eBook + Online Audio
School of Blues
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Around twenty percent of your playing time on the bandstand is spent soloing- have you studied how to play during the other eighty percent? Blues Harmonica Accompaniment Playing, within the School of the Blues Lesson Series, is an exciting journey into the art of traditional blues harmonica accompaniment (playing fills, under vocals and chording patterns) as well as modern approaches to playing horn, organ and bass lines. Additional studies cover openings, breaks and endings. This book and audio online is for the intermediate to advanced harmonica player. Recording includes all harmonica parts notated in the book with accompaniment music. Includes access to online audio.
Table of Contents & About the Author
Material Needed & Harmonica Notation
Chapter 1 - Rules of the Road
Chapter 2 - Traditional Blues Harmonica Accompaniment
Section 1 - Understanding Vocal Phrasing
Section 2 - The Art of Fills
Section 3 - Playing Under the Vocals
Chapter 3 - Horn Lines
Section 1 - Horn Punches (Playing Vertically)
Section 2 - Repetitive Horn Phrasing (Playing Horizontally)
Section 3 - Organ Padding
Chapter 4 - Hooks
Chapter 5 - Bass Lines
Chapter 6 - Playing the Vocal Melody
Chapter 7 - Openings, Breaks & Endings
Section 1 - Openings
Section 2 - Breaks
Section 3 - Endings
Chapter 8 - Wrapping It Up
Recommended Artist Albums
Online Resources & The Making of This Book
Thanks To & The Artists
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