Online Video Harp Club



If You Love Jon's Harmonica Instruction and Playing, You Will Really Want to Join His On-Line Video Harp Club. 

 Get Hours and Hours of Jamming and Instruction. Lifetime Membership in Jon Gindick's Video Harp Club, on sale only $49.95.

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Welcome to Jon Gindick's  Video Harp Club Program

 

The Foundation Series Jon's 3 Hour Foundation Video Series is a patient step-by-step series of downloadable  videos in .wmv format dedicated to helping you master the basics of breathing and tone and embouchure.  These videos will show you how to acquire rhythm, how to play chords, how get fat single notes, how to bend, how to get vibratto, how to articulate notes, how to organize your riffs into the I-IV-V, and they give you examples and playikng time with guitar. It is where everyone should start. and where all players should return.  But the Foundation Series is only the beginning of what Jon's Video Harp Club is offering. A breif outline of additional  content:

Single Topic Video Lessons  The other videos cover other topics or take another approach to the same topics. 

Song Series  I will keep Tabbing and teaching you songs and adding guitar. I do not tab other other harp players work, or tab improvisation.

Phone Lessons:  augment the video sessions with a phone lesson intensives that give you feedback and new skills and understanding.

The Rules: Please do not send the links to other people.  Most of them are  unlisted You Tube videos.

Allowing them to become unauthorized dennizens of the internet drone will bring you bad luck, especially in the musical sense.

This is why I ask you to e-mail me your sworn vow  and complete name and and address before you are told how to join.  (It's only for your protection.)  jon@gindick.com

 

So now check out The Instruction Video Club's Current Catalog

 

Jon Gindick's Foundation Series For Players of Diatonic Harmonica 

Volume I Embouchure and breathing tips that build the foundation vibratto, tone and bending. Why and how you want to focus on The Foundation, and playing good chords BEFORE playing single notes. Tongue-blocking and Lip-blocking as main embouchures.  Dynamics.  Air control and exhale ryrtm techniches. This is the lesson that should come free with every harp sold. (Join Club for Active Link to see this video.)

Volume II  Articulation and "Clicking" to shape notes and create rythm. Using hands, bending, tonguing to create syllables and rythm. Playing from throat. playing triplets. Adding the blues shuffle syllable for extra swing. Your first guitar  jam using articulation, tone, vibratto, breathing, etc. Playing the I-IV-V chords on harmonica with guitar.(Join Club for Active Link to see this video.)

Volume III The Magic Triangle of  the I-IV-V, jam with guitar, and also start chugging.  Using chords to express songs.(Join Club for Active Link to see this video.)

Volume IV From Beautiful Relaxed, Controlled, Full and Vibrating chords to Beautiful Clear Ballsy Single Notes that you can bend. Focusing on the 2 draw. Lip-blocking and tongue-blocking embouchures. Articulating and note shaping from the throat. Solving problems in tone. Fixing foggy 2 draws.  Mastering holes 1, 2, 3 and 4 draw as single notes. Using these single notes and articulation to improvise with guitar.(Join Club for Active Link to see this video.)

Volume V The Easy Arts of Pin Point Precise  Bending holes 1, 2, 3, 4 with good tone.  Using the secret method to bend and unbend all three notes in the 2 draw with good tone vibrattto, and all four notes in the 3 draw.  Developing the clicking muscle. Put bending into simple riffs and jamming with guitar.(Join Club for Active Link to see this video.)

Volume VI Muscle memory and riffs. The Good Morning Riff 1d, 2b 2d. Making music out of the riff. Usuing the Question and answer format. Putting the riff into triplets.  Several more riffs including Ther Up and Down Riff, The 6 Blown Down , and  using them to jam with a variety of chord progressions. (Join Club for Active Link to see this video.)

Volume VII Gripping the harmonica, accoustic and amplified.  Using splits and single notes to get the big amped sounds. Performance of Jon and band using Fender Deluxe aand Green Bullet on "Driftin", minor key blues. (Join Club for Active Link to see this video.)

 Volume VIII Tongue-blocking and Amped playing. Working tongue-blocks into your style, working octaves into your amplified style. Jamming with guitar. Plugging octaves in the amp.(Join Club for Active Link to see this video.)

Review Lessons

Secrets of Great Tone This succinct little lesson was on Youtube, and it will help you open your embouchure and articulate from your throat.(Join Club for Active Link to see this video.)

 

 

Drill On Bending This lesson summarizes and helps get you bending. An excellent lesson to use as a drill.  Keep the secret vow! (Join Club for Active Link to see this video.)

On Tongueblocking Two additional lessons on the arts of tongue-blocking, and using them with riffs.

Volume I Mixing single notes, chords and octaves and effects with basic riffs to create a variety of shadings. (Join Club for Active Link to see this video.)

Volume II Mixing single notes, chords and octaves and effects with basic riffs to create a variety of shadings.(Join Club for Active Link to see this video.)

Using the 2-5 Split A harp and guitar lesson that focuses on the 2-5 split, a great tongueblocking technique that gives you a bluesy organ sound.(Join Club for Active Link to see this video.)

