(Play Today Instructional Series). Learn at your own pace and open the door to the world of harmonica music with this beginner's book/CD/DVD instruction pack! Play Today! is the ULTIMATE self-teaching method, designed to offer quality instruction and terrific songs. All you have to do is follow along with the tips, lessons and music provided as you listen to the CD or watch the DVD. The CD includes 57 professional quality full-demo tracks. The DVD features on-screen harmonica tablature so you can play all the music examples. This complete guide to the basics covers: songs, chords and melodies * cross harp, bending and fun tricks * playing tips and techniques * harmonica tablature. For use with a standard, 10-hole diatonic harmonica in the key of C major.
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 full advantage 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 wide variety 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.
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 online recording for 3rd position focus 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.
Finally! There is a definitive reference guide available for harmonicas in each and every key. This ground breaking series unlocks the musical power of the 10-hole major diatonic harmonica. One key at a time, each is designed to present detailed musical information for beginners, intermediate and advanced players who are either music readers or non-reading players. Learn the notes, intervals, bends, overbends, dyads, chords, arpeggios, modes and scales that are specific to each harmonica key. There is also a special section in each book showing other types of diatonic harmonicas and the variations unique to them like - extreme bending, low-tuned, octave and tremolo-tuned models and more. Have you ever wondered which harmonica is the best one to use when you're ready to play a tune? Have you ever sat with a lap full of harmonicas desperately trying one after another, searching for the key that has all of the right notes? The Complete 10-hole Diatonic Harmonica Series is the definitive music reference guide that resolves those dilemmas and more. The C Harmonica Book is packed with information about chords, arpeggios, modes, positions, scales, bends, overbends and basic music theory unique to the 10-hole C major diatonic harp. Learn how to effectively play blues scales in seven different keys. It's simple. If you have a C harmonica you should own the C Harmonica Book.
Classic Chicago Blues Harp #2 follows #1 and is a progressive lesson book that walks you step-by-step from the intermediate stages of playing the harmonica to the very advanced. This lesson book is the main backbone to the Harmonica Masterclass Lesson Series. Classic Chicago Blues Harp takes the major techniques used by professional artists and teaches it to you. Each chapter finishes in a chapter review test to help you in understanding the main points covered in each chapter. The D major diatonic harmonica is primarily used in this book, the other keys are A and C. This book comes with an online audio recording.
The Ultimate Guide For Beginners - Teach Yourself How to Play Harmonica and Amaze Your Friends with Easy Harmonica Lessons!
You are definitely a music lover. The melodious sound you hear after the day of hectic schedule releases all the stress you have been carrying, does not it? Music provides a kind of happiness which seldom anything else does provide; it takes you away from stress and releases the pressure. It has been scientifically proven that music helps your heart and mind heal. Vocal or instrumental, any kind of music provides harmony, so in this book you are going to learn how you play this beautiful instrument- harmonica. The simple steps and knowledge about this particular instrument, and lots of practice, of course, will make you the master of this art. As you know there are plenty of instruments you can become the master of, but do not forget the magical music harmonica creates. It is simply blissful when the beautiful lyrics are sung in a melodious voice and the harmonica plays along. No instrument can match the magic which gets created for few minutes. Every human experiences a kind of emotional and spiritual uplifting.
This book covers the most common scales and modes used on the entire Lee Oskar Harmonica System. There are extensive exercises that help develop your agility and speed on the instrument. This book includes an extended play online audio recording.
From the author of Mel Bayâs best selling intermediate-advanced blues harmonica lesson books comes the Harmonica MasterclassÂ® Complete Blues Harmonica Lesson Series. Whether youâre a beginning harmonica player or a seasoned pro, this series will meet your needs. Included in this series are: comprehensive lesson books accompanied by a audio recording of the techniques, exercises, and songs in the book; videos covering physical technique and theory for the harmonica; jam track recordings performed by the David Barrett Blues Band for you to play along with, accompanied by a lesson book that teaches soloing concepts; and scale books that develop speed, agility, and understanding of musical lines. Many techniques and concepts are taught in this series that have never been covered before in any other book or recording on the market.
The online audio recording that accompanies the book 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 and online recording set, you'll study phrasing and learn how to build solos and instrumental songs as the 12 bar blues structure repeats during a song.
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. This book comes with an online audio download.