Webcam Harmonica Lessons via Skype with Sing Out! Magazine Columnist       and Author Glenn Weiser   

Glenn Weiser is the author of 3 books on harmonica, and has contributed instructional articles to the folk music journal Sing Out!. A private music instructor with over 30 years of experience now based in Southwick, MA, he teaches webcam lessons on harmonica. Acoustic Guitar magazine has described Glenn as a "master teacher," and he has taught at David Barrett's Masterclass.
       Lessons are available for all ages and skill levels. The styles Glenn teaches include blues, country, Celtic, old-time, folk and bluegrass.
       The way webcam lessons work is that you and Glenn select a time and date for the lesson by email or phone. Next you provide payment online at least 24 hours in advance of the lesson. You and Glenn then get on        Skype, and then it's on to the lesson. Rates for webcam lessons are $25 per half-hour, $45 for 1 hour, $90 for 4 weekly half-hour lessons, and $160 for 4 weekly 1-hour lesson. See Glenn's current openings here. Information on getting started with Skype is below.
Email: banjoandguitar100@yahoo.com Cell - 413-455-9215.                                                                    

Listen to Glenn on YouTube (guitar, harmonica & vocals)

Sweet Home Chicago Statesboro Blues
The Sky Is Crying From Four Until Late

Harmonica Books by Glenn Weiser
 
Masters of the Blues Harp Hal  Leonard Publishing   
 

Twenty-one classic blues harmonica solos by Little Walter, Walter Horton, Sonny Boy Williamsom, Paul Butterfield and others.  

"...the coolest harp instruction book
I've ever read."
- Charlie Musselwhite, from the foreword.

Review by The American Harmonica Newsletter

Blues and Rock Harmonica
Centerstream Publishing    

This instructional book/CD package teaches essential techniques like pucker style, tongue blocking, note bending, vibrato, the headshake, and the tremolo. The book also covers elements of music theory essential to effective improvising such as scales, modes, triads, chord progressions and how to build riffs around the notes of a chord.

Irish and American Fiddle Tunes for Harmonica
Centerstream; dist. Hal Leonard Publishing

Over 100 Celtic and Old-time reels, jigs, hornpipes and breakdowns for diatonic harmonicas. Come complete with instructions on how to read harmonica tablature, playing backup, and other essential skills

Reviews from Irish Music and Dirty Linen magazines.

Getting Started with Skype-

1. If you're new to Skype the first thing youíll need a webcam. Many laptops have webcams/mics built in. If you'r computer lacks a webcam, see Webcams on Google.

2. If youíre studying acoustic guitar, you can use earphones or speakers to listen with, and  a desktop microphone to play through.  For mic options, see desktop microphones on Amazon.com.

3. Now download Skype. Itís free, and easy to use. Get Skype. Note: download the free version. Because webcam-to webcam Skype calls are free, you don't need a Skype account for online lessons. Skype accounts are only used for calling telephones with Skype, so don't create an account

4. You'll also need a high speed Internet connection such as DSL or cable (minimum requirements for video conferencing: upload 300 Kb, download 1 Mb). You can test your connection speed at Speedtest.net.

5. Useful accessories for lessons are a music stand, an electronic guitar tuner, (I like the Korg CA-1-instructions for using the tuner are here) and a metronome (the electronic ones are more accurate- the Matrix MR-500 is good one). If you are studying a stringed instrument, make sure you are in tune and up to pitch before your lesson.

6. You can pay online for lessons with most major credit cards or PayPal. You can also pay by personal check.  Sign up for a free PayPal account here.

                                                                              
   

          To pay online for one or more lessons with Paypal, select an option from the
drop-down menu, and then click on the Buy Now button.
 

Lesson Options

       

            Payment can also be made by sending a check or money order to: P.O. Box 11282, Portland, ME, 04104.

    Acoustic Guitar magazine columns by Glenn
    Guitar and harmonica books by Glenn                   
    Listen to Glenn on YouTube  

Glenn's current openings
Email: banjoandguitar100@yahoo.com
Cell (207) 329-4889

Email: banjoandguitar100@yahoo.com
  

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