Blues Harmonica Jam Tracks & Soloing Concepts #2 (Book + Online Audio)
Level 2, Complete Blues Harmonica Lesson Series
99110M
The companion audio contains nine new jam tracks. These songs range from slow to very fast, and they demonstrate common deviations from the standard 12 bar blues, including one in a minor key. In the instructional portion of this book/audio set, you'll study phrasing and learn how to build solos and instrumental songs as the 12 bar blues structure repeats during a song. Includes access to online audio.
Product Number:
99110M
Format:
Book + Online Audio
Skill Level:
Beginning-Intermediate
Pages:
32
Binding:
Saddle Stitched
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
0-7866-8955-2
ISBN13:
978-07866-8955-2
Series:
Harmonica Masterclass Lesson
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
7/1/2015
The companion audio contains nine new jam tracks. These songs range from slow to very fast, and they demonstrate common deviations from the standard 12 bar blues, including one in a minor key. In the instructional portion of this book/audio set, you'll study phrasing and learn how to build solos and instrumental songs as the 12 bar blues structure repeats during a song. Includes access to online audio.
Blues Harmonica Jam Tracks & Soloing Concepts #2

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

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

Harmonica Tablature........................................................................................................................... 3

Rhythm................................................................................................................................................ 4

Notation Specific to Harmonica........................................................................................................... 4

Section 2 - What is Blues?......................................................................................................................... 6

Construction of the Major Scale............................................................................................................ 6

Chord Construction............................................................................................................................. 6

12 Bar Blues Example........................................................................................................................... 6

Section 3 - Form Elements........................................................................................................................ 7

Opening Licks...................................................................................................................................... 7

Opening Licks...................................................................................................................................... 8

Breaks................................................................................................................................................. 9

Endings............................................................................................................................................... 10

Section 4 - Phrasing Level 2...................................................................................................................... 11

Organizing  a  Solo  ..................................................................•................................................................................................ 11

Contrast   Example  ..........................................................;......................................................................................................... 12

24 Measure Solo.................................................................................................................................. 12

Organizing a Song: Head Example......................................................................................................... 13

Opening Example................................................................................................................................ 14

Soloing Blocks..................................................................................................................................... 14

1st Through 3ro Hole Soloing Block & Chord Tones................................................................................. 15

Chord Tone Soloing Example & Techniques Available.............................................................................. 16

Example Song Using 1st Through 3ro Hole Soloing Block........................................................................ 17

1st Through 4t11 Hole Soloing Block: Octave Example........................................................................... 20

Section 5 - Soloing Themes...................................................................................................................... 21

Soloing Theme Example: Big Boy's Jam................................................................................................. 22

Section 6 - Study Exercises...................................................................................................................... 26

Section 7 - Blues Harmonica Jam Tracks................................................................................................... 27

12 Bar Jam #1 - Key of F Major (Bb Harmonica) Medium-fast shuffle..................................................... 27

12 Bar Jam #2 - Key of A Major (D Harmonica) Medium-fast shuffle .................,................................................... 28

12 Bar Jam #3 - Key of A Major (D Harmonica) Slow blues.................................................................... 28

12 Bar Jam #4 - Key of F Minor (Bb, Eb, & FNM Harmonica) 16 Bar minor............................................. 29

12 Bar Jam #5 - Key of Bb Major {Eb Harmonica) Fast blues with walking bass....................................... 29

12 Bar Jam #6 - Key of D Major (G Harmonica) Medium shuffle with slide guitar..................................... 30

12 Bar Jam #7 - Key of G Major (C Harmonica) Medium shuffle with breaks.......................................... 30

12 Bar Jam #8 - Key of A Minor (ANM & G Harmonica) Medium-slow minor blues.................................. 31

12 Bar Jam #9 - Key of G Major (C Harmonica) Fast shuffle with syncopation......................................... 32

 
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