The Harmonica Club

              of Huntington, WV    founded August 2001 

Home Page We meet every Tuesday 7pm-9pm   

Harmonicollege 4 on 4-10-2015
an all day learning and jamming event
wth  Peter MADCAT Ruth


Event Calendar

5th WV Harmonica Championship 2011

Listen, read and see  past WV Harmonica Championships

Play Along With Us
Audio Downloads 

Harp Tabs to songs that we play

Pictures               NEW links to PICASA ALBUMS



Riffs Tab and Audio

Jam Tracks for practice

History of the Harmonica Club

Contact Us

Map to Java Joint where the club meets

LINKS to other Harmonica Related Sites

HarmoniCollege 4 featuring
Peter MADCAT Ruth
will be held
Friday April 10 and Saturday April 11, 2015
The "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.

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

Jim Rumbaugh

All prices include classes and 5 meals.
CLASSIC........ private room,...................  $200 
BASIC............. bed ................................. $150

Classes on Saturday only , no lodging .......  $50

Check in starts 3pm
Food and jamming starts 6pm
Jam until 11pm

8am Breakfast
9am    Classes start
Classes to be announced
Noon Lunch
1pm   Classes restart

5pm Dinner

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
Heritage Farm,
3300 Harvey Road
 Huntington, WV. 25704
The HarmoniCollege Video

It happens at
Heritage Farm
3300 Harvey Road
Huntington, WV 25704

Here's the Heritage Farm Video

Go to Heritage Farm Web Site

Classes will be held at
(Click here to see them)
Woodbury Inn
Hollyberry Inn

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.

GPS Coordinates:
N3823.1375, W08228.12128:

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
About $100

Ramada Limited Huntington
Hotel address: 3094 16th Street Rd, Huntington, WV 25701
About $90

Holiday Inn Hotelste Civic Arena
Hotel address: 800 3rd Ave, Huntington, WV 25701
About $110

Red Roof  I-64 at US Route 60, Exit #15
Hotel address: 5190 U.S. 60, Huntington, WV 25705
About $75