trouble in Mind - Sonny Terry
• All my love in vain - Sonnyboy 2 (Rice Miller)
• My Babe - Little Walter
• Whammer Jammer
• Learning Lost John
Milestone 5 - General techniques:
• All the basic techniques again - a quick refresh to roar through - The original title is '30 day challenge', but for you, this is just a recap to see if you missed anything -you might pick up something new
• One harp, 2 tunes, 3 positions
• Note-bending advanced - blow bending, overblow and overdraw
• Tongue-blocking, splits, octaves, flutters, warbles
• Minor tune, major harmonica
• Just play
• Seven showstopping tricks
• Turbocharge your harmonica
• Twenty awesomely different ways to play tunes
• Seven tips on improvising
• Nine smart ways to play with a band
• Music workout
• Seven amazing new skills to learn
• 1st position
• 2nd position
• 3rd position
• Learn Harmonica Part 1 - BOOK
• Learn Harmonica Part 2 - BOOK
• Learn Harmonica Part 3 - BOOK
Milestone 6 - Increasing Non-Blues Repertoire
• Georgia On My Mind
• Old Time
• Indian Classical
• 'World music'
Guest Masterclasses recorded live - look at all the famous names! :
Harmonica Factory tours and chats:
Lockdown 2020 guests
If you would like an overview of Ben and Paul's Books, and to watch a video about each one, please visit https://harmonicaworld.net/collections/all-products. There's no need to buy them as they are all included in the Harmonica Mastery 90 Day Program.