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Harmonica For Dummies

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Learn to:

  • Play right out of the box, with little or no experience
  • Create exciting rhythms and make that wonderful wailing sound
  • Bend notes like a pro
  • Play along with harmonica songs online and hear the sound you re going for

Make music with the harmonica using this fun and easy guide
Even if you ve never gotten your hands on a harmonica, this easy–to–follow and friendly guide makes it possible and easy to start making those unmistakable, signature sounds straight out of the box. Packed with tips, tools, and instructions, Harmonica For Dummies will have you playing all kinds of musical styles on this instrument in a flash!

  • Start your harmonica experience find expert guidance on shopping for a harmonica, making your first sounds, finding the key of a song, and exploring rhythm basics
  • Craft your skills start playing chords and single notes, shape your sound with your throat and hands, enhance your notes with your tongue on the harp, and bend notes down and up
  • Take position discover how positions help your playing, develop flair and speed, master new songs, and start playing along with music to master your skills
  • Find your style whether it s blues and rock, country tunes, or fiddlin the night away with folk and Celtic songs, discover the many musical styles you can play on the harmonica
  • Put it all together put your music out into the world with guidance on arranging and adding vocals to your tunes, working with a band, and amplifying your sound

Open the book and find:

  • Guidance on counting time
  • The scoop on relaxation, breathing, and rhythm
  • Ways to combine chords and melodies
  • Develop a repertoire of tunes
  • The importance of practicing persistence
  • The secrets of playing overblows and overdraws
  • How to use effects to alter a harmonica s sound
  • Tips for maintaining and improving the performance of your harmonicas
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781118880760
ISBN-10: 1118880765
Pagini: 408
Dimensiuni: 188 x 235 x 20 mm
Greutate: 0.54 kg
Ediția: 2nd Edition
Editura: Wiley
Locul publicării: Hoboken, United States

Public țintă

For any beginner interested in learning harmonica, from beginner to intermediate players. Harmonica For Dummies, 2nd Edition, offers readers expert tips and instructions that will take them from out–of–the–box novice to expert harmonica player in no time. The easy to read, clear format combined with the accompanying digital content will give players the tools they need to improve their playing.

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Learn to:

  • Play right out of the box, with little or no experience
  • Create exciting rhythms and make that wonderful wailing sound
  • Bend notes like a pro
  • Play along with harmonica songs online and hear the sound you re going for

Make music with the harmonica using this fun and easy guide
Even if you ve never gotten your hands on a harmonica, this easy–to–follow and friendly guide makes it possible and easy to start making those unmistakable, signature sounds straight out of the box. Packed with tips, tools, and instructions, Harmonica For Dummies will have you playing all kinds of musical styles on this instrument in a flash!

  • Start your harmonica experience find expert guidance on shopping for a harmonica, making your first sounds, finding the key of a song, and exploring rhythm basics
  • Craft your skills start playing chords and single notes, shape your sound with your throat and hands, enhance your notes with your tongue on the harp, and bend notes down and up
  • Take position discover how positions help your playing, develop flair and speed, master new songs, and start playing along with music to master your skills
  • Find your style whether it s blues and rock, country tunes, or fiddlin the night away with folk and Celtic songs, discover the many musical styles you can play on the harmonica
  • Put it all together put your music out into the world with guidance on arranging and adding vocals to your tunes, working with a band, and amplifying your sound

Open the book and find:

  • Guidance on counting time
  • The scoop on relaxation, breathing, and rhythm
  • Ways to combine chords and melodies
  • Develop a repertoire of tunes
  • The importance of practicing persistence
  • The secrets of playing overblows and overdraws
  • How to use effects to alter a harmonica s sound
  • Tips for maintaining and improving the performance of your harmonicas

Cuprins

Introduction  1Part I: Getting Started with Harmonica  5
Chapter 1: What Is This Thing Called Harp?  7
Chapter 2: Becoming a Harmonica Owner  13
Chapter 3: Making Your First Harmonica Sounds  29
Chapter 4: Relating to Notes, Scales, and Chords  51
Part II: Starting to Make Some Music  71
Chapter 5: I Hear a Melody: Playing Single Notes  73
Chapter 6: Shaping Your Sound  99
Chapter 7: Enhancing Your Sound with Your Tongue on the Harp  123
Chapter 8: Bending Notes  145
Chapter 9: Positions: Playing One Harp in Many Keys  173
Part III: Growing Beyond the Basics  195
Chapter 10: Fancy Playing: Developing Flair and Speed  197
Chapter 11: Mastering New Songs  215
Chapter 12: Behind the Hidden Treasure: Bending Notes Up  225
Part IV: Developing Your Style  241
Chapter 13: Rockin and Bluesin   243
Chapter 14: Expressing Yourself with Some Folk and Gospel Melodies  263
Chapter 15: Fiddlin the Night Away with Traditional Dance Tunes  279
Part V: Taking It to the World  295
Chapter 16: Putting It All Together Your Tunes, Your Band, Your Listeners  297
Chapter 17: Amplifying Your Sound  309
Chapter 18: Improving Your Harmonica with Repairs and Upgrades  323
Part VI: The Part of Tens  343
Chapter 19: Ten (Or More) Ways to Connect in the Harmonica World  345
Chapter 20: Way More Than Ten Harmonica Albums You Should Hear  353
Part VII: Appendixes  359
Appendix A: Tuning Layouts for All Keys  361
Appendix B: Audio Tracks and Video Clips  367
Index 377


Notă biografică

Winslow Yerxa is a widely known and respected harmonica player, teacher, and author. He has written, produced, and starred in many harmonica book and video projects. He provides private harmonica instruction worldwide and currently teaches at The California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley, California.