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.
32 songs complete with playing tips and photos. Includes: All I Have to Do Is Dream * Arkansas Traveler * Cripple Creek * (I Wish I Was In) Dixie * Everybody's Talkin' (Echoes) * House of the Rising Sun * Old Joe Clark * Rocky Top * Scarborough Fair * Take Me Back to Tulsa * Wayfaring Stranger * Will the Circle Be Unbroken * and more.
Classic Chicago Blues Harp #1 is the second level lesson book in the Harmonica Masterclass Lesson Series. This book starts with more songs, exercises, andrhythm 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. Includes access to online audio
A master song collection of classic and obscure Chicago blues, Memphis Jug Band, folk blues and down-home styles of Sonny Boy Williamson II, Jimmy Reed, Slim Harpo, Sonny Terry, Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf and others. With hints on the basics and practical harp notation.
A master song collection of classical and obscure Chicago blues, Memphis jug band, folk blues and down-home styles of Sonny Boy Williamson II, Jimmy Reed, Slim Harpo, Sonny Terry, Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf and others. This book also includes hints on the basics and practical harp notation.
Teach Yourself How to Play Harmonica (Free Video Available)
Teach yourself how to play harmonica with our easy harmonica lessons for beginners. ***Comes with online access to free harmonica videos and audio demonstrating all examples. See and hear how each one is played, then play along. Also includes an animated harmonica, music score and harmonica tabs for easy music learning.*** "A great book for any beginner! Teaches you how to play some great sounding folk and blues music. Also includes theory needed to play any song on the harmonica. You can't top this book!" - Matthew J, Worthington OH Progressive Beginner Harmonica contains all you need to know to start learning to be a great harmonica player - in one easy-to-follow, lesson-by-lesson harmonica tutorial. Suitable for all ages and all types of 10-hole diatonic harmonicas in the key of C including Marine Band and Hohner harmonicas. No prior knowledge of how to read music or playing the harmonica is required to teach yourself to learn to play harmonica from this book. Teach yourself: • The notes, chords, scales and rhythms required to read and improvise music on the harmonica • All the fundamental techniques of harmonica playing including cross harp playing, double tonguing, bending and trilling • How to read harmonica tabs and harmonica sheet music • How to perform in public, overcome nerves, and experiment with microphone techniques • Harmonica tips and harmonica tricks that every player should know when learning harmonica, including breathing techniques, posture and tone production • Shortcuts for how to learn harmonica fast by getting the most from harmonica practice sessions Contains everything you need to know to learn to play the harmonica today. Features include: • Progressive step-by-step easy beginners harp lessons written by a professional harmonica teacher • Full color photos and diagrams • Easy-to-read harmonica tabs for beginners • 107 harmonica exercises in blues harp, folk harp, rock harp and pop harmonica styles Beginner harmonica lessons have never been this easy for anyone who wants to learn how to play the harmonica, fast. LearnToPlayMusic.com's harmonica lessons for beginners are used by students and harmonica teachers worldwide to learn how to play harmonica. For over 30 years, our team of professional authors, composers and musicians have crafted harmonica lesson books that are a cut above the rest. We offer a huge selection of music instruction books that cover many different instruments and styles in print, eBook and app formats. Awarded the 'Quality Excellence Design' (QED) seal of approval for eBook innovation, LearnToPlayMusic.com continues to set the standard for quality music education resources.
(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.
This book is meant to take an instrument and musical style and teach it to the people who made it so popular, the blues listening public. A comprehensive lesson and study book for the intermediate and advanced diatonic harmonica player, Classic Chicago Blues Harp presents techniques,progressive examples and accompanying twelve bar blues exercise and examples. Special attention is given to the accurate reading of blues rhythms and each notated tune is carefully marked with tablature indicating precisely where to find individual notes. Each chapter concludes with achapter review of what was taught in that section. Thisbook is best suited to the intermediate player rather than the beginner, and will appeal strongly to those with a genuine desire to learn the Chicago blues harmonica style. The book is excellent for self-teaching, yet is comprehensive enough to be used in a private instruction format. The downloadable audio available online insures accuracy of interpretation and ease in learning. Most of the exercises and examples are included in the audio with split-tracked back-up music. Each song is played once with harmonica and then without. A great all-around study book for blues harmonica players at any level
The harmonica is one of the most basic and traditional musical instruments in America. Millions are sold each year, but precious few high-quality, comprehensive instructional books exist on how to learn to play the harmonica. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Playing the Harmonica is the classic (best-selling) book in the field. Now completely updated, with dozens of new songs and special professionally masters audio CD, it will exceed everyone's expectations-from beginner to seasoned player alike. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Playing the Harmonica, Second Edition, includes more than 100 song texts, both traditional and original to this book, harmonica buying tips, and Interesting historical facts about famous players.
Tony 'Harp Dog' Glover. Everything from the basics of cross position and bending notes to playing in the styles of rock greats. Detailed chapters on rhythm fills, tonal effects, electric harp and much more. Illustrated.
This book is a detailed guide to learning how to play the harmonica. The material focuses on folk and blues music, including an array of tunes in both styles. Altogether, forty-one arrangements of increasing difficulty are presented. Special techniques and harmonicas other than the standard ten-hole-twenty-reed diatonic harp are also explained. Lessons on the companion video are taught by Phil Duncan. Includes access to online audio and video.
The Harmonica Encyclopedia is the most comprehensive book ever written on the instrument, offering over 900 articles on players, bands, techniques, resources and a discography of over 5,000 recordings by harmonica players. Originallyreleased in 1998, this new edition is profusely illustrated with over 150 photographs of the players who have made the harmonica the world's most popular musical instrument. This book has been critically acclaimed by readers in over 25 countries and is a must-have for any serious harmonica enthusiast
Whenever you hear the prevalent wailing blues harmonica in commercials, film soundtracks or at a blues club, you are experiencing the legacy of the master harmonica player, Little Walter. Immensely popular in his lifetime, Little Walter had fourteen Top 10 hits on the R&B charts, and he was also the first Chicago blues musician to play at the Apollo. Ray Charles and B.B. King, great blues artists in their own right, were honored to sit in with his band. However, at the age of 37, he lay in a pauper's grave in Chicago. This book will tell the story of a man whose music, life and struggles continue to resonate to this day.