Exploring 3rd 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 commonly played positions on the ten hole diatonic harmonica. This book and recording for 3rd position focuses on the basic principles of what makes 3rd Position work, scales that help maneuverability and speed within 3rd Position, and interactive jamming with David Barrett and the David Barrett Blues Band. This volume contains the most extensive catalog of 3rd Position blues licks and phrases e ...more
Product Number:
99184M
Format:
Book + Online Audio
Skill Level:
Intermediate-Advanced
Notation Type:
Tab
Pages:
40
Binding:
Saddle Stitched
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
0-7866-9456-4
ISBN13:
978-07866-9456-3
Series:
Harmonica Masterclass Lesson
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
3/9/2016
The "Exploring" series of books within the Harmonica Masterclass Lesson Series walks you through each of the most commonly played positions on the ten hole diatonic harmonica. This book and recording for 3rd position focuses on the basic principles of what makes 3rd Position work, scales that help maneuverability and speed within 3rd Position, and interactive jamming with David Barrett and the David Barrett Blues Band. This volume contains the most extensive catalog of 3rd Position blues licks and phrases ever written. You will not only learn the common minor form of soloing in 3rd Position, but the less well-known major soloing like that of the great George "Harmonica" Smith. If you are looking to dig deep into the usage of advanced tongue blocking techniques, this will also be a great study for you; many of the songs in this set use tongue blocking and as a focal point. If you are also looking to get into blues chromatic playing, this book is a great primer. Playing blues chromatic is identical in movement, technique, and breath patterns to 3rd Position playing on the diatonic. Written in notation and harmonica tablature. Includes access to online audio.

Section 1 - Notation
Harmonica Tablature
Rhythm
Notation Specific to Harmonica

Section 2 - What Is the Blues?
Construction of the Major Scale
Chord Construction
12 Bar Blues Progression
3rd Position Chord Chart

Section 3 - Solo Construction Guidelines
The Approach
What 3rd Position Is Known For
Technique & Phrasing
Notes Used for Soloing
Verse Forms
AAA Verse Form
AAB Verse Form
AAA or AAB Verse Form with Tails
AA1A2 Verse Form
A B/A C Verse Form
ABC Verse Form
Verse Form Study

Section 4 - Movement Exercises & Soloing, D Draw Harp Scale
4th through 8th Hole Draw Harp Scale Exercises & Licks
8th through 10th Hole Draw Harp Scale Exercises & Licks
Dorian Scale (Playing the Diatonic Harmonica Like a Chromatic Harmonica
Tongue Block Review: Pulls & Pull-Slaps
Song Example: Playing the Diatonic Harmonica Like a Chromatic Harmonica
Song Example: Same as Above, but Easy Play Version

Section 5 - Movement Exercises & Soloing, D Blues Scale
4th through 8th Hole Blues Scale Exercise & Licks
1st through 4th Hole Blues Scale Exercise & Licks
Phrasing Elements Found Within the 12 Bar Blues Progression
Position Substitution 

Section 6 - Study Exercises

 
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