Reaching the next level
If you’ve been playing for a while, can manage regular draw and blow bends, but have always wondered what to do next, this is the workshop for you.
- Workshop 1 10:30-11:45 (Marcos Coll)
- Workshop 2 11:45-13:00 (Fede Vaz)
- Workshop 3 14:30-15:45 (Richard Taylor)
- Masterclass 16:00-17:15 (Marcos Coll & Fede Vaz)
Our intermediate programme starts with a short bending clinic to ensure that everyone is playing with the same foundation skills. We then move into essential Latin skills using intermediate techniques such as interval playing, vibrato, acoustic and electric styles, timing and positional playing. Marcos Coll and Fede Vaz will steer you through these topics. Richard Taylor will then guide you through two Latin standards, while imparting his experiences of playing harmonica with bands in Cuba.
For the final session, intermediate players are invited to join our Masterclass in the main auditorium for An Audience with Marcos & Fede. If the technical side of harmonicas is more up your street however, you can join John Cook upstairs for his second session on harmonica modifications: Pimp My Harp.
What to bring
You should bring a small set of 10 hole diatonic harps, including the keys of C, A, D and G Major. You will not be able to follow the full programme with only a C Major harmonica.
To help you prepare for your workshop, here are a few items that will be included..
Workshop 1 – Marcos Coll
To be advised
Workshop 2 – Fede Vaz
To be advised
Workshop 3 – Richard Taylor
Richard will be teaching you how to tackle La Cucaracha, a Rumba as played by Big Walter Horton (A harp 1st position). A second Mariachi track is also below (A harp 1st position). Essential tab.
And also Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White, a Cha Cha as played by The Fabulous Thunderbirds (A harp 1st position). A second track by the Mambo King Perez Prado is also below (Eb harp 1st position).
Masterclass – Marcos Coll and Fede Vaz
Intermediates and Advanced players come together in the main auditorium for an exclusive audience with Marcos and Fede. Details can be found on the dedicated Masterclass page. Anyone wishing to catch more time with John Cook can opt to join him upstairs instead, where he will be available to answer specific technical questions and look into the dark art of harmonica modifications.