Harmonica in One Afternoon | Beacon Music Factory | Music | Hudson Valley; Chronogram


Harmonica in One Afternoon

When: Sat., Nov. 14, 1-3:30 p.m. 2015

There are few more versatile instruments than the harmonica. It can sound like many instruments, including voice, fiddle, horn, and percussion. It can also sound like a freight train or a dog howling at the moon.

This afternoon we'll learn basic skills used in blues, gospel, rock, folk, country and more, including playing in different positions such as 12-bar blues and note-bending.

Michael Farkas is a singer, song-writer and multi-instrumentalist. He is also the founding member of the band, THE WIYOS. Michael has toured extensively in the US and abroad, and is currently trying his hand at children's music with, LUCKY DIAZ AND THE FAMILY JAM BAND. In 2009 The Wiyos were hand picked as the opening act for Bob Dylan, WIllie Nelson & John Mellencamp's summer tour, and that same year were a featured act in the BBC Documentary, 'Folk America- Good time Stompers and Ramblers'. He has performed for over 10 years with the Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series, at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, and literally at hundreds of festivals, clubs, and theaters.

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