Blues Harmonica For Dummies

Author: Winslow Yerxa
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118282496
Release Date: 2012-07-20
Genre: Music

The fun and easy way to play blues on the harmonica Blues harmonica is the most popular and influential style of harmonica playing, and it forms the basis for playing harmonica in other styles such as rock and country. Blues Harmonica for Dummies gives you a wealth of content devoted to the blues approach—specific techniques and applications, including bending and making your notes sound richer and fuller with tongue-blocked enhancements; use of amplification to develop a blues sound; blues licks and riffs; constructing a blues harmonica solo; accompanying singers; historical development of blues styles; and important blues players and recordings. The accompanying audio CD features all the musical examples from the book, plus play-along exercises and songs that let you hear the sound you're striving for. In-depth coverage of major blues harmonica techniques Blues song forms, improvisation, and accompanying singers Information on blues history and personalities If you're intrigued by the idea of understanding and mastering the compelling (yet mysterious) art of playing blues on the harmonica, Blues Harmonica For Dummies has you covered. CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase

Harmonica For Dummies

Author: Winslow Yerxa
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118880791
Release Date: 2014-10-20
Genre: Music

Master the harmonica fast with this fun, easy guide Everybody loves the sound of a harmonica, and the thought of learning to play one is even more appealing. The instrument's portability, versatility, and affordability make it a great choice for those interested in learning how to produce the unmistakable, signature sound found in many styles of American music. With Harmonica For Dummies, you can learn to master the harmonica faster than you ever thought possible, even if you have little to no playing experience. This easy-to-use resource is filled with tips, tools, and instructions that will have you playing in no time. In Harmonica For Dummies, you'll find an accessible format designed to help you access new techniques, songs, and styles of playing. Accompanying digital content and interactive tools will help you learn the nuances of playing harmonica and give you the know-how to use this versatile instrument to its fullest potential. Provides you with a high-quality, comprehensive instructional manual Instructs you with detailed instructions and tips to help you learn to play quickly Written in a clear, easy-to-understand format complete with accompanying audio/video content Helps you improve your playing and embrace the many musical styles that have made the harmonica an iconic instrument The harmonica is a very accessible instrument, but only those with the right instruction and direction will be able to experience the joy of using it for accompaniment and solos. Let Harmonica For Dummies guide you through the learning process and make you a harmonica expert in a flash!

First Lessons Blues Harmonica

Author: DAVID BARRETT
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 9781610651301
Release Date: 2015-10-19
Genre: Music

An exciting beginning blues harmonica course! the ideas presented are solidly in the blues tradition with great sounding bluesy licks to play, even at the beginning level! Topics include Phrasing Concepts (how small pieces of music, called licks, are organized to create a pleasing solo), 12 Bar Blues Theory, Vibrato, Shakes, and Tongue Blocking. the recording includes all of the harmonica parts notated in the book with accompaniment. This book and its recording use a C major diatonic harmonica.•

Blues Harmonica for Beginners

Author: Rob Fletcher
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 0882849263
Release Date: 1998-07-01
Genre: Music

The For Beginners series is dedicated to the beginning student that wants to dive right into the style of music they love. Every book is written in a step-by-step manner that allows the student to advance at their own pace. Tablature, photos, diagrams and drawings make new concepts or techniques easy to understand. Written by outstanding performers and educators in each field, this is the beginner's chance to study with the best. Blues Harmonica for Beginners teaches everything you need to know to start playing the blues. Starting with the basics, like how to hold the instrument correctly and breathe properly, this book will guide you all the way to playing authentic blues licks. Lessons include tongue blocking, single-note playing, the pucker method, note bending, vibrato, vocal effects, the warble and more!

Basic Blues Harmonica Method Level 1

Author: DAVID BARRETT
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 9781619115224
Release Date: 2015-08-20
Genre: Music

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 fulladvantage 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. The online audio download that accompanies the book contains eight jam tracks for you to play along with. These jam tracks use harmonica-friendly keys and a widevariety 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. Includes access to online audio

Country and Blues Harmonica for the Musically Hopeless

Author: Jon Gindick
Publisher:
ISBN: 0932592082
Release Date: 1984-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

In a little more than six years, this how-to-classic has sold over 500,000 copies and remains a beacon of hope for all piano-lesson drop-outs and church choir rejects. Book and one cassette.

100 Authentic Blues Harmonica Licks

Author: Steve Cohen
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781480385924
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Genre: Music

(Harmonica). If you're just getting started or a veteran looking to add more licks to your arsenal, this book with audio is for you. From basic 12-bar blues backing riffs to mojo-packed solo licks, Steve Cohen shares 100 time-tested licks to help you get the most out of your 10-hole diatonic harp. All examples are played on a C harp and are written in standard notation and harmonica tab. The audio includes demonstration tracks for all of the licks many with play-along tracks. Includes: cross harp and straight harp licks; boogie-woogie licks; stop-time licks; ascending & descending licks; funk licks; shuffle licks; horn-adapted licks; glissandro licks; octave licks; warble licks; over-blowing chromatic licks; turn-arounds and endings. Also include many riffs in the styles of Sonny Boy Williamson II, Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Reed, James Cotton, and more!