Sound Ballet: Moving the Harp, Pull Ons and Pull Offs, Developing Grace and Fluidity A lessson that talks about and demonstrates how you can use slides and embouchures changes to add texture and color to your harping.(Join Club for Active Link to see this video.)

Improvisation  Videos

The Learning Platform Lesson

A Two-Part Jam Along Lesson that gives you a basic approach improvising on 2nd position.  A bottom line thought mode that gets you playing the right notes, even before you understand the I-IV-V.(Join Club for Active Link to see this video.)

Understanding the I-IV-V Lessons The basics of chord progressions are covered in The Foundation Series, reviewed and elaborated in these video lessons.

Easy I-IV-V Lesson that uses "The Good Morning Riff" to explain song structure.(Join Club for Active Link to see this video.)

Using Riffs (and Flashcards) to Understand Build Chord Progressions and Scales Degrees. 28 minutes, a funny, powerful lesson that shows you how you can take Jon's basic riffs and putthem on flashcards exchange them to create chord progressions.(Join Club for Active Link to see this video.)

Room To Move Riff to create a I-IV-V 7 minutes. This lesson will teach you the classsic Room to Move, One Way Out Riff, and also show you  how you can use flatted 7th notes of the I, the  IV, and the V chord to create a very cool pattern.(Join Club for Active Link to see this video.)

 

Percussion and Phrasing Lessons        

Within these lessons is contained the golden key of engaging and musicial harp playing: playing perussively. The lessons in this section will help you develop your percusssive feeling. Esssential for all learning levels.

Beat It Like A Drum If you can't make music on one note, how is adding more notes gonna help? This 10 minute video lesson explores that concept and helps you get percussion into your muscle memory. Jon will  show you how you can articulation and swing hole 2 draw ONLY for minute es on end with varied phrasing ideas and use od rhythm and silence.(Join Club for Active Link to see this video.) 

Drummin'  on Six Blow Down Riff Get Six Blow down into your muscle memory, and then learn to play it percusssively, usingt it as a phrase instead of just a "riff." Change the last note to create I, IV, or V chords, articulate to change timing and use if a variety a rythmic situations. What's 6 Blow Down?  This riff:  6b 5d   4d  3d*  2d(Join Club for Active Link to see this video.)

Using A Metronome This lesson teaches you to use the metronome as a jamming partner. (Join Club for Active Link to see this video.)

Baet the Boogie Beat This lesson teaches you how to improvise harp over a one chord trance boogie. (Join Club for Active Link to see this video.)

Beatthat  Drum Machine Use this valuable tool to develop your rythmic feel. (Join Club for Active Link to see this video.)

Minor Key Cross Harp

s a big part of the blues. Minor key cross harp is often the best solution to playing an accompaniment or song, like "Summertime."  This lesson focuses on the few rules on 2nd position cross harp and lets you play with guitar. (Join Club for Active Link to see this video.)

Guitar Lessons  Open G Tuning  This lesson shows yo0u how to tune your guitar in open G, and gets you playing the basic I-IV-V chord progression in Open G. Great for beginners.(Join Club for Active Link to see this video.)

Harping and Singing Yes,you can sing. Your voice is an instrument too, anjd you can learn to use it. The main thing is to learn to sing on pitch, and the means support from your whole body, just like harp. Using your voice toimitaate haarp, and harp to imitate voice is great ear training. You can also inter -change between voice and harp, singing a song, playing the riff that takes you to the next chord. Use this lesson to start singing.(Join Club for Active Link to see this video.)

Custom Lesson--Play Fifth Position on Rock Song "Jenny" Jam Camper and buddy Al asked for some help on this song hi9s band plays. Not a harp song, but he wanted to add something. This is what I came up with.(Join Club for Active Link to see this video.)

Custom Lesson--Follow Up to Phone Lesson  Jam Camper Dan neeeded a video review of our phone lesson. I thought this was useful enough to put up here.(Join Club for Active Link to see this video.)

 

 

Developing Speed Along with speed, I encourage quickness, snd fluidity. It all comes from muscle memory and practice techniques. (Join Club for Active Link to see this video.)

 

Introduction to 3rd Position(Join Club for Active Link to see this video.)

Non I-IV-V Chord Progressions (Join Club for Active Link to see this video.) 

Song Lessons

Amazing Grace Lesson and Tab(Join Club for Active Link to see this video.)

Midnight Special  Performed  and Taught Part I (Join Club for Active Link to see this video.)

Midnight Special Part II(Join Club for Active Link to see this video.)

 Part III Midnight Special Pdf (Join Club for Active Link to see this video.)

Sonny Boy Williamson's "Bring It On Home"(Join Club for Active Link to see this video.) 

Sonny Boy's "Keep It To Yourself" Lesson  and Tab(Join Club for Active Link to see this video.)

 "Since I Fell For You" Lesson and  Tab (Join Club for Active Link to see this video.)

  "Summertime"in 2nd Position Tab and lesson that teaches you this bluesy classic. (Join Club for Active Link to see this video.) 

"Mac The Knife" Tab and lesson that teaches you this fun song.(Join Club for Active Link to see this video.) 

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