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Introduction to the Gazell Method

with PT Gazell

Learn half-valving from the master of the half valved diatonic harmonica, PT Gazell.
Discover how the half-valved approach can allow you to access musical possibilities not possible on standard diatonic harmonicas!

Instrument Harmonica

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  • 8 lessons by the master himself!
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Level
intermediate
Course Length
8 lessons · 71m 26s

PT Gazell has earned his position as a master of the half valved diatonic harmonica. After years being the sought after side man and session player for some of Nashville's greatest, PT Gazell discovered half valving and his music literally soared to new heights.

In this course, you'll learn how his half-valved approach can allow you to access musical possibilities not possible on standard diatonic harmonicas.

Specifically, PT explains The Gazell method & half valving:

  • Advantages that half valving provides, with tons of demonstrations, practice exercises, PDF's and audio tracks
  • Importance and instructions on how do to accurate bends on holes 2 & 3 draw, with exercises
  • How to apply this to a song - you'll learn a jazz blues tune called "The Thumb" by Wes Montgomery with head, solo and horn line

PT is a truly inspiring harmonica player and a great educator. Grab your Gazell Method key of C harmonica and let's go!

If ever you need assistance, you can contact PT anytime using our tutoring feature on this page.


Lesson Plan

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Checking the basics

The Gazell method & half valving

The importance of accurate bending on holes 2 & 3 draw

2 & 3 Hole Draw Bend Exercises

Learning a jazz blues melody

Soloing over a jazz blues chord progression

Adding a cool horn line to this progression

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PT Gazell

PT Gazell has earned his position as a master of the diatonic harmonica. After years being the sought after side man and session player for some of Nashville's greatest, PT Gazell discovered half valving and his music literally soared to new heights.
 
No other player combines his phrasing, melodic style, song choices and improvisational abilities… his singular style may draw comparisons to Nat King Cole, Benny Goodman, Louie Jordan, Ben Webster, Sweets Edison, Tiny Moore, Wes Montgomery, but in the end, it is a style all his own.
 
Using his own signature model instrument, the Gazell method diatonic manufactured by Seydel, PT proves that the harmonica is capable of much more than what most of us believe.
 
Dig It!
 
You can contact PT directly for 1-on-1 tutoring, or check out his selection of courses to learn half-valving from the master himself.
 
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