Beyond the Crossroads

Author: Adam Gussow
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 9781469633671
Release Date: 2017-09-05
Genre: Music

The devil is the most charismatic and important figure in the blues tradition. He's not just the music's namesake ("the devil's music"), but a shadowy presence who haunts an imagined Mississippi crossroads where, it is claimed, Delta bluesman Robert Johnson traded away his soul in exchange for extraordinary prowess on the guitar. Yet, as scholar and musician Adam Gussow argues, there is much more to the story of the devil and the blues than these cliched understandings. In this groundbreaking study, Gussow takes the full measure of the devil's presence. Working from original transcriptions of more than 125 recordings released during the past ninety years, Gussow explores the varied uses to which black southern blues people have put this trouble-sowing, love-wrecking, but also empowering figure. The book culminates with a bold reinterpretation of Johnson's music and a provocative investigation of the way in which the citizens of Clarksdale, Mississippi, managed to rebrand a commercial hub as "the crossroads" in 1999, claiming Johnson and the devil as their own.

Improvising Blues Harmonica

Author: DAVID BARRETT
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 9781610652766
Release Date: 2010-12-29
Genre: Music

Improvising Blues Harmonica, by authors David Barrett and John Garcia, is a groundbreaking method explaining the mysterious world of improvising. This book and recording cover: chorus forms; what licks, riffs, melodies and phrases are made of; scale and chord theory; concepts for soloing (focus notes); phrase shaping; accompaniment playing; hooks, heads and bridges; elements that add unity to an instrumental; instrumental song analysis; learning solos note for note and retaining licks. Concepts in this material have been proven over a decade of private lessons and workshops held around the world. If you are looking to go the next step in your soloing skills, this material will take you there. for intermediate and advanced blues harmonica players. Recording uses "C" and "A" major diatonic harmonicas. Examples presented in the book are played by the authors. Full-length study songs are also included. 80 pages in length with one CD recording.

First 50 Songs You Should Play on Harmonica

Author: Hal Leonard Corp.
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781495060304
Release Date: 2016-01-01
Genre: Music

(Harmonica). 50 top pop songs every harmonica player should know, including: All My Loving * Blowin' in the Wind * Bye Bye Love * Happy Birthday to You * Isn't She Lovely * Leaving on a Jet Plane * Let It Be * Moon River * My Girl * Puff the Magic Dragon * Ring of Fire * Stand by Me * Sweet Caroline * Take Me Home, Country Roads * This Land Is Your Land * What a Wonderful World * When the Saints Go Marching In * With a Little Help from My Friends * Your Cheatin' Heart * and many more.

Rock n blues harmonica

Author: Jon Gindick
Publisher: Music Sales Corp
ISBN: PSU:000058718353
Release Date: 1996-07
Genre: Music

From raw beginners to struggling intermediates, this highly informative love song to jamming and the blues helps the reader learn the basics of music theory and the I-IV-V chord progression from Adam and Eve in "The Night Music Was Discovered".

Building Harmonica Technique

Author: DAVID BARRETT
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 9781610655057
Release Date: 2011-02-09
Genre: Music

Offering a comprehensive study of harmonica techniques and blues soloing concepts, this book contains studies and etudes on bending notes (draw and blow), throat vibrato, two-hole shakes, tongue blocking, acoustic and amplified playing, music theory, blues scales, octave substitutions, playing positions, and position substitutes. Intended for the intermediate to advanced diatonic harmonica player, this book provides extensive instruction on lead and accompaniment playing styles. the companion CD includes musical example and play-along songs. Each exercise is played and every full length song is fully accompanied by a blues band. Each large example is played once with harmonica and again with accompaniment only. This book can be used with both diatonic and chromatic harmonica, but us more recommended for the diatonic player.

Blues Harmonica

Author: Tom Ball
Publisher: Centerstream Pub
ISBN: 0931759722
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Music

Shows how to play the harmonica to blues songs, with an illustrated book to show proper technique.

Get Chugging How to Play Rhythm Harmonica

Author: BEN HEWLETT
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 9781610652476
Release Date: 2016-01-13
Genre: Music

This book/CD set aims to teach you the basics - rhythm and breathing; tunes will come later. This revolutionary approach has helped thousands of new harmonica players; now it's YOUR turn! Chugging is all about sound textures - rich train sounds, gruff blues and spiraling country dance beats. the whole method is aural - just put on the CD and follow the instructions - the book expands the music and puts it on paper for you.