5th WV Harmonica Championship 2011
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HarmoniCollege 4 featuringThe "bed and breakfast" harmonica event will once again be held at Heritage Farm in Huntington, WV. Friday night is the "eat and meet and greet" and jam session. Saturday is classes from 9am to 5pm with a jam session that night.
Peter MADCAT Ruth
will be held
Friday April 10 and Saturday April 11, 2015
as of Feb 1, 2015 HarmoniCollege is Booked
Here is what you can still do.
You can still come to the event for $50 and stay at a local hotel or motel.
If you still want to be on campus, you can opt for a sofa bed (the couch) for $100.
If I get multiple request for rooms, I can arrange for more cabins at $300 a person.
I can put you on a cancellation list
All prices include classes and 5 meals.
CLASSIC........ private room,................... $200
BASIC............. bed ................................. $150
Classes on Saturday only , no lodging ....... $50
FridayCheck in starts 3pm
Food and jamming starts 6pm
Jam until 11pm
9am Classes start
Classes to be announced
1pm Classes restart
7pm Full Jam
Classes by Peter Madcat Ruth
1) Getting a big acoustic tone
2) - Tone modulation
3) - Getting smoothly from the bottom notes to the top notes of the harmonica
4) - Playing minor keys on a major harps in 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th positions
5) - Playing major keys in 3rd position and 12 position
6) - Leading a band / Accompanying a singer
7) - Groove Geometry
Classes by Jim Rumbaugh
1) 5th position, an intro for beginner’s
2) 12th position, an intro for beginner’s
3) vibrato via hand, throat, diaphragm, jaw, lip
4) octaves to do chords in 1,4,5 or 1, 6, 4,5 and 1 7d, 6d, 5 songs
5) 4 over 3 rhythm riff, playing a triplet over 4 notes
6) tuning a reed, watch me open a harmonica and tune a reed
7) grooves , listen and learn different grooves per Jimi Lee
Class subjects are subject to change
Full jam starts at 7pm. unitl ???
You may bring any legal beverage.
Meals are include, breakfast, lunch, dinner. If you don't like what's cooked, we will give you a list of local vendors that deliver at your cost.
You can always mail your reservation, or ask questions via mail. The address is:
The Harmonica Club
c/o Jim Rumbaugh
722 22nd street west
Huntington, WV 25704
It all begins Friday night at 6pm
at the Holleyberry Inn at
3300 Harvey Road
Huntington, WV. 25704
It happens at
3300 Harvey Road
Huntington, WV 25704
Here's the Heritage Farm Video
Go to Heritage Farm Web Site
(Click here to see them)
Classes will be held at
If you want to share the cost of another cabin with someone, let us know. We will try to find you cabin mates.
Map to Heritage Farm
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Directions to Heritage Farm
From I-64, take Exit 8 (5th Street Exit) of Huntington, WV. Turn onto the I-64 Westbound access road. At first, it will look like you are trying to get back on I064. Travel one block and turn right onto Johnstown Road. Follow Johnstown Road about a mile until you come to a stop sign. At the sign, turn left and go across the bridge onto Harvey Road. Follow it 1.7 miles to the marked entrance to Heritage Farm Museum and Village.
Hotels about 30 minutes of Perry Farm
The first 3 are about the same distance from Heritage Farm. The last is another 10 minutes away, All prices are aproximate.
Comfort Suites South Point
Hotel address: 2940 County Road 144, South Point, OH 45680
Ramada Limited Huntington
Hotel address: 3094 16th Street Rd, Huntington, WV 25701
Holiday Inn Hotelste Civic Arena
Hotel address: 800 3rd Ave, Huntington, WV 25701
Red Roof I-64 at US Route 60, Exit #15
Hotel address: 5190 U.S. 60, Huntington, WV 25705