Harmonica Americana: Learn to Play America's 30 Greatest Songsby Jon Gindick, John Gindick
Covers harmonica history and lore; beginning, intermediate, and advanced playing techniques; 30 songs, each presented in easy-to-read notation with lyrics, guitar chords, and historical notes. Includes a haunting Danny Boy, a blues-inspired America the Beautiful, and a side-splitting, lip-burning Turkey in the Straw.
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If you want to learn some American Classics and have a great time doing it then this is the book! With everything from ¿Home on the Range¿ to ¿Beautiful Dreamer¿ this is a well thought out, well written, book to get anyone playing the harmonica and having a really good time with it.
What a cool book and CD. I¿d never played an instrument before, but Harmonica American had me playing in minutes. The combination book and CD is excellent. Both in writing and on audio Jon has a teaching style that is clear, very positive, very motivational and very encouraging. I had dinked around a little on the harmonica as a kid but never got anywhere. When I came across this and Jon¿s other books recently I was amazed at the possibilities packed into this little instrument ¿ for everything from folk, to blues, gospel, country and rock ¿ I love the harmonica for it's sound, simplicity, versatility, compactness, and heart felt voice. I¿ve been playing now a couple of months and am having a great time. In Harmonica Americana you¿ll get the square one basics and a whole lot more on beginner to intermediate skills of harmonica play. The CD¿s build on the instruction in the book and give all the songs found in the book played first slowly and beautifully with feeling as you learn them, then on CD #2 all of the songs are played again sung and accompanied by Jon on guitar at normal speed to jam and play along with. Jon writes with a sense of humor and with understanding of where a person is at as they begin learning the harmonica ¿ I just can¿t say enough ¿ I highly recommend this book!