The Harmonica Club

              of Huntington, WV    founded August 2001 

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Harmonicollege   9 on 4-2-2022
an all day learning and jamming event
with  Sandy Weltman


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HarmoniCollege #9, 2022 will be
Friday April 1st  & Saturday April 2nd 2022

at Heritage Farm, Huntington, WV

After a long COVID delay, HarmoniCollege will return.
Our 'professor' will be Sandy Weltman

Here is the 'syllabus' of what Sandy will be teaching on Saturday
Leaning to Play in “Minor” Positions
In this class we will learn how to play minor music (as opposed to major) in five different positions (keys) on one harmonica. We’ll learn to understand when, why and how to choose a particular position for any particular minor song. We’ll also learn a minor song(melody) and a solo in these 5 positions.
A Pentatonic Approach For The Harmonica
I like to tell my students that if they learn nothing else but the pentatonic and blues scale along with some associated licks and patterns, they will probably be able to jam along very competently on any folk, rock, blues or bluegrass song or jam session that they encounter. In this class we are going to dig into the five note pentatonic scale for the harmonica. We will learn licks, patterns and approaches to jamming with this simple yet profound scale.
The Blues Scale
Patterns, exercises, and licks will be taught to help assimilate these all important six notes into all of your playing.
12th Position
What is it? When and how to use it. Patterns ,licks and exercises to help you get going. We will also learn a swingy version of a harmonica standard using this position.
Learning To Play in 1st Position (you’ve got to be kidding… I did that years ago when I first started)
Not kidding. We’ll learn way more than you thought possible in this position, including blues, jazz/swing, bluegrass and even some ethnic music.
Approaching Jazz and Swing
This class will focus on an approach to learning, understanding and playing one of the most crucial components to playing jazz/swing on the harmonica, the 2-5-1 progression. Specifically, 2-5-1 licks and patterns in a few different positions.
What is it? How to do it? How to use it? …along with assorted overblow licks in assorted positions.

It all happens at Heritage Farm, Huntington, WV

The cost is $100. That covers :
Friday night meet, eat, and greet jam from 6pm to 11pm. (food provided)
Saturday classes from 9 to 5.  Breakfast , lunch, and dinner provided.
Saturday night jam from 7 to 11.
All the 'on campus' rooms have been reserved.  There are local rooms available withing 15 minutes driving time.

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

8am Breakfast
45 minute Morning classes at 9, 10, 11, with lunch at noon
Afternoon Classes at 1, 2, 3, and 4
Evening meal at 5
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

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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:
N38°23.1375, W082°28.12128:

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