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.
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.
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.
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.
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 fun and easy way to play blues on the harmonica. Blues harmonica is the most popular and influential style of harmonica playing, and it forms the basis for playing harmonica in other styles such as rock and country. Blues Harmonica For Dummies gives you a wealth of content devoted to the blues approach - specific techniques and applications.
<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>