Step-by-step pictures take you from first day exercises to playing along with a backing track Absolute Beginners has been designed to tell you everything you need to know from the very first time you pick up a harmonica. In one book you get a look and learn course that uses clear pictures instead of long explanations. Practical advice and tips covering everything you need to know about setting up, playing and maintenance. CD audio tracks to show you how things should sound plus full length accompaniment tracks to play along with.
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
(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.
Whether you want to blow the blues, go country, get jazzy, or just jam with your band, this comprehensive kit will have you playing the harmonica in no time. From single notes and chords to note bending and riffing, you'll learn all the basics needed to perform a variety of musical styles. Kit includes: o 64-page course book o 1 high-quality harmonica
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!
(Play Today Instructional Series). The ULTIMATE self-teaching method designed to offer quality instruction, terrific songs, and a professional-quality CD with 57 full-demo tracks. This harmonica method can be used by students who want to teach themselves, or by teachers for private or group instruction. Simply follow the tips and lessons in the book as you listen to the teacher on the CD. For use with a standard, 10-hole diatonic harmonica in the key of C major.
The For Beginners series is dedicated to the beginning student that wants to dive right into the style of music they love. Every book is written in a step-by-step manner that allows the student to advance at their own pace. Tablature, photos, diagrams and drawings make new concepts or techniques easy to understand. Written by outstanding performers and educators in each field, this is the beginner's chance to study with the best. Blues Harmonica for Beginners teaches everything you need to know to start playing the blues. Starting with the basics, like how to hold the instrument correctly and breathe properly, this book will guide you all the way to playing authentic blues licks. Lessons include tongue blocking, single-note playing, the pucker method, note bending, vibrato, vocal effects, the warble and more!
Author: David McKelvy,Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
(Harmonica). Now even absolute beginners can learn to play the harmonica instantly without any prior musical knowledge! The Instant Harmonica Pack is the painless introduction to harmonica playing and includes everything you need to get started: * Instruction book * Play-along cassette * Hohner harmonica * Harmonica carrying case Nothing can stop you now! Learn to play today!
New from Amazon #1 best-selling music author Ben Parker ! How To Play Harmonica - A Complete Guide for Absolute Beginners is the perfect introduction to the harmonica, and ideal for the absolute beginner getting started with their first instrument. With absolutely no musical knowledge required, this simple yet comprehensive guide is perfect for beginners of all ages. *Easy to follow instructions and illustrations *Simple exercises to follow and practice *Learn at your own pace *Fun and easy songs and tunes to play *Learn how to read and understand music notes and symbols *Tons of playing tips and techniques *Simply follow the tips and lessons in the book and you'll be playing harmonica in no time! Ben Parker is an established professional musician, songwriter and producer with over 10 years of musical teaching experience. His bestselling series of music tuition books for adults and children include Banjo, Ukulele, Guitar, Harmonica, Piano and Keyboard. He also tutors actors for fi lm and television - his credits include The John Lennon biopic 'Nowhere Boy', Robert Pattinson drama 'Bel Ami' and hit television show 'Skins'. He also fronts his own band Chains, and develops young artists for major record labels.
The companion book to the DVD, it covers all the material in the DVD, plus it has 17 additional songs not included in the dvd. It utilizes many photos and illustrations to fully explain all the techniques and exercises. All the music is written with harmonica tablature as well as music notation with lyrics. This course includes an audio CD where all the songs are played at 2 speeds (slow for practicing and performance tempo). The book contains markers for each piece of music so you can locate it's exact position on the CD or DVD.
Progressive COMPLETE LEARN TO PLAY HARMONICA MANUAL is the ultimate harmonica manual. It assumes you have no prior knowledge of music or playing the harmonica, and will take you from beginner to professional level. In the course of the book you will learn about the different types of harmonicas and the styles they are used for, and learn all the essential techniques of both diatonic and chromatic, along with improvisation, how to read traditional music notation and music theory as it relates to the harmonica. You will also learn many well known pieces and songs and get a great introduction to many styles of music.
This book contains 138 well-known Irish jigs, reels, hornpipes, set dances, O'Carolan tunes, folksongs, ballads, airs and waltzes. These wonderful Irish melodies are written in harmonica tablature and standard notation for use on the 12-hole chromatic, standard 10-hole diatonic, and tremolo harmonica. Learning these melodies will enhance your playing skills as well as your repertoire. the stereo recording is in split-track format and includes a selection of 25 melodies from the book.
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 of all examples played by author David Barrett along with background music.
Everything You Need to Know to Start Playing Now!, Handy Guide
Author: Morty Manus,Ron Manus
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
This method for self-learners teaches everything you need to play from the popular TAB guitar folios of your favorite bands. * Chords, scales and licks for acoustic or electric guitar * A variety of styles including rock, blues, jazz & folk * Tablature and standard music notation, photos, and diagrams to help you grasp every concept