Progressive Beginner Blues Harmonica is an informative, easy to follow introduction to the world of blues harmonica. It introduces cross harp playing immediately and covers essential techniques such as note bending, vibrato, slides, train rhythms, call and response and improvisation. The book comes with instructions to receive free online video & audio demonstrating all examples.
This book is designed to be used with the diatonic ten-hole harmonicas, such as Lee Oskar, Hohner Marine Band or Hohner Special 20 models. The recordings in this book use a C harmonica, so you will need one of those to play along to the recordings.
Progressive Beginner Blues Harmonica is specifically designed for students who wish to play Blues harmonica, either in a group or solo for fun. The emphasis is on making music immediately. The exercises sound great as well as teaching the necessary notes and techniques. Each lesson introduces new topics building on what you have learnt. The lessons are graded so that your knowledge and technique will develop simultaneously. All harmonica players should know all of the information contained in this book.
Starting with basic note values and the fundamentals of cross harp playing, this book moves through a variety of sounds, rhythms, and techniques in a progressive manner. All the essential sounds and techniques of harmonica playing are presented along with the basics of music as they apply to the harmonica. The book contains lessons on note bending, train whistle and rhythm sounds, vibrato, swing rhythms third position playing and improvisation along with lots of great sounding riffs and solos. Anyone who completes this book will be well on the way to being an excellent Blues harp player.