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.
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.
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.
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!
Blues Harmonica Jam Tracks & Soloing by David Barrett covers a variety of subjects including heads, hooks, bridges, unison playing, harmony playing, instrumental song construction and comping. The jam tracks present songs just as they would be performed live or on a recording. Guest artists on the jam tracks include Gary Smith, R.J. Mischo, Gary Primich, Andy Just, Tom Ball, Joe Filisko, Mitch Kashmar and Mark Hummel. Along with the jam tracks, the recording also contains samples of all notated examples.
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.
Offering a comprehensive study of harmonica techniques and blues soloing concepts, this book contains studies and etudes on bending notes (draw and blow), throat vibrato, two-hole shakes, tongue blocking, acoustic and amplified playing, music theory, blues scales, octave substitutions, playing positions, and position substitutes.
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.
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.
In Blues Harmonica Jam Tracks And Soloing Concepts #1 David Barrett teaches the principles and techniques utilized in the creation of phrases and explains how these concepts can be incorporated into your own Harmonica performance.
Written in notation and Harmonica tablature, this method starts by explaining the basics of the blues style, before moving on to cover such topics as 12 bar blues and flow of licks. A selection of study exercises are included, allowing you to try out the techniques you've just been shown.
This book includes access to online audio tracks, allowing you to jam with Guitar and Drums, or a Full Band, as you practice incorporating new licks and ideas.