Basic Blues Harmonica Method Level 1 (Book + Online Audio)
Level 1, Complete Blues Harmonica Lesson Series
Basic Blues Harmonica Method is geared toward getting you playing blues harmonica as fast as possible. The songs and exercises have been designed to get you comfortable with moving around the instrument and allow you to take full advantage of the great sounding patterns available on your harmonica, without first having to learn advanced techniques such as bending. The basic techniques covered are single hole embouchure, tongue block embouchure and octaves. You'll be able to achieve that bluesy feel, without ...more
Product Number:
99103M
Format:
Book + Online Audio
Skill Level:
Beginning
Pages:
40
Binding:
Saddle Stitched
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
0-7866-8914-5
ISBN13:
978-07866-8914-9
Series:
Harmonica Masterclass Lesson
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
6/15/2015
Basic Blues Harmonica Method is geared toward getting you playing blues harmonica as fast as possible. The songs and exercises have been designed to get you comfortable with moving around the instrument and allow you to take full advantage of the great sounding patterns available on your harmonica, without first having to learn advanced techniques such as bending. The basic techniques covered are single hole embouchure, tongue block embouchure and octaves. You'll be able to achieve that bluesy feel, without bending notes, by learning how to play in 3rd position. You'll also learn single note patterns and rhythms that will help you develop your motor skills and tone. This book is packed with song examples that sound great, even at this beginning stage. Includes access to online audio containing eight jam tracks for you to play along with. These jam tracks use harmonica-friendly keys and a wide variety of tempos and grooves to fit whatever mood you're in. The instruction portion of this book/audio set teaches phrasing within the 12 bar structure.
A Word from the Author

Section 1 - Harmonica Notation
Harmonica Note Spread and Note identification on the Staff

Section 2 - Rhythm Training
Staff Identification and Note Duration Identification - Track 4

Section 3 - Holding the Harmonica
Acoustic Cup (Pictures A - F) - Track 5
Amplified Cup (Pictures G - H) and Amplifier and Microphone Choice

Section 4 - Embouchure - Track 7

Section 5 - Getting Started
Movement exercises - Track 6
Middle Octave C Major Scale - Track 7 and All Chords in a Major Key - Track 7
Entire C Major Scale - Track 8 and 1st Position Playing examples -Track 9

Section 6 - 2nd Position
12 Bar Blues - Track 10 and Harmonica Note Spread Including Bends
Cross Harp Scale - Track 11
12 Bar Jams (#1 - #4) - Track 12
Articulations (GA and TA) - Track 13
Articulation exercises - Track 14
12 Bar Jams (#5 - #7) - Tracks -(15 - 17)
Two Hole Shake - Track 18
Two Hole Shake examples - Track 18
The Dip Bend - Track 19
12 Bar Jams (#8 - #9) - Tracks (20 - 21)
High - end Playing - Track 22
12 Bar Jams (#10 - #17) - Tracks (23 - 27)

Section 7 - 3rd Position
Draw Harp Scale - Track 28
The Laughing Vibrato - Track 29
12 Bar Jams (#18 - #20) - Tracks (30 - 32)

Section 8 -Tongue Blocking
Pull - Track 33
12 Bar Jams (#21 - #23) - Tracks (34 - 37)
Single Hole Tongue Block and Tongue Slap - Track 38
Embouchure Switching - Track 39
12 Bar Jams (#24 - #25) - Track 39
The Pull (Tongue Block) - Track 40
12 Bar Jam #26 -Track 41
Four Hole Octaves - Track 42
12 Bar Jams (#27 - #28) - Tracks (43 - 44)
Articulation Within the Octave
12 Bar Jam #29 - Track 45
The Most Common Natural Scales and Note Spread Review - Track 46
Recommended Artists to Study - Track 47
12 Bar Jam #30 (A Harmonica, 2nd Position) - Track 48
 
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