Complete Classic Chicago Blues Harp (Book + Online Audio)
This book is meant to take an instrument and musical style and teach it to the people who made it so popular, the blues listening public. A comprehensive lesson and study book for the intermediate and advanced diatonic harmonica player. Classic Chicago Blues Harp presents techniques, progressive examples and accompanying twelve bar blues exercise and examples. Special attention is given to the accurate reading of blues rhythms and each notated tune is carefully marked with tablature indicating precisely whe ...more
Product Number:
95452M
Format:
Book + Online Audio
Skill Level:
Multiple Levels
Notation Type:
Standard Notation and Tab
Pages:
144
Binding:
Perfect Binding
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
0-7866-9082-8
ISBN13:
978-07866-9082-4
Series:
Complete
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
8/15/2015
This book is meant to take an instrument and musical style and teach it to the people who made it so popular, the blues listening public. A comprehensive lesson and study book for the intermediate and advanced diatonic harmonica player. Classic Chicago Blues Harp presents techniques, progressive examples and accompanying twelve bar blues exercise and examples. Special attention is given to the accurate reading of blues rhythms and each notated tune is carefully marked with tablature indicating precisely where to find individual notes. Each chapter concludes with a chapter review of what was taught in that section. This book is best suited to the intermediate player rather than the beginner, and will appeal strongly to those with a genuine desire to learn the Chicago blues harmonica style. The book is excellent for self-teaching, yet is comprehensive enough to be used in a private instruction format. Includes access to an online audio recording that insures accuracy of interpretation and ease in learning. Most of the exercises and examples are included on the audio with split-tracked back-up music. Each song is played once with harmonica and then without. A great all-around study book for blues harmonica players at any level. Includes access to online audio.
Up Front
Thoughts from the Author
Book Structure
A Means to an End
Harmonica Notation
Fast Track Lesson Plan
Getting Familiar with your Harmonica
Harmonica Construction & Pitch Set
Choosing A Harmonica
Holding Your Harmonica
The Embouchure
Harmonica Exercises
Getting Started with Notation
Why Do I Have to Read Notated Rhythms?
Standard Notation & Ariculation
Swing Eighths
Rhythmic Training
A Music Foundation for the Soloist
Playing in 1st Position
12 Bar Blues & Positions
2nd Position & Its Root Notes
12 Bar Blues Root Note Exercises
Straight Forward Blues
Lower End Cross Harp Scale
Hot Licks & Blues Bits 1
12 Bar Jam 1A, 1B, & 1C
New Techniques:
The Glissando & Phrasing
Turnarounds & V-IV-I Transitions
12 Bar Phrasing
Two Hole Shakes
The Blues Break & Song Endings
Hot Locks & BLues Bits 2
12 Bar Jam 2A & 2B
Bending Part 1
What is a Bend
The Major Scale On Your Harmonica
Natural Pitch  Set & Bending
Draw Bending
Extra Help & Common Bending Problems
Blow Benda
Straight Forward Blues
Upper Cross Harp Scale
Hot Licks & Blues Bits 3
12 Bar Jam 3A, 3B, 3C, & 3D
Triplet Exercises
Bending Part 2
New Technique: Bending For Expression
12 Bar Jam 4A, 4B, & 4C
New Technique: Stopping at the Bottom
Hot Licks & Blues Bits 5
12 Bar Jams 5A, 5B, & 5C
New Technique:
The Throat Vibrato
Starting at the Bottom
Bending Exercises
New Technique:
The Dip Bend
Classic Chicago Blues Songs
Out of Breath, By David Barrett
I'm Ready, By Willie Dixon
Baby Please Don't Go, by Mary Johnson
Technique for Bluesier Playing
What is 2nd Position: A Deeper Look
Blues Scales:
General Blues Scales
Cross Harp Blues Scales
Music Example "Blues Scale Strea"
Music Example "Steppin' Lightly"
Quarter-tone Bends
The Bent Vibrato
Tongue Blocking
Using Tongue Blocking to Create a Single Hole
The Tongue Slap
Hot Licks & Blues Bits 6
12 Bar Jam 6A, 6B
Octave Embouchure
Hot Licks & Blues Bits 7/ 12 Bar Jam 7A, 7B, & 7C
New Techniques:
The Flutter Tongue
Octave Substitutions
Hot Licks & Blues Bits 8
12 Bar Jam 8A, 8B
12 Bar Jam 8C, Octave Substiturions and Phrasing
Blow, Bends, & 1st Position
Upper & Lower Cross Harp Scale
Upper & Lower Cross Harp Scale Example
HIgh End Blow Bends
High End Blow Bends Mouth Diagram
1st Position Explained
1st Position Root Notes and 12 Bar Blues Progression
Hot Licks & Blues Bits 9/12 Bar Jam 9A
Hot Licks & Blues Bits 10/12 Bar Jam 10A
3rd Position & Other Extended Positions
Where Positions Got Their Name
Position Criteria
1st Position Soloing
2nd Position Soloing
3rd Position Soloing
Generalizing Positions
Soloing in 3rd Position
Draw Harp Blues Scale
3rd Position Chords & Root Notes
12 Bar Jam 11A, B, & C
Classic Chicago Blues Songs
I'm Ready, By Willie Dixon
Review Answers
 
Series: Complete
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