Dirt Simple Harmonica (eBook + Online Audio)
This book and accompanying audio provide essential lessons for the diatonic harmonica. The harmonica is simple to play and easy to transport. People have enjoyed playing this instrument since the early nineteenth century for these reasons, among others. If you are challenged by other musical instruments, the harmonica is for you. This book can be extremely helpful, even for non-beginners. The music and instruction presented require little or no previous musical experience.

What do you need?
A 10- ...more
Product Number:
30474BCDEB
Format:
eBook + Online Audio
Skill Level:
Beginning
Notation Type:
Standard Notation
Pages:
40
Binding:
eBook
ISBN:
161911464X
ISBN13:
978-16191-1464-7
Series:
Dirt Simple
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
7/1/2014
This book and accompanying audio provide essential lessons for the diatonic harmonica. The harmonica is simple to play and easy to transport. People have enjoyed playing this instrument since the early nineteenth century for these reasons, among others. If you are challenged by other musical instruments, the harmonica is for you. This book can be extremely helpful, even for non-beginners. The music and instruction presented require little or no previous musical experience.

What do you need?
A 10-hole diatonic harmonica in the key of C.
To be able to breathe, that is exhale and inhale.
To be able to pucker your lips.

It's Dirt Simple!

While playing, the instrument will train your ear to hear what is being played, helping you develop listening skills.

The harmonica is the only instrument that is played by breathing both in and out through the instrument. It is a simple, fun breathing machine and may even improve the health of your lungs.

Some of the best harmonica music is Americana music, which is sometimes referred to as American folk music. This is the style of music presented throughout the book, which highlights this original form of American music. Enjoy these wonderful tunes and become part of this great American tradition. Playing these tunes and timeless melodies is a way to own a piece of American folk lore. Tablature is used to simplify learning. Audio download available online.
Dirt Simple Harmonica

Audio CD Listing ..............................................1

To the Student.................................................3

Holding the Harmonica/Hand Vibrato .................4

Tablature........................................................5 Breathing .......................................................6

Example A: Hole 4 ...........................................6

A Single Tone ..................................................7

Example B: Holes 4, 5, 6, 7...............................7

Basic Musical Information/Note Values/Rhythm ....8

Example One: Middle C......................................9

Example Two: Holes 4, 5, 6................................10

Example Three: Holes 4, 5, 6, 7 .........................18

Example Four: Holes 1, 2, 3, 4 ...........................23

Example Five: Holes 7, 8, 9, 10 ..........................29

All Through the Night ........................................35

Amazing Grace .................................................34

Aura Lee .......................................................32

Boil the Cabbage Down......................................12

Down in the Valley ............................................25

For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow ...............................15

Home on the Range ...........................................36, 37

Home, Sweet Home ...........................................22

Jingle Bells .....................................................14

Joy to the World................................................21

Joyful, Joyful (We Adore Thee) .............................26

Kum Ba Yah.....................................................16

Lonesome Valley .................................................31

Lullaby and Good Night (Brahms’ Lullaby)................................20

Mary Ann (Down by the Seashore).....................................24

Michael, Row the Boat Ashore ........................................17

Oh, Shenandoah .................................................28

Oh, When the Saints ..............................................13

On Top of Old Smokey .............................................19

Scarborough Fair .................................................30

Silent Night .....................................................33

Some Folks Do...................................................11

The Sloop John B .................................................27

Walking Boogie ..................................................38

About the Author .................................................39

 
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