Filled with ideas for how to liven up your life, How to Play the Harmonica is the perfect companion for keeping you happy. Lost your dog? Call him home with a shrill whistle on your harmonica. Bored at work? Impress your colleagues with your witty banter and new thoughts on life. Tired of cooking? Throw in the apron and head out for Chinese . . . in Beijing. With the harmonica as his guide, Sam Barry leads the way to higher sense of self and fun. Witty ways for putting some fun back into your funny bone!
Release on 2012-10-01 | by Randy Weinstein,William Melton
Author: Randy Weinstein,William Melton
The harmonica is one of the most basic and traditional musical instruments in America. Millions are sold each year, but precious few high-quality, comprehensive instructional books exist on how to learn to play the harmonica. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Playing the Harmonica is the classic (best-selling) book in the field. Now completely updated, with dozens of new songs and special professionally masters audio CD, it will exceed everyone's expectations-from beginner to seasoned player alike. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Playing the Harmonica, Second Edition, includes more than 100 song texts, both traditional and original to this book, harmonica buying tips, and Interesting historical facts about famous players.
Playing the Harmonica is a great kit for older children, teens, and adults. The kit includes a fully illustrated 64-page book, a genuine 10-hole blues harmonica in the key of C, and a red felt carrying pouch. Using clear text and colorful, easy to follow illustrations, the book shows you how to play the harmonica in a variety of styles and provides 20 well-known tunes that you can get started on right away. Within minutes you can be playing real music! Once you master the basics, the book also provides:Tips on how to refine your sound: a brief history of the harmonica: how to care for your harmonica and inspirational profiles of some harmonicas greatest players, including Little Walter and Larry Adler.
A Beginners Guide to Learn How To Play The Harmonica
Author: Jason Randall
Pubpsher: CRB Publishing
Be a Musician – Learn the Harmonica Today! When you open up The Basics of Harmonica Playing, you’ll discover all the ins and outs of this fascinating musical instrument. For example, did you know the harmonica originated in China, where it developed from an instrument called the sheng? This unique wind instrument, which makes sound on both the inhale and exhale, has become a global favorite – especially in the last couple of centuries. With a portable and popular harmonica in your pocket, you can make music anywhere – on a hike, at the beach, or on your morning commute. This book explains all the parts of the harmonica, from the combs to windsavers. You’ll find out about harmonica construction materials, such as wood, plastic, and metal – and the many types and tunings you can choose. With this book, you can master a wide variety of harmonica sounds and styles: How to Hold/Cup your harmonica Single Note “Pucker” Playing Chord Techniques and the “Chord Hammer” Tongue Blocking Effects Note-Bending and Shimmering Playing in Different Keys Tongue Lifting, Slapping, Raking, and Pull-offs You’ll even learn how to bend notes on both inhales and exhales! Don’t miss out on this chance to make music – the fun and easy way. download your copy of The Basics of Harmonica Playing right away! It’s quick and easy to order – just scroll up and click the BUY NOW WITH ONE CLICK button on the right-hand side of your screen.
"This simple and exciting guide to playing the harmonica is an excellent introduction to music. Beginning with the basics of forming a note and playing simple tunes, this book progresses to sight reading and special techniques to add flourishes to your playing."--P.  of cover.
Illustrated Techniques for Blues, Rock, Country, and Jazz
Author: Sandy Weltman
Pubpsher: Chartwell Books
Now is your chance to learn to play the harmonica with this all-in-one kit! Learn to play Harmonica comes with lessons, instructional CD, and your own harmonica. There's something about a harmonica that brings a smile to anyone's face. This is your chance to play harmonica with local musicians, solo on stage, or by yourself for the love of music. Learn to Play Harmonica gives you everything you need to learn to play this fantastic instrument, and learn quickly. This all-inclusive instructional guide come with a 200-page instructional booklet and a 10-hold, diatonic harmonica. Each chapter features clear instruction to playing songs and licks for you to enjoy working on. This stylish design of the book, along with the interior photographs, illustrations, and diagrams make the learning process simple and fun for beginners. Having fun is the best way to learn, and this book is designed to make the process fun as it is engaging!
Release on 2001 | by William Melton,Randy Weinstein
Author: William Melton,Randy Weinstein
Pubpsher: Alpha Books
"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
Discover How YOU Can Master The Beautiful Art Of Playing The Harmonica!★★Buy the Paperback version of this book, and get the Kindle eBook version included for ★★FREE★★The harmonica is an awesome choice for anyone who wants to learn a musical instrument. It is easy to learn and can fit into a variety of musical styles and genres. Written in an easy to understand style, the book provides interesting facts about the harmonica, a list of important terms, the parts of the harmonica and other relevant information. It also provides practice exercises, suggested tunes and instruction on many of the basic and advanced fundamentals.From this book, YOU will learn: -The influence of the harmonica on all music genres-A primer on harmonica jargon-How to choose the right harmonica-Chromatic Harmonica vs Diatonic Harmonica-The basic how-to needed to play the harmonica, including the proper hand position, mouth position and breathing techniques-The location of music notes on both chromatic and diatonic harmonicas-Advanced techniques to manipulate notes and improvise a musical selection-Creating riffs and licks-Note tabulation to play a variety of popular tunes!-Tips and suggestions on how to make the most of a musical practice sessionThe harmonica is an easy to play instrument. It is a life-long skill that has enjoyed acceptance by some of the most renowned musicians in the world. You can also play it at family gatherings, community events as well as in blues and jazz clubs.Research has shown that learning to play a musical instrument has tremendous benefits for a person's mental, emotional and physical health. The harmonica is especially helpful in strengthening breathing. But, mostly, playing the harmonica is fun and rewarding. Whether you are a beginner or someone who is looking to learn something new, picking up a harmonica is a great way to broaden your musical knowledge. Let this book be your first step toward accomplishing this goal. Scroll up, Click the "Add to Cart" button now, and let the adventure begin with "How To Play The Harmonica: A Complete Guide for Beginners"
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.