Blues Harmonica Method, Level 1: An Essential Study of Blues for the Beginning Player in the Tongue Block Style (School of the Blues Lesson Series)

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Blues Harmonica Level 1, within the School of the Blues® Lesson Series, is an exciting beginning blues harmonica course. The ideas presented are solid in the blues tradition with great sounding bluesy licks to play, even at the beginning level! Phrasing Concepts (how small pieces of music, called licks, are organized to create a pleasing solo), 12 Bar Blues Theory, Vibrato, Shakes and Tongue Blocking are covered. Recording includes all harmonica parts notated in the book with accompaniment music. This book and ...
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Overview

Blues Harmonica Level 1, within the School of the Blues® Lesson Series, is an exciting beginning blues harmonica course. The ideas presented are solid in the blues tradition with great sounding bluesy licks to play, even at the beginning level! Phrasing Concepts (how small pieces of music, called licks, are organized to create a pleasing solo), 12 Bar Blues Theory, Vibrato, Shakes and Tongue Blocking are covered. Recording includes all harmonica parts notated in the book with accompaniment music. This book and its recording use a "C" and "A" major diatonic harmonica.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786673162
  • Publisher: Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2006
  • Series: School of Blues
  • Edition description: Book & CD
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,483,698
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 11.50 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents


Table of Contents & Material Needed - Track 1     2
About the Authors & School of the Blues Lesson Series     3
What is the Tongue Block Method?     4
Music & Instrument Primer     5
Music Notation (Ex. 1-11)     5
Understanding the Harmonica (Ex. 12)     7
Understanding Blues (Ex. 13-15) - Track 2     7
Embouchure     9
Tongue Block Embouchure     9
Holding the Harmonica     9
Tongue Block Exercises (Ex. 16-18) - Tracks 3-4     10
AAA Chorus Form, Licks & Songs     11
Examples (Ex. 19-23) - Track 5     11
New Technique, Throat Vibrato - Track 6     12
Song Examples (Ex. 24-26) - Tracks 7-9     13
AAB Chorus Form, Licks & Songs     14
New Technique, Dip Bend - Track 10     14
Examples (Ex. 27-32) - Track 11     14
Song Examples (Ex. 33-35) - Tracks 12-14     15
AAA & AAB Chorus Form with Fills, Licks & Songs     16
New Technique, Two Hole Shake - Track 15     16
Examples (Ex. 36-41) - Track 16     17
Song Examples (Ex. 42-43) - Tracks 17-18     17
A B/A C Chorus Form, Licks & Songs     18
New Technique, Mixing Melody Line withChording (Ex. 44-45) - Track 19     18
Examples (Ex. 46-47) - Track 20     18
Song Example (Ex. 48) - Track 21     19
More Tongue Blocking Techniques     19
Octaves (Ex. 49-51)-Track 22     19
Octave Song Examples (Ex. 52-53) - Tracks 23-24     20
Pulls (Ex. 54-56) - Track 25     21
Pull Song Examples (Ex. 57-58) - Tracks 26-27     22
Flutter Tongue - Track 28     22
Flutter Tongue & Pull Song Example (Ex. 59) - Track 29     23
Openings & Endings     23
Examples (Ex. 60-63) - Tracks 30-31     23
Understanding Positions     24
Examples (Ex. 64-65)     24
Full Instrumental Example (Ex. 66) - Track 32 (Jam Track 33)     25
Recommended Listening & Congratulations - Track 34     29
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