Blues Harmonica Method, Level 1 (Book + Online Audio)
An Essential Study of Blues for the Beginning Player in the Tongue
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. This book and its recording use a 'C' and 'A' major diatonic harmonica. Includes access to onlin ...more
Product Number:
21053M
Format:
Book + Online Audio
Skill Level:
Beginning
Pages:
32
Binding:
Saddle Stitched
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
0-7866-9089-5
ISBN13:
978-07866-9089-3
Series:
School of Blues
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
8/15/2015
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. This book and its recording use a 'C' and 'A' major diatonic harmonica. Includes access to online audio containing all harmonica parts notated in the book with accompaniment music.
What is the Tongue Block Method?
Chapter 01 - Music & Instrument Primer
Music Notation (Ex. 1-11)
Understanding the Harmonica (Ex. 12)
Understanding Blues (Ex. 13-15) - Track 2
Chapter 02 - Embouchure
Tongue Block Embouchure
Holding the Harmonica
Tongue Block Exercises (Ex. 16-18) - Tracks 3-4
Chapter 03 - AAA Chorus Form, Licks & Songs
Examples (Ex. 19-23) - Track 5
New Technique, Throat Vibrato - Track 6
Song Examples (Ex. 24-26) - Tracks 7-9
Chapter 04 - AAB Chorus Form, Licks & Songs
New Technique, Dip Bend - Track 10
Examples (Ex. 27-32) - Track 11
Song Examples (Ex. 33-35) - Tracks 12-14
Chapter 05 - AAA & AAB Chorus Form with Fills, Licks & Songs
New Technique, Two Hole Shake - Track 15
Examples (Ex. 36-41) - Track 16
Song Examples (Ex. 42-43) - Tracks 17-18
Chapter 06 - A B/A C Chorus Form, Licks & Songs
New Technique, Mixing Melody Line with Chording (Ex. 44-45) - Track 19
Examples (Ex. 46-47) - Track 20
Song Example (Ex. 48) - Track 21
Chapter 07 - More Tongue Blocking Techniques
Octaves (Ex. 49-51) - Track 22
Octave Song Examples (Ex. 52-53) - Tracks 23-24
Pulls (Ex. 54-56) - Track 25
Pull Song Examples (Ex. 57-58) - Tracks 26-27
Flutter Tongue - Track 28
Flutter Tongue & Pull Song Example (Ex. 59) - Track 29
Chapter 08 - Openings & Endings
Examples (Ex. 60-63) - Tracks 30-31
Chapter 09 - Understanding Positions
Examples (Ex. 64-65)
Chapter 10 - Full Instrumental Example (Ex. 66) - Track 32 (Jam Track 33)
Chapter 11 - Recommended Listening & Congratulations - Track 34
 
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