Scales, Patterns & Bending Exercises #1 (Book + Online Audio)
Level 2, Complete Blues Harmonica Lesson Series
Learn the most common scales and modes used on the major diatonic harmonica. The intention behind these extensive exercises is to develop agility and speed on the instrument. Single-note patterns are introduced without bends. After mastering these exercises the lesson then progresses to patterns with bends. If you want to optimize your performance on the harmonica, this is a must-have addition to your library! Written in standard notation with harmonica tablature. Includes access to online audio.
Product Number:
99109M
Format:
Book + Online Audio
Skill Level:
Beginning-Intermediate
Notation Type:
Standard Notation and Tab
Pages:
24
Binding:
Saddle Stitched
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
078669100X
ISBN13:
978-07866-9100-5
Series:
Harmonica Masterclass Lesson
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
8/15/2015
Learn the most common scales and modes used on the major diatonic harmonica. The intention behind these extensive exercises is to develop agility and speed on the instrument. Single-note patterns are introduced without bends. After mastering these exercises the lesson then progresses to patterns with bends. If you want to optimize your performance on the harmonica, this is a must-have addition to your library! Written in standard notation with harmonica tablature. Includes access to online audio.
Scales, Patterns & Bending Exercises #1

A Word from the Author.......................................................................................................................... 3

Section 1 - Notation................................................................................................................................ 3

Harmonica Notation & Bend Chart.................................................................................................... 3

Section 2 - Diatonic Modes.................................................................................................................... 4

Construction of the Major Scale (Ex. 2.1).......................................................................................... 4

The Seven Modes: Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian, & Locrian (Ex.2.2-2.8) ...4 When the Saints  Go Marching  In (Ex. 2.9)..................................................................................................... 5

Sakura (Ex. 2.10).............................................................................................................................. 5

Section 3 - Agility Exercises.................................................................................................................... 6

Major Scale (Ex. 3.1)........................................................................................................................ 6

C Major Scale to G (Ex. 3.2)............................................................................................................. 6

G Mixolydian Scale (Ex. 3.3)............................................................................................................. 6

D Dorian Scale (Ex. 3.4)................................................................................................................... 6

C Major Four Pattern (Ex. 3.5).......................................................................................................... 6

G Mixolydian Triplet Pattern (Ex. 3.6)................................................................................................ 7

G Mixolydian One Step Back (Ex. 3.7).............................................................................................. 7

G Mixolydian Swing Up (Ex. 3.8)....................................................................................................... 8

Double Tonguing Exercises (Ex. 3.9-3.10)....................................................................................... 8

Section 4 - Bending Exercises............................................................................................................... 8

C Chromatic Scale (Ex. 4. 1)............................................................................................................. 8

1st through 6th Hole (Ex. 4.2-4.11)................................................................................................... 9

8th through 10th Hole (Ex. 4.12-4.17)............................................................................................... 10

Section 5 - Full Modes & Scales............................................................................................................. 11

Circle of Fifths.................................................................................................................................. 11

Major Scale (Ionian).......................................................................................................................... 12

Dorian Scale..................................................................................................................................... 13

Phrygian Scale.................................................................................................................................. 14

Lydian Scale..................................................................................................................................... 15

Mixolydian Scale............................................................................................................................... 16

Natural & Harmonic Minor Scale........................................................................................................ 17

Major Pentatonic Scale ................,................................................................................................... 18

Minor Pentatonic Scale..................................................................................................................... 19

Blues Scale...................................................................................................................................... 20

Whole-Tone & Chromatic Scale........................................................................................................ 21

Section 6 - Agility Exercises with Bends.................................................................................................. 22

G Combination Blues Scale (Ex. 6.1)................................................................................................ 22

C Combination Blues Scale (Ex. 6.2)................................................................................................ 22

D Combination Blues Scale (Ex. 6.3)................................................................................................ 22

C Chromatic Four Pattern (Ex. 6.4).................................................................................................. 23

G Chromatic Triplet Pattern (Ex. 6.5)................................................................................................ 23

Lick Based Bending Exercises (Ex. 6.6-6.9)...................................................................................... 23

 
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