(Book). Instant Harmonica is the book that makes learning harmonica fun and easy. In no time at all, students will be blowing a variety of tunes on their harp. The book includes a combination of tablature and EZ-Play notation and over thirty all-time great country and folk songs. Works with any ten-hole harmonica.
Filled with ideas for how to liven up your life, How to Play the Harmonica is the perfect companion for keeping you happy. Lost your dog? Call him home with a shrill whistle on your harmonica. Bored at work? Impress your colleagues with your witty banter and new thoughts on life. Tired of cooking? Throw in the apron and head out for Chinese . . . in Beijing. With the harmonica as his guide, Sam Barry leads the way to higher sense of self and fun.
As a former minister, reporter, activist, bohemian, writer and artist, Sam Barry knows a great many things about life-and playing the harmonica. Barry currently works as a marketing and promotions manager at HarperOne and plays the harmonica in The Rock Bottom Remainders with his brother Dave. He and his partner, Kathi Kamen Goldmark, live in San Francisco.
Witty ways for putting some fun back into your funny bone!
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.
Upon completion of this book/onine audio set, you will understand the principle and techniques utilized in the creation of phrases and how to incorporate these concepts into your own harmonica performance. The companion online audio download contains jam tracks for incorporating new licks and ideas. Notation and harmonica tablature.
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.
Blues Harmonica Jam Tracks and Soloing by David Barrett covers a variety of subjects including heads, hooks, bridges, unison playing, harmony playing, instrumental song construction and comping. The jam tracks present songs just as they would be performed live or on a recording. Guest artists on the jam tracks include Gary Smith, R.J. Mischo, Gary Primich, Andy Just, Tom Ball, Joe Filisko, Mitch Kashmar and Mark Hummel. Along with the jam tracks, the recording also contains samples of all notated examples. This book comes with online audio. â¢ Covers a variety of subjects including heads, hooks, comping, and more â¢ Jam tracks present songs as they would be live â¢ Full of guest artists: Gary Smith, Andy Just, Mitch Kashmar, Mark Hummel
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 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.
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.
This book and online audio recording has instruction for: the brand new chromatic player; the experienced chromatic player who wants to learn blues; and for the diatonic blues harmonica player wanting to apply their skills to the chromatic. This book teaches the scales, phrasing, licks, articulation and same fantastic lines that all of the current and past blues chromatic greats have to offer. The recording includes detailed technique examples, songs, and full-band background tracks to play along with.