Tim Welvaars: your personalmusic trainer
Tim Welvaars: your personal music trainer
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With Tim's Tiny Tunes you quickly learn to read music and play by ear

With Tim's Tiny Tunes you quickly learn to read music and play by ear

On your own instrument, for beginning to advanced players

  • For only € 1 a tune/lesson. Choose from nearly 300 tunes/lessons in different music styles, in 4 Levels.

  • Or choose a Package deal per Level or music style

☰ Choose music style

☰ Choose level

You want to play along with music, quick and easily? With Tim's Tiny Tunes you playfully learn to read music, play by ear and improve your playing technique. So you will perform your music with more self-confidence. Alone or in a group.

A Tim's Tiny Tune is a musical fragment of 2 minutes, consisting of a 4-bar exercise. Each fragment is shown in a YouTube video and slowly played bar by bar. A Tim's Tiny Tune is only € 1 per tune. You receive a pdf file of the sheet music in C, Eb and Bb, plus a mp4 video with your chosen Tune and instructions. You can choose from nearly 300 tunes/lessons in different music styles, spread over 4 Levels from beginner to advanced. Look here for examples.

In the videos Tim plays your chosen tune on a chromatic harmonica. The lessons are for all C-, Eb- and Bb-instruments (look here for an overview of all instruments). Look here for an overview of all instruments.

Are you a beginning or more advanced player? Then check this site for extra music education, like Tabs and Backing tracks.

Your musical adventure starts here. Enjoy!

Tim's Tiny Tunes – How does it work?

With each tune/lesson you receive a pdf file with sheet music (in C, Eb and Bb) and a mp4 video with instructions. In the video you first hear the entire tune, after which it is tought methodically, being played slowly bar by bar. Repeat the video and play along with it until you master the tune. The provided sheet music helps you read the music better and quicker. Put it on your mobile device to take it anywhere, or print it out.

Tim's Tiny Tunes – What do you learn?

  • learn to play along with the musical fragments by ear
  • improve your technique
  • improve your reading ability
  • expand your melodic experience
  • gain insight in the connection between harmony and melody.

How to choose your Level:

All Tim's Tiny Tunes lessons include 4 Levels:

  • Level 1: basic (beginning player)
  • Level 2: medium (intermediate player
  • Level 3: advanced (advanced player)
  • Level 4: masterclass (master player)

No musical experience yet? Then Level 1 may be your best choice. Not sure? Please check your Level by listening  to the Tim's Tiny Tunes and playing along, so you discover your Level of playing. Enjoy!

Tim's Tiny Tunes offer you 9 musical styles and 4 Levels to choose from

Tim's Tiny Tunes - Music Styes 

Is reading notes difficult for you ? Then Tabs help you learn all Tim's Tiny Tunes in Levels 1 & 2

Are you playing jazz harmonica? You cannot read music (easily) or you need help to play by ear? Tabs will provide helpful instructions for all Tim's Tiny Tunes lessons in Levels 1 & 2. They tell you which hole to play, whether to blow or draw the note, when to use the slider, whether a bend or other effect is required. You can also use Tabs if you are playing a diatonic bluesharp. Do you play the guitar, ukelele, mandolin or banjo: Tabs will give you instructions for the various fingerings.
Check it out here (Tabs)!

Backing tracks make practicing a lot easier and more fun!

A backing track is the music (harmony and rhythm) that accompanies the melody, like you hear it in Tim's video lessons. The backing track helps you play the melody (i.e. the lesson) you just learned, at the right moment and in the correct tempo. The backing tracks are also available in a slow version (for Level 1 and 2): the same music, but played in a slower tempo.

The Backing tracks are available in all 4 Levels. Check it out here!

On what instruments you can play Tim's Tiny Tunes?

Wind instruments
  • Jazz harmonica (chromatic harmonica)
  • Diatonic bluesharp
  • Saxophone
  • Yamaha Venova
  • Sopranino
  • Trumpet
  • Cornet
  • Trombone
  • Recorder
  • Flute
  • Penny Whistle
  • Flutophone
  • Clarinet
  • French horn
Key instruments
  • Piano
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Accordion
  • Melodica
Snare instruments
  • Guitar
  • Ukelele
  • Guitalele
  • Mandoline
  • Banjo
Percussion instruments
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone
Vocals

Instruments that are supported by T3 app
  • Diatonic blues Harmonica
  • Chromatic jazz harmonica
  • Seydel 6 hole harmonica
  • Hohner Chrometta
  • All 12 hole chromatic keys harmonicas
  • Lee Oskar Melody Maker
  • Lee Oskar Harmonic Minor
  • Lee Oskar Natural Minor
  • Saxophone
  • MiniSax
  • Sopranino
  • Yamaha Venova
  • Xaphoon
  • Flute
  • Flutophone
  • Penny Whistle
  • Clarinet
  • Recorder
  • Trumpet
  • Cornet
  • Horn
  • Piano
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Guitar
  • Ukulele
  • Guitalele (6 string Ukulele)
  • Mandolin
  • Banjo