Classic Chicago Blues Harp #1 is the second level lesson book in the Harmonica Masterclass Lesson Series. This book starts with more songs, exercises, and rhythm training, then leads you through a variety of bending techniques. You'll also learn many other more advanced techniques used by professional players, such as shakes, glissandos, breaks, and the different types of throat vibrato. This book will help you learn to use all of these techniques within a musical context. At the end of each chapter, you'll find review questions to help you make sure that you understood the main points covered. The D harmonica is used for most of the material in this book, but harmonicas in keys of A and C are also used. This book comes with access to an online audio recording.
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. Covers a variety of subjects including heads, hooks, comping, and more Jam tracks present songs as they would be live Full of guest artists: Gary Smith, Andy Just, Mitch Kashmar, Mark Hummel
First Lessons Harmonica is an exciting set-by-step instruction course for the ten hole diatonic harmonica. Subjects covered are: reading music notation; rhythm training; train patterns; folk tunes; blues; bending; vibrato; tongue blocking single notes and octaves; and instruction on all three common harmonica positions (1st, 2nd and 3rd). Book is accompanied by CD recording and DVD of all examples played by author David Barrett along with background music.
Beginner chromatic harmonica players will enjoy this selection of 50 famous songs written in solfege and tablature notation. The book contains also over 70 audio examples, chords for guitar/piano, lyrics and various essential scales for chromatic harmonica. Including: A-Tisket A-Tasket * After You've Gone * Alouette * Amazing Grace * Alphabet Song * Are You From Dixie? * Blue Danube * Blues Comes Down the Seine * Blues for Toots * Camptown Races * Clementine * Dear Old Stockholm * For Elise * For He's a Good Fello * Frere Jacques * Greensleeves * Gymnopedie n1 * Gymnopedie n2 * Habanera* Happy Birthday Song * Hark! The Herald Angels Sing * House of The Rising Sun * Hudson Blues * I Have Been Working on the Railroad * Key to The Highway * La Valse d'Amy * L.E.S Blues * Michael Row the Boat Ashore * Mary Had a Little Lamb * Ode to Joy * Oh! Suzanna * Peg of My Heart * Red River Valley * Rock-a-Bye Baby * Sarabande * Sheâll Be Coming âRound the Mountain * Shortnin'Bread * St Louis Blues * The Entertainer* They Can't Take That Away From Me * Twinkle Twinkle * The Comedian * The Marineâs Hymn* This Old Man * Tom Dooley * Wah Wah Blues * Wall Street Blues * Wedding March * We Wish You a Merry Christmas *Wienglied* When The Saints Go Marching In * Worried Man Blues An audio recording of a professional soloist playing all the songs is included (download link at the end of the book).
(Harmonica). If you're just getting started or a veteran looking to add more licks to your arsenal, this book with online 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 contains 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! The audio is accessed online using the unique code inside each book and can be streamed or downloaded. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.
(Instructional). This terrific method book with online audio examples specific to the diatonic harmonica covers all six positions! It contains more than 20 songs and musical examples that take beginners from the basics on through to the most advanced techniques available for the contemporary harmonica player. Each section contains appropriate songs and exercises (demonstrated on the audio tracks) that enable the player to quickly learn the various concepts presented. Every aspect of this versatile musical instrument is explored and explained in easy-to-understand detail with illustrations. Includes information on: posture, breathing, hand positions, music reading, vibrato, playing amplified harmonica with a mic, note-bending, modes and more! Musical styles covered include traditional, blues, country and folk, with convenient cross-references to other Hal Leonard harmonica publications.
Specifically designed for students who wish to play Blues Harmonica, either in a group or for fun. The emphasis is on making music immediately. Includes note bending, train whistle and rhythm sounds, vibrato and improvisation.
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 and DVD includes all of the harmonica parts notated in the book with accompaniment. This book and its recording/DVD use a C major diatonic harmonica.
Learn to Play Harmonica is suitable for all ages. All examples are written in easy to read harmonica notation so there is no previous musical knowledge or experience necessary. This is a CD size package; including a booklet and CD.