NEHI - New England Harmonica Intensive Sep. 21-23

Friday, 21 September 2018 - 7:00pm
New England Harmonica Intensive
Newburyport, MA


Master Harmonica teachers Annie Raines and Ronnie Shellist team up for NEHI -  the New England Harmonica Intensive! They’ll be joined by country blues master Paul Rishell and blues guitar veteran Nick Adams and special guest teachers John Shirley and Jason Novak for a full weekend of classes, interactive workshops, jams, concerts, and delicious food. It will take place on the grounds of a Victorian estate and carriage house in beautiful Newburyport, MA. This is a chance to learn new techniques, expand your repertoire and connect with people in the harmonica community. We hope you will join us for this very special event.


BRING YOUR GUITAR PLAYING PARDNER! If you know a guitarist who would be interested in studying country blues or Chicago blues guitar with Paul Rishell or Nick Adams during the weekend, they can come too! Guitarists can sign up for select classes and private lessons. There will be some focus on guitar-harmonica duets, so the weekend will be a chance to up your duo game.


NEHI 2018 features 8-10 hours of class offerings, covering playing and soloing techniques, repertoire, blues history, and performing.  A schedule will be posted soon, but examples of subjects taught include: bending and tongue-blocking techniques, special focus on blues masters such as Little Walter and Sonny Boy I & II, reading tab on chromatic, moving spaces in phrasing, rhythms and basslines and creating a groove. There will also be listening sessions, a Saturday night faculty concert, and a student open mic. All levels are welcome, though you will get more out of the classes if you are beyond beginning.


WHAT’S COVERED: Your registration fee ($295 for harmonica and $175 for guitarists) covers all activities from Friday night through Sunday afternoon, all meals on Saturday and Sunday (and light fare at the Friday night reception), and the Saturday night house concert. Accommodations are not included in the registration price, but there are some inexpensive options on-site as well as a list of local lodgings 

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