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
Understanding the Harmonica
Understanding Blues

Chapter 02 - Embouchure

Tongue Block Embouchure
Holding the Harmonica
Tongue Block Exercises

Chapter 03 - AAA Chorus Form, Licks & Songs

Examples
New Technique, Throat Vibrato
Song Examples

Chapter 04 - AAB Chorus Form, Licks & Songs

New Technique, Dip Bend
Examples
Song Examples

Chapter 05 - AAA & AAB Chorus Form with Fills, Licks & Songs

New Technique, Two Hole Shake
Examples
Song Examples

Chapter 06 - A B/A C Chorus Form, Licks & Songs

New Technique, Mixing Melody Line with Chording
Examples
Song Example

Chapter 07 - More Tongue Blocking Techniques

Octaves
Octave Song Examples
Pulls
Pull Song Examples
Flutter Tongue
Flutter Tongue & Pull Song Example

Chapter 08 - Openings & Endings

Examples

Chapter 09 - Understanding Positions

Examples

Chapter 10 - Full Instrumental Example
Chapter 11 - Recommended Listening & Congratulations

 

 
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