Complete 10-Hole Diatonic Harmonica Series: Bb 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:
20520EB
Format:
eBook
Skill Level:
Beginning
Pages:
40
Binding:
eBook
ISBN:
1-6097-4140-4
ISBN13:
978-16097-4140-2
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 B-Flat Harmonica Book is packed with information about chords, arpeggios, modes, positions, scales, bends, overbends and basic music theory unique to the 10-hole B-Flat major diatonic harp. Learn how to effectively play blues scales in seven different keys. It's simple. If you have an B-Flat harmonica you should own the B-Flat Harmonica Book.
Complete 10-Hole Diatonic Harmonica Series: Bb

Richter System ....................................................3
How To Use This Book ..........................................4
The Staff and Notes ................................................5
INTERVALS
Understanding Intervals ..........................................6
Range of the 10-hole Bb Diatonic Harp ..................7
BENDING and OVERBENDING
Bending, The Intervals ............................................8
Overbending, The Intervals ....................................9
Understanding the Major Diatonic Scale ..............10
Seven Modes and 12 Positions ............................11
POSITIONS, MODES and SCALES
1st Position: Ionian (Major)
Bb major scale, Bb major scale with bends
Playing Bb Blues
Bb Mixolydian, Bb Dorian,
Bbm pentatonic scale, Bb blues scale,
Bb blues progression ....................................12
2nd Position: Mixolydian (Major)
F7 scale, F7 scale with a bend
Playing F Blues
F Dorian, Fm pentatonic scale,
F blues scale,
F blues progression ....................................13
3rd Position: Dorian (minor)
Cm7 scale, Cm7 scale with bends
Playing C Blues
Cm pentatonic scale, C blues scale,
C blues progression....................................14
4th Position: Aeolian (minor)
G natural minor scale,
G natural minor scale with a bend
Playing G Blues
Gm pentatonic scale, G blues scale,
G blues progression ......................................15
5th Position: Phrygian (minor)
D Phrygian, D Phrygian with bends
Playing D Blues
Dm pentatonic scale, D blues scale,
D blues progression ..................................16
6th Position: Locrian (minor)
A Locrian, A Locrian with a bend
Playing A Blues
Am pentatonic scale, A blues scale,
A blues progression ..................................17
 12th Position: Lydian (Major)
Eb Lydian, Eb Lydian with bends
Playing Eb Blues
Eb major pentatonic scale,
Eb major blues scale,
Eb blues progression......................................18
MORE BLUES SCALES
Key of Bb, F, C and D................................19
CHORDS
Building Chords, Inversions ..................................20
Voicings, Chord Substitutions ..............................21
Blow Chord—Bb major chord, Bb dyad ..............22
Draw Chords—F major, F7, F9,
F and C dyads ..........................................22
Draw Chords—Cm, Cm6, Csus4,
Am7b5, Adim triad, Eb dyad ......................23
ARPEGGIOS
Getting The Most Out Of Arpeggios ....................24
Arpeggios
Bb, Bbmaj7, Bbmaj9, Bbmaj11, Bbmaj13 ................25
Bbsus2, Bbsus4, Bb6,
Bb6/9, Bbadd9, Bbadd11 ....................................26
Cm, Cm7, Cm9, Cm11, Cm13 ........................27
Cm6, Csus2, Csus4, C7sus4, C9sus4 ..................28
Dm, Dm7, Dm11, Dsus4, D7sus4......................29
Eb, Eb6, Eb6/9, Ebmaj7, Ebmaj9, Ebmaj13 ............30
F, F7, F9, F11, F13 ..........................................31
F6, F6/9, Fsus2,
Fsus4, F7sus4, F9sus4 ........................................32
Gm, Gm7, Gm9,
Gm11, Gsus2,Gsus4 ..........................................33
MAJOR SCALES—Advanced ........................34
Major Scales Ab, A, Bb, B ......................................35
Major Scales C, Db, D, Eb ......................................36
Major Scales E, F, F#, G........................................37
DIATONIC HARPS—Know Your Options
Tremolo and Octave Harps , XB40..........................38
Bb Harp—Relative to:
Piano, Guitar and Mandolin ......................39
Glossary ................................................................40
 
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