(Harmonica). There is a vast amount of knowledge throughout the world about how to make the harmonica sound better and play better, but little of it is written down. This fully illustrated book solves the problem. It contains sections on: how to buy a harmonica, common problems, advice about tools and techniques for using them, the basic parts of the chromatic harmonica, solutions to improve sound and functionality, experimenting on old harmonicas, tuning, and much more. For chromatic players, but diatonic players will learn just as much.
A handy chart showing in considerable detail procedures for pinpointing and fixing common harmonica problems. An ideal publication for keeping your harmonica working properly and sounding clean and clear! Includes maintenance, repair, cleaning tips, reed alignment, reed adjustment, reed action and response, tuning, reed enhancement, wind saver care, and valve placement.
This practical book explains all the basics of good harmonica playing for both chromatic and diatonic harmonicas. Step-by-step instruction is combined with practice songs and reference information on blues and rock harmonica to give you a well-balanced knowledge of the harmonica. In addition to learning to hold the harmonica and how to read music, information is included on the 12-bar blues, "straight harp," and "cross harp."
(Music Sales America). The complete music instruction package. Read the easy-to-understand instruction book and watch as an expert teacher demonstrates songs and techniques on the DVD. Includes plenty of tunes to get you started. Authored for Zone 0.
(Play Today Instructional Series). This beginning kit contains everything you need to get started playing one of the most portable instruments the harmonica! A high-quality Hohner Bluesband harmonica is included, along with the Play Harmonica Today! method book/CD pack. The professional-quality CD features 57 full-demo tracks to help you listen and learn. The Play Harmonica Today! DVD features Lil' Rev, a renowned folk musician who is also the author of the method book.
Learn to play the harmonica and open up a brand new world of musical knowledge with this exciting method from Alfred. Beginners of all ages can start their journey to a lifetime of musical enjoyment. Beginning with the fundamentals, you will learn about various harmonica types, how to care for and groom your very own harmonica, how to hold and break it in and getting acquainted with harmonica notation. You will then move right along to playing different notes, chords, and songs, lesson by lesson. You will learn advanced techniques such as bending notes, cross harp, and improvisation, which will assist you in coloring your musical creations with your own unique style. Upon completion of this book you will be able to play the harmonica in all styles, perform with a band, understand the basics of improvising, and know how to read music.
The book features the following resources for reference during and after your lessons: * Licks in the style of your favorite performers * Complete harmonica note chart * Blues progressions in various keys
This book is for diatonic and chromatic harmonicas and teaches you how to play through an easy-to-understand, step-by-step system.
Be your own teacher, and let Alfred be your resource every step of the way.
The blanket term 'rock' is used to describe a musical genre that covers over six decades of musical diversity. The question for this book is, "What does rock mean to harmonica players?" This book is for harmonica players who have a basic grasp of the instrument and are looking to study the rock style in greater detail. You'll learn greater control of bends; speed licks; high-end licks; how to play bluesy notes and textures; how to play and construct hooks; how to deal with and play over the common chord progressions used in rock; and, music theory relative to playing rock harmonica. Concepts are presented through original tunes as well as staples of rock harmonica repertoire such as Magic Dick's "Whammer Jammer!" An extended length online audio recording is available.
(Reference). Veteran musician and educator Mick Goodrick presents practical information for guitarists who want to improve their playing technique and style and simply become better musicians. Rather than a step-by-step method book, the information is presented in a general essay format, discussing ways that the various techniques covered may be applied by the advancing guitarist to enhance his/her own style of playing, some of the areas discussed include: basic fingerboard mechanics * modes, scales and chords * contemporary harmony * harmonica and overtone influences * being self-critical * improvising short pieces * different playing situations.
The harmonica is one of the most traditional musical instruments in America. Millions are sold each year, but there are few high quality, comprehensive instructional manuals for new harmonica players. This bestselling book has been completely updated, with dozens of new songs and a professionally mastered audio CD. â¢ Over 100 songs, both traditional and original to this book â¢ Detailed instructions on playing, including photos to illustrate positions and techniques â¢ Buying tips and interesting historical facts about famous players â¢ Authors are professional musicians â¢ The most comprehensive music lists featuring nearly every style of playing and category of song â¢ Over 80 riffs and songs performed on the special audio CD â¢ Comprehensive resource guides
(Guitar). Paul Butterfield Teaches Blues Harmonica is part of the Listen and Learn series from Homespun. Paul explains some of his playing techniques that made him famous such as note-bending, tongue-blocking, and tremolo. Includes online access to audio for download or streaming, using the unique code inside this book. Now including PLAYBACK+, a multifunctional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right available exclusively from Hal Leonard.