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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing the Harmonica
     

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing the Harmonica

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by William Melton
 
With photos, illustrations, and a new audio CD.

The harmonica is one of the most traditional musical instruments in America. Millions are sold each year, but there are few high quality, comprehensive instructional manuals for new harmonica players. This bestselling book has been completely updated, with dozens of new songs and a professionally mastered

Overview

With photos, illustrations, and a new audio CD.

The harmonica is one of the most traditional musical instruments in America. Millions are sold each year, but there are few high quality, comprehensive instructional manuals for new harmonica players. This bestselling book has been completely updated, with dozens of new songs and a professionally mastered audio CD.
* Over 100 songs, both traditional and original to this book
* Detailed instructions on playing, including photos to illustrate positions and techniques
* Buying tips and interesting historical facts about famous players
* Authors are professional musicians
* The most comprehensive music lists featuring nearly every style of playing and category of song
* Over 80 riffs and songs performed on the special audio CD
* Comprehensive resource guides

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

These entries in the phenomenally popular "Complete Idiot's" series are, like the "For Dummies" books, longer and somewhat more comprehensive than the straightforward selfinstruction and method books. All three cover choosing an instrument, tuning, playing technique, and a broad range of musical styles. Unlike the "For Dummies" books, they also cover reading music, though that information is so extensively available that a library choosing between these series should not base its decision solely on this. The harmonica title dwells more on playing with others and favors a kind of tablature notation over actual printed music. This series is suitable for beginning teen and adult musicians. Forthcoming in November 2009: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing Percussion(ISBN 9781592579297)
—Genevieve Williams

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780028642413
Publisher:
Alpha Books
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Series:
Complete Idiot's Guide Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.08(h) x 0.62(d)

Meet the Author

William Melton is a classically trained musician. He has toured Europe with several symphonies. Currently, he makes his living as an attorney but plays the harmonica whenever he can.

Randy Weinstein is nationally known professional harmonica player. He has been featured at international music festivals and plays with several jazz bands. He teaches music theory.

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing the Harmonica 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
beaudi414 More than 1 year ago
This book is not good for the Nook because the tabulature that tells you the notes to play on the harmonica are actually pictures that cannot be increased in size for easy readability on the Nook. In other words, the print is too small in the instructions to be read easily.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago