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Chromatic Harmonica Lessons for all Levels
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HS Academy offers a Chromatic Harmonica Certificate in jazz after completion of required courses and upon passing the final exam.
Whether you're just starting out or want to refresh the fundamentals to make sure you haven't missed anything critical that could slow your development as a chromatic harmonica player, this course is for you!
This course is the definitive guide to building a jazz repertoire on the chromatic harmonica. Yvonnick talks you through his method of learning tunes and create meaningful solos.
This course will take you through music styles including Folk, Pop and Classical pieces with solfege and tablature.
Learning patterns is key to help build your jazz vocabulary. Yvonnick will demonstrate some of his best phrases over major, minor, dominant, diminished chords as well as II V I progressions.
Become a more confident harmonica player by learning how to translate a musical phrase that you hear, instantly on the mouth organ. The course focuses on recognizing the relationships between notes, identifying chords, and enhancing aural skills.
Yvonnick takes you through a series of exercises focused on scales, arpeggios and a host of melodic and rhythmic phrases. Develop your chops for Jazz improv fast!
The ability to sight-read easily is an essential part of the harp player’s toolbox at the Academy. This course has step-by-step instructions to help you read faster, more accurately, through rhythmic and melodic exercises.
Blues is at the root of all 20th century's music from Jazz to Rock. Gaining a solid grasp of the Blues language will expand your language and make you a versatile harp player, ready to tackle any music style.
...With New Courses Added All The Time...
"I love Yvonnick’s new site! Well worth the minimal fee for the membership seeing all the material I’m getting :}} I now play daily and have improved by leaps and bounds. Sign-up and join me for discussions and progress reports!"
JEAN-PHILIPPE CYPRES // HS Academy Member
"My name is Glenn Firester and I'm a jazz drummer, chromatic harmonica player and reluctant piano player. I have immersed myself into the Harmonica Studio as a means to learn more techniques, phrasing and musical vocabulary. Yvonnick is on the leading edge of Jazz Harmonica as demonstrated from his amazing body of recorded work. He is truly an inspiration and his website provides all the building blocks and tools to improve everyone's playing. I highly recommend you check it out!"
GLENN FIRESTER // HS Academy Member
"Relevant chromatic harmonica lessons from the most valued harmonica instructor in the world. I would greatly recommend Harmonica Studio to anyone who is learning chromatic harmonica as a beginner, intermediate or even advanced levels."
TOMASZ JANOWSKI // HS Academy Member
Ever since moving to New-York City from his hometown Paris, France, composer and educator Yvonnick Prene has fast become one of the rising stars in the harmonica world. He has recorded with top Jazz artists like Chris Potter, Pedro Martinez, Peter Bernstein and toured in the USA, Europe and Africa.
Yvonnick was already playing the harmonica professionally at the age of 17, in Parisian club scenes. He later earned a master’s degree in music at the Sorbonne University in Paris, in 2011 and while still enrolled, he moved to New-York City to receive multiple full-tuition scholarships at the City College of New York, Columbia University and at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.
Yvonnick is the founder of New York Harmonica School, author of 13 books, bandleader of the Yvonnick Prene quartet and Padam Swing. He is currently based in Manhattan, New York.
” Virtuoso Harmonica Player”
“Yvonnick Prene has proven his growing experience in leadership, writing and performing. He is the harmonica of the present and future”
“A rising Star...European jazz harmonica players aren't exactly a dime a dozen, but the Old Continent has birthed a few for the ages. Belgium gave unto jazz the legendary Toots Thielemans, Germany put forth vibes/harmonica doubling sensation Hendrik Meurkens, and the Swiss turned out Gregoire Maret; now, the French weigh in with the young Yvonnick Prene."
Our courses may not be for everybody. Make sure before signing in to check out the list below and see if you are ready to get your playing to the next level.
"Finding the Harmonica site of Yvonnick Prene is truly one of my really great joys. The Harmonica studio is giving me a superb training structure to follow in playing, and I now practice the harmonica daily and I'm improving my playing day by day! ”
MAC DJERF // HS Academy Member
As a professional jazz pianist and chromatic player for the last 25 years, I am very excited to be studying at Harmonica Studio. It has motivated me to up my game, practice daily and determine to play gigs. This is a groundbreaking and Innovative school founded by a great teacher and musician. Five stars!!
JEFF PITTSON // HS Academy Member
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What is included in my membership?
Every paid subscription to Harmonica Studio comes with:
We offer courses ranging from beginning, intermediate to advanced players. I recommend to get started with the Harmonica Fundamentals course to learn the basics. You will be able to have to move freely between these different levels as often as you'd like.
You have 24/7 access for 12 months from the date you register on the site until you decide to stop your monthly or yearly membership.
After registering for the monthly or yearly membership and completing payment on PayPal you will become a member of Harmonica Studio. You will be able to login at anytime using the membership login form, on the right corner of the homepage. Once you are logged in, you will see all the courses you have signed up for.
No. You can cancel your membership at any time, for any reason and get a full refund within 24 hours of your purchase.
Yvonnick will personally review your audio/videos, posted via the “Student Video Showcase” and reply with constructive criticisms, to each and every one.
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