A reference chart for the 10-hole major diatonic harmonica and chromatic harmonica. Includes for the diatonic harmonica: 1) A chart of notes for all major keys and relative positions; 2) Note layout for standard draw and blow bending; 3) Note layout for over-bending; 4) Lee Oskar Altered Tunings; and 5) The most common scales. For chromatic harmonica, the chart shows 1) Note layout for 10, 12 and 16 hole chromatic harmonicas; and 2) Complete major and minor scales along with common modes.
An exciting collection of some of the best-known and most interesting harmonica licks and effects. the first few pages of this book offer reference and review material. Harmonica notation is explained, defining the special symbols for blow notes, draw notes, bends, and other techniques. Includes a useful Reference Guide for Harmonica Notation. Although rarely more than 4 measures in length these licks range from the very easy to the extremely challenging. At times, the author combines 4 licks to form a complete tune. the accompanying CD demonstrates each of the 60 licks on solo harmonica.
The blanket term 'rock' is used to describe a musical genre that covers over six decades of musical diversity. the question for this book is, What does rock mean to harmonica players? This book is for harmonica players who have a basic grasp of the instrument and are looking to study the rock style in greater detail. You'll learn greater control of bends; speed licks; high-end licks; how to play bluesy notes and textures; how to play and construct hooks; how to deal with and play over the common chord progressions used in rock; and, music theory relative to playing rock harmonica. Concepts are presented through original tunes as well as staples of rock harmonica repertoire such as Magic Dick's Whammer Jammer!.
Around twenty percent of your playing time on the bandstand is spent soloing—have you studied how to play during the other eighty percent? Blues Harmonica Accompaniment Playing, within the School of the Blues® Lesson Series, is an exciting journey into the art of traditional blues harmonica accompaniment (playing fills, under vocals and chording patterns) as well as modern approaches to playing horn, organ and bass lines. Additional studies cover openings, breaks and endings. This book and CD is for the intermediate to advanced harmonica player. Recording includes all harmonica parts notated in the book with accompaniment music.
Blues Harmonica Jam Tracks and Soloing by David Barrett covers a variety of subjects including heads, hooks, bridges, unison playing, harmony playing, instrumental song construction and comping. the jam tracks present songs just as they would be performed live or on a recording. Guest artists on the jam tracks include Gary Smith, R.J. Mischo, Gary Primich, Andy Just, Tom Ball, Joe Filisko, Mitch Kashmar and Mark Hummel. Along with the jam tracks, the recording also contains samples of all notated examples.•
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