online-workshops

Meet like-minded people for an online workshop in our digital classroom. There you will not only get to know our national and international instructors. You can also exchange ideas with other participants and together you will explore the world of the harmonica – try it out! Every workshop is unique.

 

upcoming workshops

Argentine Harmonica – with Santiago Alvarez

Irish Harmonica – with Joel Andersson

Guitar and Harmonica – with Lutz Schlosser + Marko Jovanović

Argentine Harmonica (chromatic)

Online workshop with Santiago Alvarez from Buenos Aires

Santiago Alvarez loves the music of his country: the urban sounds from the big city of Buenos Aires as well as the folkloric music of the rural regions. He has put together a small series of four 90-minute workshops for the harmonica school berlin. On four Saturdays, he will take the participants into the world of the Argentine harmonica – a particular way of playing the chromatic harmonica that has been defined by great musicians such as Hugo Diaz, Paco Garrido and Luis Saltos.

Santiago will feature the technical aspects of playing Tango-Folk music. You will go through different embouchures (pucker, tongue block, octave) and effects that add emotion to the playing such as growl, polyrhythm, vibrato, delayed octaves to name a few. Together you will work with transcriptions, arrangements, and recordings of the great players of this side of the world to get into the feeling of the soulful popular music of Argentina.

 

 

Explore Argentinian Music in four online classes with specific subjects each.

 

2021 May 8 – Introduction to Argentine Harmonica

You will get to know a bit about the history of Argentine music and the harmonica history within it. Together you will deconstruct the technical aspect of the Argentine sound by playing together.

 

2021 July 10 – The art of Hugo Diaz

Develop the most characteristic phrasings and effects used by this great master of Argentine Harmonica.  You will be playing typical pieces such as “Volver”, “Milonga para una Armonica”, “ El Lloron”.

 

2021 August 21 – Folklore Music

Get to know Argentinian folkloristic music more deeply and perform pieces like “Zambas”, “Chacareras”.

 

2021 December 04 – Tango Music

We will talk about Buenos Aires music and perform classical pieces such as “Oblivion”, “9 de Julio”.  Tango, Vals, and Milonga will be explained.

 

 

Register now: workshop@harmonica-school-berlin.com

 

location: digital classroom of the harmonica school berlin available on zoom (we will provide you with an invitation link shortly before the course)
time: 4 pm – 5.30 pm
teaching language: English
costs: 65 euros for each day, book all 4 classes and save 30 euros

 

minimum number of participants is 6 for each class

required knowledge for harmonica players: The course is open to all enthusiasts in music and harmonica lovers.

 

For more information email workshop@harmonica-school-berlin.com

 

 

about the instructor: Santiago Alvarez, Buenos Aires

Santiago Alvarez is from Argentina, and he has dedicated himself to folk and tango music. Originally, from Buenos Aires, Alvarez studied chromatic harmonica with Franco Luciani. Since 2010 playing in the Tanino Duo, he brought a new voice to the tango music of his native land. Alvarez is heading up a young generation of Argentinian chromatic harmonica players who have devoted themselves to traditional tango music and follow in the footsteps of Hugo Diáz. Alvarez combines tango with the folklore and spiritual elements of Latin-American music.

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Irish Harmonica

online workshop for diatonic harmonica with Joel Andersson from Sweden

4 September 2021, 4 p.m. (CET)

If you are interested in learning Irish music on the harmonica, now you have the fantastic opportunity to take part in this online-workshop at the harmonica school berlin. Joel will teach a basic single note melody and then go through different techniques that will make your harmonica sound like a one-man band.

 

Register now! Email at: workshop@harmonica-school-berlin.com

 

location: digital classroom of the harmonica school berlin available on zoom (we will provide you with an invitation link shortly before the course)
time: 4 pm – 5.30 pm (CET)
teaching language: English
costs: 65 euros

 

required knowledge for harmonica players: To participate you need to have some experience from playing the harmonica, being able to play single notes is important. Joel will not focus on bending/overbending, so that is not required. Participants should bring a G harmonica with them.

 

 

about the instructor: Joel Andersson

When it comes to Irish music, Joel Andersson is one of the best diatonic harmonica players around. The Swedish-born musician is among the best interpreters of Irish music worldwide, and in 2017 he finished 2nd at the World Harmonica Championships.

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Online Workshop for Guitar & Harmonica (chromatic/diatonic)

with Lutz Schlosser and Marko Jovanović

The V – I connection is the most important harmonic connection in Western music. But how does it work and how can we make use of it? In this course Marko and Lutz will show you with song examples and simple exercises how you can use the step chords in the interplay of guitar and harmonica.

The workshop is aimed at guitarists and harmonica players (diatonic + chromatic).

 

Required knowledge for harmonica players: single note playing, bendings (diatonic) and the most important scales.
Required knowledge for guitar players: single note and chord playing in the registers and the most important scales.

 

 

location: digital classroom of the harmonica school berlin available on zoom (we will provide you with an invitation link shortly before the course)
time: no course scheduled, please ask for upcoming dates
costs: 90 euros

instructors: Lutz Schlosser, Marko Jovanović

teaching language: German

registration: workshop@harmonica-school-berlin.de