Step-by-step pictures take you from first day exercises to playing along with a backing track! Absolute beginners has been designed to tell you everything you need to know from the very first time you pick up your harmonica. CD included.
Practical guide to harmonics for harmonica players. This tutorial is created specifically for you as a harmonica player and will help you build a basis for your musical progress, helping you to feel and learn structure that can easily be lost in fog of improvisation.
An innovative book that enables the student to play rhythm chords immediately to create exciting sounds on the harmonica, You Can Teach Yourself Blues Harp is designed to allow the beginning student gain maximum results in the shortest amount of time. The student is guided is developing the ability to hear blues progressions and styles.
Learn the bluesy sounds and style of the Harmonica with this fantastic and original tutor by Stuart ‘Son’ Maxwell. Created with young players in mind, this enjoyable introduction to harmonica enables you to get started, and get playing straight away.
Listen to the professionally recorded, live band demonstrations on the CD, practice the pieces from the music book and then play-along with the backing tracks! A clear presentation, fun pieces and intuitive learning, all combine to make a complete learning tool.
As you gradually become familiar with different harp techniques, you’ll progress from playing single note and chords to performing proper blues pieces, bends and all! Dozens of pictures and diagrams help make learning fun and progress fast. So, if you are a young blues musician, Starting Blues Harmonica is the method for you!
The only harmonica method to present the chromatic harmonica in 14 scales and modes in all 12 keys! This book/online audio pack will take beginners from the basics on through to the most advanced techniques available for the contemporary harmonica player. Each section contains appropriate songs and exercises that enable the player to quickly learn the various concepts presented. Every aspect of this versatile musical instrument is explored and explained in easy-to-understand detail with illustrations. Covers: design and construction; correct breathing and hand positions; how to improvise; styles including traditional, blues, pop and rock; and more. Includes 14 songs to illustrate each scale, and a reference chart for all chromatic harmonicas.
<p> An extensive guide to beginning blues harmonica by Mel Bay. Sections covered include getting started, chugging and swing, understanding the blues, tongue blocking, verse forms, licks and songs, all accompanied by Online Audio.</p>
Basic Blues Harmonica Method is geared toward getting you playing blues harmonica as fast as possible. The songs and exercises have been designed to get you comfortable with moving around the instrument and allow you to take full advantage of the great sounding patterns available on your harmonica, without first having to learn advanced techniques such as bending.
Classic Chicago Blues Harp #2 follows book/CD #1 and is a progressive lesson book that walks you step-by-step from the intermediate stages of playing the Harmonica to the very advanced.
This lesson book is the main backbone to the Harmonica Masterclass Lesson Series. Classic Chicago Blues Harp takes the major techniques used by professional artists and teaches it to you. Each chapter finishes in a chapter review test to help you in understanding the main points covered in each chapter. The D major diatonic Harmonica is primarily used in this book, the other keys are A and C. Includes access to online audio.
Chugging is all about sound textures - rich train sounds, gruff blues and spiraling country dance beats. The whole method is aural - just access the audio and follow the instructions - the book expands the music and puts it on paper for you. This book has been devised to teach the very basics of playing Harmonica, such as rhythm and breathing. Tunes will come later.
Easiest Harmonica Book is a step-by-step method for playing harmonica solos. The format is simple and visually attractive. Through graded lessons, the student is taught how to find and play the individual notes on the diatonic harmonica, as well as learning to read simple musical notation. Includes a diatonic note chart. The songs include chords for accompaniment.