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Harmonica F E N Festival 2024 // Masterclasses Day 1

Harmonica F E N Festival 2024 // Masterclasses Day 1

by Yulia

PANDA platforma
Knaackstr. 97

The Harmonica F E N Festival is a music festival all about the harmonica, which happens on May 24-26 at the Kulturbrauerei. Virtuosos from different countries, such as Ariel Bart, Filip Jers and Konstantin Reinfeld take to the stage in Kesselhaus. Master classes offered as part of the festival will take place in PANDA platforma.


10:00–11:15 Filip Jers – The benefits and joy of playing both the diatonic and chromatic harmonica

Playing both instruments can be very beneficial to the overall approach to music as a harmonica player but it can also cause confusion because they are different instruments – at the same time – they are the same instrument. In this seminar, I will share some tips on how you can learn from both instruments and transfer techniques between them.

In this seminar we will work with basic techniques used when playing jazz on the harmonica. We will go through and talk about tone, articulation and work with the breathing. We will immerse ourselves in the artistic expression of jazz and make those eighth notes swing!

In this masterclass, we are going to share some techniques and principles for playing harmonica ensemble music, and also how to refine the sound with the PA equipment on the stage. In addition, we will also talk about the recent development scene of harmonica ensemble music in Asia.

Do you like the blues but have no idea how to improvise freely, or you’ve been playing for a while and think you’re constantly repeating yourself? This workshop will give you valuable tips and tricks on how to make your solos livelier and more surprising!

Marko Jovanovic will share his practice tips and tricks on how to master intonation on the diatonic harmonica. His masterclass includes specific exercises and examples that everyone can benefit from and get inspired by.

More information about the Festival program in Kesselhaus & Maschinenhaus:

We are here:

Knaackstr. 97, 10435 Berlin
+49 (0)30 44319557 |