Harmonica for Beginners

What to Bring

  • Your own harmonica
  • Your lungs!

What to Wear

  • Casual

Harmonica for Beginners

About This Class

What You Will Learn

  • Learn why blues harp music is fun, portable and easy to play.
  • Get down the basics of playing harmonica straight from Captain Bluetongue himself.
  • Understand deep breathing techniques to enhance your harmonica playing.

What You Get

  • Hohner Blues Harmonica available to buy on the night for $10 if you don’t have one. Please bring exact money!
  • Handout


If you love the sound of blues harp harmonica music but don’t know were to start, these harmonica workshops are for you. Blues harp music is fun, portable and easy to play. Have you always loved the sound of wailing blues harp music? Maybe you have a couple of harmonicas & have been trying to play them for the past few years and you are still trying to get that blues harmonica sound…

A workshop with Captain Bluetongue will get you well on the way to Blowin the Blues!

About Captain Bluetongue 

Captain Bluetongue is a highly qualified educator & performer with over 25 years of experience under his belt. Blue Tongue Harmonica has been teaching the wonders of the harmonica in workshops, private lessons & corporate groups all over Australia & the UK. Bluetongue’s passion for the harmonica has seen him perform & spread the sound of the humble harp in television & radio. Including ABC radio, Triple J, BBC radio, Channel 9’s Today Show, KAK & Channel 7’s Sunrise.

CB is the founder of The Sydney Harmonica Festival, which is committed to showcasing the best of Australian, & international harmonica player’s. Bluetongue is also a member of renowned Pre war acoustic Blues Duo “The Blues Preachers” who have 3 critically claimed albums to date. Next Stop Beulah Land , Dry Long So & dead Cats Can Bounce. The Blues Preachers are a favourite on the Australian festival circuit. Bluetongue is dedicated to the growth of Harmonica popularity. As the founder of The Bluetongue Harmonica School, Cap loves nothing more than teaching people to get started & introduce them to this amazing instrument known as “The Tin Sandwich, Gob Iron or The Humble Harp”.

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Aug 2017
Harmonica for Beginners - 09 Aug 2017 6:30 PM

I went to the harmonica workshop which was a good basic introduction and great value for $30. The teacher knew the instrument and was down to earth and easy to understand. He made a point of going around the room to check that everyone had understood his instructions. It was good value and interesting. The space is large and functional, cold and breezy so make sure you're well covered in winter. Difficult to park nearby but an easy walk from Redfern station.

Jun 2017
Harmonica for Beginners - 07 Jun 2017 6:30 PM

A terrific beginner lesson from Doug. Well worth the money and enough detail to encourage me to continue on my harmonica journey. I highly recommend the class and the resource material available. The work-shop is a great venue too, by the way.

Jun 2017
Harmonica for Beginners - 07 Jun 2017 6:30 PM

The importance of the tongue movements to enhance sound. The clear way that the instructor demonstrated his techniques. Putting people at ease and made it an enjoyable experience

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