Harmonica For Dummies

Harmonica For Dummies Author Winslow Yerxa
ISBN-10 9781118880791
Year 2014-10-20
Pages 408
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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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!

Blues Harmonica For Dummies

Blues Harmonica For Dummies Author Winslow Yerxa
ISBN-10 9781118282496
Year 2012-07-20
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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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

First Lessons Blues Harmonica

First Lessons Blues Harmonica Author DAVID BARRETT
ISBN-10 9781610651301
Year 2015-10-19
Pages 28
Language en
Publisher Mel Bay Publications
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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.•

Chicago Blues Songbook

Chicago Blues  Songbook Author Hal Leonard Corp.
ISBN-10 9781480345898
Year 2012-01-01
Pages 56
Language en
Publisher Hal Leonard Corporation
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(Harmonica Play-Along). The Harmonica Play-Along Series will help you play your favorite songs quickly and easily. Just follow the notation, listen to the audio to hear how the harmonica should sound, and then play along using the separate backing tracks. The melody and lyrics are also included in case you want to sing, or to simply help you follow along. Volume 9 includes: Got My Mo Jo Working * Hard Hearted Woman * Help Me * I Ain't Got You * Juke * Messin' with the Kid * One More Heartache * Walking by Myself.

Paul Butterfield Blues Harmonica Master Class

Paul Butterfield Blues Harmonica Master Class Author Paul Butterfield
ISBN-10 0793581303
Year 1997
Pages 56
Language en
Publisher Homespun
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(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.

Teach Yourself to Play Blues Harmonica

Teach Yourself to Play Blues Harmonica Author Bobby Joe Holman
ISBN-10 0769285384
Year 2001
Pages 40
Language en
Publisher Alfred Music Publishing
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This is a great method for any harmonica player to learn blues harmonica basics. An excellent means for expanding performance capabilities and styles, this book and CD set teaches cross harp (second position), note bending, 12-bar shuffle blues with bends, 12-bar slow blues with bends, introduction to third position (Dorian mode), Dorian mode exercises, 12-bar slow blues in third position, holding the harp with a microphone, the different microphones for electric harp, getting a great sound (amps, reverb devices, microphones and harps), and much more.

Basic Blues Harmonica Method Level 1

Basic Blues Harmonica Method  Level 1 Author David Barrett
ISBN-10 0786689145
Year 2015-06-15
Pages 40
Language en
Publisher
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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

Blues Guitar For Dummies

Blues Guitar For Dummies Author Jon Chappell
ISBN-10 9781118050828
Year 2011-05-23
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Do you wish you could play your favorite blues music on guitar? Even if you don’t read music, it’s not difficult with Blues Guitar for Dummies. With this hands-on guide, you’ll pick up the fundamentals instantly and start jamming like your favorite blues artists! Blues Guitar for Dummies covers all aspects of blues guitar, showing you how to play scales, chords, progressions, riffs, solos, and more! It’s packed with musical examples, chords charts, and photos that let you explore the genre and play the songs of the great blues musicians. This accessible guide will give you the skills you need to: Choose the right guitar, equipment, and strings Hold, tune, and get situated with your guitar Play barre chords and strum to the rhythm Recognize the structure of a blues song Tackle musical riffs Master melodies and solos Make your guitar sing, cry, and wail Jam to any type of blues In addition to this must-have book, a bonus CD is included so that you can listen to famous songs, practice your riffs and chords, and develop your style as a blues musician. It also features a quick guide to musical notation and suggestions on albums, artists, and guitars for further enjoyment. With Blues Guitar for Dummies, you can re-create the masterpieces of the blues legend without the expensive lessons!

10 Easy Lessons Blues Harmonica

10 Easy Lessons Blues Harmonica Author Peter Gelling
ISBN-10 1864691468
Year 2000-06-01
Pages 60
Language en
Publisher 10 Easy Lessons
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Specifically designed for students who wish to play Blues Harmonica, either in a group or for fun. The emphasis is on making music immediately. Includeds note bending, train whistle and rhythm sounds, vibrato and improvisation.

Blues Harp from Scratch

Blues Harp from Scratch Author Mick Kinsella
ISBN-10 1846090202
Year 2005-04
Pages
Language en
Publisher
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The user-friendly CD guidebook by Mick Kinsella. From Amazing Grace and Oh Susanna to note bending, blues riffs and the wah wah effect, including lots of great blues solos, plus full tone bends, bow bending the head roll, the tongue roll and inside secrets on vibrato effects and note splitting. It's all demonstrated for you on the CD and shown in the easy-to-follow guidebook by leading teacher/performer Mick Kinsella.

Blues Rock Harmonica

Blues   Rock Harmonica Author Glenn Weiser
ISBN-10 0931759412
Year 1990
Pages 91
Language en
Publisher Centerstream Pub
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(Harmonica). By Glenn Weiser Book/CD package for beginners to learn blues and rock improvisation. Includes explanations of scales, modes, chords & other essential elements of music. The 60-minute CD features riffs & solos plus demonstrations and a blues jam to play along with.

Blues Harmonica Collection

Blues Harmonica Collection Author David McKelvy
ISBN-10 PSU:000031962292
Year 1992-05
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Hal Leonard Corp
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Over 40 classics from blues greats Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, Howlin' Wolf, James Dalton, Elmore James, John Brim, and Lester Davenport complete with an extensive introduction on how to play the pieces in this book. Pieces include: Boom, Boom (Out Go The Lights) * Cool Disposition * Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide * Ice Cream Man * I'm A Man * and many more.

Absolute Beginners

Absolute Beginners Author Steve Jennings
ISBN-10 0711974314
Year 1999
Pages 40
Language en
Publisher Music Sales Amer
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(Music Sales America). Learning to play harmonica is now easier than ever before! The Absolute Beginners course has been designed to tell you everything you need to know from the very first time you pick up your harmonica. With this superb book you get a comprehensive harmonica course featuring step-by-step pictures which take you from first day exercises to playing along with backing tracks. The book contains practical advice and tips covering everything you need to know about setting up, playing and maintenance, and the CD contains audio versions of the exercises in addition to full-length accompaniment tracks for you to play along with.

Beginning Blues Harp

Beginning Blues Harp Author Don Baker
ISBN-10 1846090210
Year 2005-04
Pages
Language en
Publisher
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Learn how to get those laid back bluesy sounds from your harmonica with this great book by expert player Don Baker. Having mastered 'the basics' of breath control and straight playing, the easy-to-follow text then shows you how to progress to complex note-bending techniques and achieve tone control, triplet-tonguing and the famous 'wah wah' and 'train' effects. Listen to all the exercises and solos on the matching CD and learn even faster

Learn to Play Blues Harmonica

Learn to Play Blues Harmonica Author Don Baker
ISBN-10 1857201272
Year 2011-09-01
Pages 48
Language en
Publisher
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(Waltons Irish Music Books). Fully diagrammed for complete beginners, this book shows you all the techniques, including vibrato, wah-wah, note-bending and cross-playing which are necessary to become a great harmonica player in the blues style from Chicago to Mississippi.