Complete 10-Hole Diatonic Harmonica Series: E Harmonica Book (eBook)
Finally! There is a definitive reference guide available for harmonicas in each and every key. This ground breaking series unlocks the musical power of the 10-hole major diatonic harmonica. One key at a time, each is designed to present detailed musical information for beginners, intermediate and advanced players who are either music readers or non-reading players. Learn the notes, intervals, bends, overbends, dyads, chords, arpeggios, modes and scales that are specific to each harmonica key. There is also ...more
Product Number:
20514EB
Format:
eBook
Skill Level:
Beginning
Pages:
48
Binding:
eBook
ISBN:
1-6097-4105-6
ISBN13:
978-16097-4105-1
Series:
Diatonic Harmonica Series
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
10/7/2010
Finally! There is a definitive reference guide available for harmonicas in each and every key. This ground breaking series unlocks the musical power of the 10-hole major diatonic harmonica. One key at a time, each is designed to present detailed musical information for beginners, intermediate and advanced players who are either music readers or non-reading players. Learn the notes, intervals, bends, overbends, dyads, chords, arpeggios, modes and scales that are specific to each harmonica key. There is also a special section in each book showing other types of diatonic harmonicas and the variations unique to them like - extreme bending, low-tuned, octave and tremolo-tuned models and more.

Have you ever wondered which harmonica is the best one to use when you're ready to play a tune? Have you ever sat with a lap full of harmonicas desperately trying one after another, searching for the key that has all of the right notes? The Complete 10-hole Diatonic Harmonica Series is the definitive music reference guide that resolves those dilemmas and more. The E Harmonica Book is packed with information about chords, arpeggios, modes, positions, scales, bends, overbends and basic music theory unique to the 10-hole E major diatonic harp. Learn how to effectively play blues scales in seven different keys. It's simple. If you have an E harmonica you should own the E Harmonica Book.
Origin of the Harmonica, Richter System
How To Use This Book
The Staff and Notes 
Playing Single Notes

INTERVALS 

Understanding Intervals
Range of the E 10-hole Diatonic Harp

BENDING and OVERBENDING 

Bending, The Intervals 
Overbending, The Intervals
Understanding the Major Diatonic Scale, Seven Modes and 12 Positions

POSITIONS, MODES and SCALES 

1st Position: Ionian (Major) 
E major scale, E major scale with bends 
Playing E Blues 
E Mixolydian, E Dorian, 
E Mjor pentatonic scale, E blues scale, 
E blues progression
2nd Position: Mixolydian (Major) 
B7 scale, B7 scale with a bend 
Playing B Blues 
B Dorian, Bm pentatonic scale, 
B blues scale, 
B blues progression
3rd Position: Dorian (minor) 
F#m scale, F#m scale with bends 
Playing F# Blues 
F#m pentatonic scale, F# blues scale, 
F# blues progression 
4th Position: Aeolian (minor) 
C# natural minor scale, 
C# natural minor scale with a bend 
Playing C# Blues 
C#m pentatonic scale, C# blues scale, 
C# blues progression
5th Position: Phrygian (minor) 
G#m scale, G#m scale with bends 
Playing Ab Blues 
Abm pentatonic scale, Ab blues scale, 
Ab blues progression
6th Position: Locrian (minor) 
D#m scale, D#m scale with a bend 
Playing Eb Blues 
Ebm pentatonic scale, Eb blues scale, 
Eb blues progression
12th Position: Lydian (Major) 
A scale, A major scale with bends 
Playing A Blues 
A major pentatonic scale, 
A major blues scale, 
A blues progression

MORE BLUES SCALES 

Key of E, B, F# and Ab
Shakes,Tongue Slaps and Lifts
Playing Two Notes at the Same Time

CHORDS 

Building Chords, Inversions
Voicings, Chord Substitutions
Blow Chord—E major chord, E dyad
Draw Chords—B major, B7, B9, 
B and F# dyads
Draw Chords—F#m, F#m6, F#sus4, 
D#m7b5, D#dim triad, A dyad

ARPEGGIOS 

Getting The Most Out Of Arpeggios
Arpeggios 
A, A6, A6/9, Amaj7, Amaj9, Amaj13 
B, B7, B9, B11, B13
B6, B6/9, Bsus2, 
Bsus4, B7sus4, B9sus4
C#m, C#m7, C#m9, 
C#m11, C#sus2, C#sus4
E, Emaj7, Emaj9, Emaj11, Emaj13
Esus2, Esus4, E6, 
E6/9, Eadd9, Eadd11
F#m, F#m7, F#m9, F#m11, F#m13
F#m6, F#sus2, F#sus4, F#7sus4, F#9sus4
G#m, G#m7, G#m11, G#sus4, G#7sus4

MAJOR SCALES—Advanced 
Major Scales Ab, A, Bb, B
Major Scales C, Db, D, Eb
Major Scales E, F, F#, G

INSTRUMENT MECHANICS 

Air Flow, Tuning, Adjusting Reeds
E Harp—Relative to: 
Piano, Guitar and Mandolin

DIATONIC HARPS—Know Your Options 

Low-tuned Diatonic Harps , XB40
Octave-tuned and Tremolo-tuned Harps
Trills
Glossary 
 
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