Exploring 2nd Position, Level 2 (Book + Online Audio)
Complete Blues Harmonica Lesson Series
The "Exploring" series of books within the Harmonica Masterclass Lesson Series walks you through each of the most common played positions on the ten hole diatonic harmonica. This volume for 2nd position focuses on the basic principles of what makes 2nd Position work, scales that help maneuverability and speed within 2nd Position, deep study into blues phrasing, and interactive jamming with David Barrett and the David Barrett Blues Band. The book contains an extensive catalog of 2nd Position blues licks and ...more
Product Number:
99183M
Format:
Book + Online Audio
Skill Level:
Intermediate-Advanced
Notation Type:
Standard Notation and Tab
Pages:
32
Binding:
Saddle Stitched
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
0-7866-9109-3
ISBN13:
978-07866-9109-8
Series:
Harmonica Masterclass Lesson
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
8/15/2015
The "Exploring" series of books within the Harmonica Masterclass Lesson Series walks you through each of the most common played positions on the ten hole diatonic harmonica. This volume for 2nd position focuses on the basic principles of what makes 2nd Position work, scales that help maneuverability and speed within 2nd Position, deep study into blues phrasing, and interactive jamming with David Barrett and the David Barrett Blues Band. The book contains an extensive catalog of 2nd Position blues licks and phrases that use common soloing scales. This book also goes into great depth studying blues phrasing and will help you start your journey into creating great solos. Written in notation and harmonica tablature. Includes access to online audio.
A Word from the Author

Section 1 - Notation
Harmonica Tablature
Rhythm
Notation Specific to Harmonica (Ex. 1.1-1.8)

Section 2 - What Is Blues?
Construction of the Major Scale (Ex. 2.1)
Chord Construction (Ex. 2.2)
12 Bar Blues Progression (Ex. 2.3)
2nd Position Chord Chart
12 Bar & 8 Bar Blues Chart (Ex. 2.4 & 2.5)

Section 3 - Solo Construction Guidelines
The Approach
What 2nd Position is Known For
Technique & Phrasing
Notes Used for Soloing (Ex. 3.1-3.3)
Verse Forms
AAA Verse Form (Ex. 3.6)
AAB Verse Form (Ex. 3.7)
AAA or AAB Verse Form with Tails (Ex. 3.8)
AA1A2 Verse Form (Ex. 3.9)
A B/A C Verse Form (Ex. 3.10)
ABC Verse Form (Ex. 3.11)
Verse Form Study

Section 4 - Movement Exercises & Soloing, G Cross Harp Scale
2nd through 6th Hole Cross Harp Scale Exercises & Licks (Ex. 4.1-4.19)
1st through 2nd Hole Cross Harp Scale Exercise & Licks (Ex. 4.20-4.24)
6th through 10th Hole Cross Harp Scale Exercises & Licks (Ex. 4.25-4.35)

Section 5 - Movement Exercises & Soloing, G Blues Scale
2nd through 6th Hole Blues Scale Exercises & Licks (Ex. 5.1-5.18)
1st through 2nd Hole Blues Scale Exercise & Licks (Ex. 5.19-5.27)
Entire G Blues Scale with High-End Alterations - Exercises & Licks (Ex. 5.28-5.41)

Section 6 - Scale Options when Soloing
Major Scale Soloing (Ex. 6.1-6.2)
Mixolydian Scale Soloing (Ex. 6.3-6.4)
Minor Scale Soloing (Ex. 6.5-6.6)

Section 7 - Study Exercises
 
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