Daily Studies for Diatonic Harmonica (eBook + Online Audio)
How good of a musician you become is predicated on how much practice you do and the quality of that practice. In all likelihood, you don’t have access to a harmonica teacher (a rare breed), so it’s up to you to identify what will help you grow as a player and how to best spend your valuable practice time. In Daily Studies for Diatonic Harmonica, author David Barrett (the world’s most published author of harmonica lesson material) provides recommendations on how to ...more
Product Number:
30456MEB
Format:
eBook + Online Audio
Skill Level:
Multiple Levels
Notation Type:
Standard Notation
Pages:
40
Binding:
eBook
Size:
8.5 x 11
ISBN:
1-6191-1880-7
ISBN13:
978-16191-1880-5
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
3/21/2019
How good of a musician you become is predicated on how much practice you do and the quality of that practice. In all likelihood, you don’t have access to a harmonica teacher (a rare breed), so it’s up to you to identify what will help you grow as a player and how to best spend your valuable practice time. In Daily Studies for Diatonic Harmonica, author David Barrett (the world’s most published author of harmonica lesson material) provides recommendations on how to set up your practice room, structure your practice time, what to work on to improve your playing, and how to prepare you for performance. The Daily Exercises portion of this book provides essential exercises for the diatonic harmonica—movement patterns, scales, tongue block technique drills, an exercise to help you memorize the chords of the 12 Bar Blues, your harmonica’s note layout, and how to choose a note to match over a given chord, at any time, in any range of the harmonica. This book and accompanying recording is an essential text for all students of the diatonic harmonica. You'll need a C Major Diatonic Harmonica for this method. Includes access to online audio.
Introduction
Material Needed

Chapter 1 - The Mechanics
 - The Space
 - How Long & When
 - The Mind
 - What
 - Weekly/Monthly Review
 - How To Practice
 - The Process of Learning a Song - The "Listen Once, Play Once" Method
 - Performance

Chapter 2 - Developing a Mental Model
 - The Concept
 - Harmonica Note Layout
 - Default Mental
 - Student Mental Modes

Chapter 3 - Daily Exercises Explained
 - Daily Exercises A
 - Daily Exercises B

Chapter 4 - "20 Minutes Context" Chorus Form Examples

Chapter 5 - Recommended Study
 - Recommended Reading
 - Recommended Harmonica Method Books

Daily Exercises A (Condensed Reference Sheet)
Daily Exercises B (Condensed Reference Sheet)
Reference Charts
 
Audio Sample 1
Audio Sample 2
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