David Barrett (b.1973)

Basic Blues Harmonica Method, Level 1

David Barrett's Harmonica Masterclass
Complete Blues Harmonica Lesson Series

for: Mouth organ

Music lesson book, online playback

Item no.304003
Author/ComposerDavid Barrett
Levelvery easyeasy
Languageenglish
Scope40 pages; 22.5 × 30 cm
Release year2015
Publisher/ProducerMel Bay Publications
Producer No.MB 99103M
ISBN9780786656561
18.10 €
Delivery time: 4–6 weeks
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Description

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 full advantage of the great sounding patterns available on your harmonica, without first having to learn advanced techniques such as bending.

The basic techniques covered are single hole embouchure, tongue block embouchure and octaves. You'll be able to achieve that bluesy feel, without bending notes, by learning how to play in 3rd position.

You'll also learn single note patterns and rhythms that will help you develop your motor skills and tone. This book is packed with song examples that sound great, even at this beginning stage.

Includes access to online audio containing eight jam tracks for you to play along with. These jam tracks use harmonica-friendly keys and a wide variety of tempos and grooves to fit whatever mood you're in. The instruction portion of this book/audio set teaches phrasing within the 12 bar structure.

Content

Section 1 - Harmonica Notation

  • Harmonica Note Spread and Note identification on the Staff

Section 2 - Rhythm Training

  • Staff Identification and Note Duration Identification - Track 4

Section 3 - Holding the Harmonica

  • Acoustic Cup (Pictures A - F) - Track 5
  • Amplified Cup (Pictures G - H) and Amplifier and Microphone Choice

Section 4 - Embouchure - Track 7

Section 5 - Getting Started

  • Movement exercises - Track 6
  • Middle Octave C Major Scale - Track 7 and All Chords in a Major Key - Track 7
  • Entire C Major Scale - Track 8 and 1st Position Playing examples -Track 9

Section 6 - 2nd Position

  • 12 Bar Blues - Track 10 and Harmonica Note Spread Including Bends
  • Cross Harp Scale - Track 11
  • 12 Bar Jams (#1 - #4) - Track 12
  • Articulations (GA and TA) - Track 13
  • Articulation exercises - Track 14
  • 12 Bar Jams (#5 - #7) - Tracks -(15 - 17)
  • Two Hole Shake - Track 18
  • Two Hole Shake examples - Track 18
  • The Dip Bend - Track 19
  • 12 Bar Jams (#8 - #9) - Tracks (20 - 21)
  • High - end Playing - Track 22
  • 12 Bar Jams (#10 - #17) - Tracks (23 - 27)

Section 7 - 3rd Position

  • Draw Harp Scale - Track 28
  • The Laughing Vibrato - Track 29
  • 12 Bar Jams (#18 - #20) - Tracks (30 - 32)

Section 8 -Tongue Blocking

  • Pull - Track 33
  • 12 Bar Jams (#21 - #23) - Tracks (34 - 37)
  • Single Hole Tongue Block and Tongue Slap - Track 38
  • Embouchure Switching - Track 39
  • 12 Bar Jams (#24 - #25) - Track 39
  • The Pull (Tongue Block) - Track 40
  • 12 Bar Jam #26 -Track 41
  • Four Hole Octaves - Track 42
  • 12 Bar Jams (#27 - #28) - Tracks (43 - 44)
  • Articulation Within the Octave
  • 12 Bar Jam #29 - Track 45
  • The Most Common Natural Scales and Note Spread Review - Track 46
  • Recommended Artists to Study - Track 47
  • 12 Bar Jam #30 (A Harmonica, 2nd Position) - Track 48