Harmonica For Dummies

Harmonica For Dummies

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Are you hankering to play the harmonica? Harmonica ForDummies is an easy-to-read practice guide that gives youstep-by-step instructions and gets you making music in no time!Even if you’re an experienced harmonica player, thisjump-in-anywhere reference is packed with tips and playingtechniques that will take your skills to the next level.

This fast, fun, hands-on guide helps you choose your firstharmonica and shows you how to hold it, make your first sounds, andkeep it clean and working well. Helpful diagrams show you how toshape sounds using your tongue, throat, and hands. Before you knowit you’ll be playing melodies, chugging out rhythms, andbending notes with ease. You’ll also pick up some basics ofmusic theory and learn how to read the notation and tablature forall the music in the book. Discover how to:

  • Play right out of the box with little or no experience using aninexpensive diatonic harmonica in the key of C
  • Make that wonderful wailing sound
  • Create exciting rhythms and play solo
  • Understand how the harmonica works
  • Play all of the music on the Bonus CD
  • Read tablature, educate your eye, and develop your ear
  • Breath correctly while playing
  • Bend notes up and down
  • Play one harp in many keys
  • Develop your style in blues rock, country, folk, and more
  • Play with other musicians
  • Work with a microphone to create great sounds

So stop dreaming and start playing! Harmonica For Dummieswill get you wailing in no time!

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials arenot included as part of eBook file.

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Date de parution 10 janvier 2013
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EAN13 9780470417539
Licence : Tous droits réservés
Langue English

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Contents at a Glance
Introduction ................................................................ 1 Part I: Getting Started ................................................. 9 Chapter 1: What Is This Thing Called Harp? ................................................................ 11 Chapter 2: Your First Harmonica................................................................................... 17 Chapter 3: The Language of Music: Surveying a Bit of Theory.................................. 29 Part II: Starting to Make Some Music ......................... 47 Chapter 4: Relaxation, Breathing, and Rhythm............................................................ 49 Chapter 5: I Hear a Melody: Playing Single Notes........................................................ 63 Chapter 6: Shaping Your Sound..................................................................................... 81 Chapter 7: Enhancing Your Sound with Your Tongue on the Harp .......................... 93 Chapter 8: Unlocking a Hidden Treasure: Bending Notes Down ............................. 107
Part III: Growing Beyond the Basics ......................... 137 Chapter 9: Positions: Playing One Harp in Many Keys ............................................. 139 Chapter 10: Fancy Playing: Developing Flair and Speed........................................... 159 Chapter 11: Mastering New Songs ............................................................................... 177 Chapter 12: Behind the Hidden Treasure: Bending Notes Up.................................. 187
Part IV: Developing Your Style ................................. 201 Chapter 13: Blues and Rock.......................................................................................... 203 Chapter 14: Headin’ South with Some Country Tunes.............................................. 217 Chapter 15: Fiddlin’ the Night Away with Folk and Celtic Songs and Dance Tunes................................................................................... 227
Part V: Taking Your Music to the World..................... 241 Chapter 16: Putting It All Together — Your Tunes, Your Band, Your Listeners......................................................................................... 243 Chapter 17: Amplifying Your Sound ............................................................................ 255 Chapter 18: Improving Your Harmonica with Repairs and Upgrades..................... 267 Chapter 19: Acquiring More Harps and Other Useful Accessories ......................... 285
Part VI: The Part of Tens .......................................... 293 Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Connect in the Harmonica World .................................... 295 Chapter 21: Way More than Ten Harmonica CDs You Should Hear........................ 301 Part VII: Appendixes ................................................ 307 Appendix A: Tuning Layouts for All Keys ................................................................... 309 Appendix B: About the CD............................................................................................ 315 Index ...................................................................... 327