#LearningProject : The First Few Attempts

Hey everyone!

As mentioned in my previous post, I wanted to begin my learning project by learning the harmonica rip for Angus and Julia Stone’s “Just a Boy”. So, I did a search on Google and found two useful resources.

First, I found Harptabs.com, an online community where anyone can add or search for the harmonica bits of well-known songs. I was able to find the harmonica bits for “Just a Boy”, and was delighted to see that the difficulty was relatively easy. The site also includes useful information in addition to the musical notes, such as the key and harp type. I tried to play along to the notes, but was struggling to get the rhythm down. To help me with this, I found my next resource.

I was able to find this tutorial video on Youtube. The video has been useful as I get to hear the harmonic bit in slower form to help me understand the transition between notes. The notes for the song are also included in the description, which is a convenience as I don’t need to have two different windows open at the same time.

In the song there are two different harmonica parts, and I have spent some time playing along with the video to the first part. I am going to make a video of this, so stay tuned to hear what I can do so far!

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About Adam Brock

My name is Adam Brock and I am a third year student at the University of Regina! I am currently in the Secondary Education Program, with plans to major in Mathematics and minor in Outdoor and Physical Education. I was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada and look forward to travelling after my years at the U of R.

Posted on February 25, 2014, in #LearningProject 2014, ECMP 455: Computers in Education - Advanced and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Adam,

    I can’t wait to see the video-Angus and Julia are one of my favorite artists! How is learning playing the harmonica coming along so far? Can’t wait to see the progress!

    Kelsey

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