T O D D    P A R R O T T

     Soulful music, straight from the harp...

Todd plays and endorses HOHNER Harmonicas, customized by Joe Spiers.

Interested in learning to play the harmonica?  Contact Todd to inquire about harmonica lessons via Skype.

Looking for resources from a recent seminar?  The links below should guide you to what you need.

Additional resources and information will be available here soon.  Check back for updates!

Spiers High Performance Harmonicas

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Hi! Todd Parrott here...Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you find something here that will be helpful to you as a harmonica player.  You may also visit me on YouTube at www.youtube.com/AceOfHarps to learn more about some of the different tunings and harps I use.

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Interested in harmonica lessons via Skype?  I try to keep my rates reasonable, at $35 for an hour lesson, with no additional charge if the lesson runs a little past the hour.  Skype lessons are a great option if you're already a harmonica player who's looking to get out of a rut and add new licks and ideas into your playing.  Lessons can focus on any topic or song of your choice.

If you're an absolute beginner and live in NC, you may be interested in one of the harmonica workshops currently being offered locally.  There are currently 2 workshops being offered - Concord, NC and Durham, NC.  Though these workshops are geared towards beginners, all levels are welcome.  The cost of this 6-week course is $145.  Compared to the cost of Skype lessons, this is a great deal, as each session is 2 hours in length.  Feel free to contact via phone or e-mail with any questions or for more information.  To pre-register, use the following links to select the desired location and reserve your spot.  You may also use the PayPal link below to prepay your registration fee, or you may pay in person at the first session.

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CONCORD, NC  6-week Harmonica Workshop Registration

HARMONICA WORKSHOP $145

6-week Harmonica Workshop beginning 10/17/17, running through 11/21/17 in Concord, NC - Concord Mills area

All levels welcome, including beginners!  This fun, 6-week course will cover the origin and history of the harmonica, its early and modern players, playing basic rhythms (including train rhythms), single-note melody playing, bending techniques, blues riffs and scales, country patterns, and more.  Small group size ensures that you will receive lots of individual attention.  The goal is to teach you how to play, jam and have fun with the harmonica, with opportunities for everyone to jam at the end of each session.

A 10-hole, diatonic harmonica in the key of C is recommended.  You may bring your own harmonica, or purchase one at the workshop at a discounted cost. (The Hohner Special 20 harmonica is an excellent choice.)

Total cost for all 6 weeks is $145

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CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE CONCORD WORKSHOP!

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About the instructor:

Todd Parrott has been playing harmonica for nearly 30 years, and teaches and performs at various harmonica workshops and events across the USA including:

- The annual SPAH Convention - www.spah.org
- The Virginia Harmonciafest - Virginia Beach, VA
- The Midwest Harmonica Workshop - St. Paul, Minnesota
- Harmonicollege - Huntington, West Virginia
- The Tulsa Harmonica Summit - Tulsa, OK
- The Nashville Harmonica Workshop - Nashville, TN
- Hill Country Harmonica - Waterford, MS

Workshop will be held at The Lodge building, on the campus of Camino Church, across the street from Cabarrus Charter School.

Feel free to contact Todd with any questions or information about this workshop, or to register.

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DURHAM, NC  6-week Harmonica Workshop Registration

6-week Harmonica Workshop beginning 10/16/17, running through 11/20/17 in Durham, NC

All levels welcome, including beginners!  This fun, 6-week course will cover the origin and history of the harmonica, its early and modern players, playing basic rhythms (including train rhythms), single-note melody playing, bending techniques, blues riffs and scales, country patterns, and more.  Small group size ensures that you will receive lots of individual attention.  The goal is to teach you how to play, jam and have fun with the harmonica, with opportunities for everyone to jam at the end of each session.

A 10-hole, diatonic harmonica in the key of C is recommended.  You may bring your own harmonica, or purchase one at the workshop at a discounted cost. (The Hohner Special 20 harmonica is an excellent choice.)

Total cost for all 6 weeks is $145

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CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE DURHAM WORKSHOP!

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About the instructor:

Todd Parrott has been playing harmonica for nearly 30 years, and teaches and performs at various harmonica workshops and events across the USA including:

- The annual SPAH Convention - www.spah.org
- The Virginia Harmonciafest - Virginia Beach, VA
- The Midwest Harmonica Workshop - St. Paul, Minnesota
- Harmonicollege - Huntington, West Virginia
- The Tulsa Harmonica Summit - Tulsa, OK
- The Nashville Harmonica Workshop - Nashville, TN
- Hill Country Harmonica - Waterford, MS

Workshop will be held at Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse, on the campus of St. Paul United Methodist Church.

Feel free to contact Todd with any questions or information about this workshop, or to register.

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Special thanks to all who attended the harmonica workshops at the SPAH convention.  To access the presentations, overblow scales & tabs, country & blues pattern tabs, as well as the audio files:

CLICK HERE

Note: this will open the folder containing all of the files.  You'll need to scroll up and down to find the files you need.  Also, the audio files which demonstrate the patterns were initially created for Hill Country Harmonica attendees, but the content is the same.

I hope you enjoy these YouTube videos which feature some of my good friends in the harmonica community who have done some amazing work for me through the years.  Take care and perhaps I'll chat with you soon!  - Todd

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JOE SPIERS

 

 

CHRIS REYNOLDS

 

 

RANDY SANDOVAL