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 2011-01-24
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.•

Blues Harp

Blues Harp Author Tony Glover
ISBN-10 9781783234509
Year 1998-12-31
Pages 80
Language en
Publisher Oak Publications
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Tony 'Harp Dog' Glover. A complete, clear instruction method. Learn harmonica, blues style, based on the playing of Sonny Terry, Jimmy Reed, Sonny Boy Williamson and Little Walter. Instructional illustrations, plus photos.

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

Improvising Blues Harmonica

Improvising Blues Harmonica Author David Barrett
ISBN-10 9781610652766
Year 2010-12-29
Pages
Language en
Publisher Mel Bay Publications
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Improvising Blues Harmonica, by authors David Barrett and John Garcia, is a groundbreaking method explaining the mysterious world of improvising. This book and recording cover: chorus forms; what licks, riffs, melodies and phrases are made of; scale and chord theory; concepts for soloing (focus notes); phrase shaping; accompaniment playing; hooks, heads and bridges; elements that add unity to an instrumental; instrumental song analysis; learning solos note for note and retaining licks. Concepts in this material have been proven over a decade of private lessons and workshops held around the world. If you are looking to go the next step in your soloing skills, this material will take you there. for intermediate and advanced blues harmonica players. Recording uses "C" and "A" major diatonic harmonicas. Examples presented in the book are played by the authors. Full-length study songs are also included. 80 pages in length with one CD recording.

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.

Saxophone For Dummies

Saxophone For Dummies Author Denis Gäbel
ISBN-10 9781118084878
Year 2011-11-22
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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The fast and easy way to play this popular woodwind instrument Saxophone For Dummies offers the ideal introduction to this popular and versatile instrument, whether you lack any musical experience or are picking up the sax again after a hiatus. Covering both the alto and tenor sax, this friendly guide explains how to get a good sound, how to read music, and how to play songs in a variety of styles, including classical, pop, and jazz, all accompanied by the audio samples on the enclosed CD. With tips on how to buy or rent the best saxophone, and information on how to care for the instrument, Saxophone For Dummies is a comprehensive guide to playing this popular woodwind alone or in a group setting. Includes tips on buying or renting a new or used saxophone Audio samples of classical, pop, and jazz music are available on the bonus CD Advice on cleaning and maintaining a saxophone If you′re picking up a saxophone for the first time or are looking to brush up on your skills, Saxophone For Dummies gives you everything you need to appreciate, understand, and excel at playing this popular instrument.

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

Ukulele For Dummies

Ukulele For Dummies Author Alistair Wood
ISBN-10 9781119135982
Year 2015-09-08
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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The fast and easy way to learn how to play the ukulele With the help of Ukulele For Dummies, learning to play this popular string instrument at a basic level has never been easier. Now in a fully updated second edition, this hands-on, friendly guide provides everything you need to know to pick up a uke and get playing—fast. From purchasing a ukulele and the necessary accessories to making sense of simple chord progressions and playing in a variety of styles—including pop, folk, Hawaiian, and holiday favourites—the second edition of Ukulele For Dummies will have you creating beautiful music in no time. For anyone wishing to learn to play this fun, surprisingly versatile instrument, Ukulele For Dummies covers all the basics, from chords and strumming patterns to guidance on finger picking—and everything in between. Plus, you'll find tips to make certain chord changes easier, chords and tabs for popular Christmas and New Year songs, apps for mobile devices, the ten best ukulele chords, and so much more. Audio tracks are available via online download at Dummies.com, creating a total musical instruction package Features a ukulele buying guide for the novice Offers instruction in a variety of musical styles Provides finger-picking instruction and the chords and patterns you need to know With its simple and clear instruction, and inspiration on every page, the second edition of Ukulele For Dummies will have fans and first-time musicians making a big splash with this tiny instrument in no time.

David Harp s Instant Blues Harmonica

David Harp s Instant Blues Harmonica Author David Harp
ISBN-10 0918321727
Year 2001-02-01
Pages 64
Language en
Publisher Music Sales Amer
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David Harp has taught thousands to play the harmonica, and in this revised edition with 30 percent new material, he makes it even easier. An illustrated instruction book, a CD of play-along music, and a "Mojo Deluxe" harmonica encourage would-be wailers to play the blues.

Building Harmonica Technique

Building Harmonica Technique Author David Barrett
ISBN-10 9781610655057
Year 2011-02-09
Pages
Language en
Publisher Mel Bay Publications
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Offering a comprehensive study of harmonica techniques and blues soloing concepts, this book contains studies and etudes on bending notes (draw and blow), throat vibrato, two-hole shakes, tongue blocking, acoustic and amplified playing, music theory, blues scales, octave substitutions, playing positions, and position substitutes. Intended for the intermediate to advanced diatonic harmonica player, this book provides extensive instruction on lead and accompaniment playing styles. the companion CD includes musical example and play-along songs. Each exercise is played and every full length song is fully accompanied by a blues band. Each large example is played once with harmonica and again with accompaniment only. This book can be used with both diatonic and chromatic harmonica, but us more recommended for the diatonic player.

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.