|September 22, 2019|
|The Old Riverport Jazz & Blues Festival, St Ives.|
Harmonica Workshop – £15 (including a free harmonica)
International harmonica master Steve Lockwood has joined forces with The Old Riverport Jazz & Blues Festival, St Ives to put on a morning workshop for complete beginners and harmonica players of all abilities.
Steve is bringing his unique, exciting and inspirational blues harmonica workshop from 11:00 till 12:30, it is in the Chapel on the Bridge, St Ives, Cambs. Entrance fee is £15 (including a free harmonica). The workshop is suitable for all levels of player but is aimed at complete beginners and will help any harmonica player to improve their blues and rock playing and get the best out of this deceptively humble instrument. (Bring your reading glasses if needed)
Steve’s workshop is a rare opportunity for beginners and improver players to gain instruction from a professional musician with 30 years of live performing forming the foundation of his teaching. Technical instruction is combined with hints and tips to make playing more musical and more fun. Previous workshops all over the UK and abroad have seen great success with first time players and experienced musicians working together to make music and have a great time.
Workshop participants will play new blues rhythms, cool country wails, pitch bend all the way down and jam along with well-known songs. Steve will introduce jazz and blues material and cover basic and intermediate techniques for the harmonica.
Workshop tickets cost £15 (including a free harmonica), and should be booked in advance via www.ticketsource.co.uk/stivescornexchange
Extra Harmonicas (diatonic) in C are available on the day for £10 at the workshop.
Little Red Rooster – Rolling Stones,
Love Me Do – Beatles,
Help Me – Sonny Boy Williamson II
The 12 bar blues and much more.
CDs will be available after the workshop containing backing tracks and expert tuition.
Steve isn’t just a musician with a world wide reputation, who has played with acts from Larry Adler, Honeyboy Edwards, Lazy Lester, Chris Difford (Squeeze) and Screaming Lord Sutch to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, he has achieved over 4000 live concerts worldwide and has also recorded over 100 albums. He’s also got a degree in harmonica playing from Anglia Ruskin University , Cambridge and is a fully qualified teacher and lecturer with a PGCE, last year he wrote the blues harmonica parts for Tom Jones’ 2015/6 international tour.