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School of Blues
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Blues Harmonica Level 1, within the School of the Blues Lesson Series, is an exciting beginning blues harmonica course. The ideas presented are solid in the blues tradition with great sounding bluesy licks to play, even at the beginning level! Phrasing Concepts (how small pieces of music, called licks, are organized to create a pleasing solo), 12 Bar Blues Theory, Vibrato, Shakes and Tongue Blocking are covered. Downloadable audio online includes all harmonica parts notated in the book. This book and its downloadable online audio use a 'C' and 'A' major diatonic harmonica. Includes access to online audio.
What is the Tongue Block Method?
Chapter 01 - Music & Instrument Primer
Understanding the Harmonica
Chapter 02 - Embouchure
Tongue Block Embouchure
Holding the Harmonica
Tongue Block Exercises
Chapter 03 - AAA Chorus Form, Licks & Songs
New Technique, Throat Vibrato
Chapter 04 - AAB Chorus Form, Licks & Songs
New Technique, Dip Bend
Chapter 05 - AAA & AAB Chorus Form with Fills, Licks & Songs
New Technique, Two Hole Shake
Chapter 06 - A B/A C Chorus Form, Licks & Songs
New Technique, Mixing Melody Line with Chording
Chapter 07 - More Tongue Blocking Techniques
Octave Song Examples
Pull Song Examples
Flutter Tongue & Pull Song Example
Chapter 08 - Openings & Endings
Chapter 09 - Understanding Positions
Chapter 10 - Full Instrumental Example
Chapter 11 - Recommended Listening & Congratulations
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