What is Harmonicas for Health?
This is a basic blues harmonica class designed for seniors that focuses on using the harmonica to improve your health by improving your breathing. The primary objective of the class is to learn enough harmonica techniques that playing harmonica becomes a fun part of your daily wellness routine. The more you play, the better you breathe, the more oxygen all your cells get, the better you feel. A free harmonica will be provided to all that sign up for the class, and handouts, guides and songs to play will provided each week.
There no mistakes when you are having fun!
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Wow! What a great article and interview from the Boulder Daily Camera about Mad Dog Friedman published on May 6, 2022!
Listen to over 200 of Mad Dog Friedman's Harmonica Songs on Spotify (for free):
Here is a link to to medical study supporting the use of harmonicas to improve your breathing.
What do we do in Harmonicas for Health?
Harmonicas for Health Course Outline
Week 1 – Basic warm up and breathing exercises, how to hold a harmonica, how to “cup” the harmonica, how to play a blow note, how to play a draw note and making the harmonica sound like a train. (You will need a diatomic harmonica in the key of C to participate. Harmonicas from the instructor or online for $10.) Download Week 1 Handouts.
Also you can play along with or download our Play Along Backing Tracks for C Harmonicas at https://maddogfriedman.bandcamp.com/album/harmonicas-for-health-play-along-backing-tracks-for-harmonics-in-the-key-of-c.
A big thank you to Hohner Harmonicas for donating starter harmonicas to help make Harmonicas for Health happen!
Click here to find out how to get a 30 day free premium JamZone subcription and 30 days of free harmonica lessons when you purchase any Hohner harmonica.