Harmonica For Dummies

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Are you hankering to play the harmonica? Harmonica For Dummies is an easy-to-read practice guide that gives you step-by-step instructions and gets you making music in no time! Even if you’re an experienced harmonica player, this jump-in-anywhere...

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Winslow Yerxa is a harmonica player with thirty years' experience in a wide variety of musical styles. He is also known internationally as a teacher, author, musical arranger, and recording artist, and is former editor ofHIP (the Harmonica Information Publication).
Are you hankering to play the harmonica? Harmonica For Dummies is an easy-to-read practice guide that gives you step-by-step instructions and gets you making music in no time! Even if you’re an experienced harmonica player, this jump-in-anywhere reference is packed with tips and playing techniques that will take your skills to the next level.

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

  • Play right out of the box with little or no experience using an inexpensive 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 Dummies will get you wailing in no time!

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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ISBN 9780470337295
Genre MUSIC / Musical Instruments / General
Pages 340
Publisher Date 2008-09-09 00:00:00.0
Publisher For Dummies
Copyright Year 2008
Height 9.0 in
Wdth 7.5 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 1.25 lb
Language English
Series Name For Dummies (Sports & Hobbies)
Audience General/trade
Authors Yerxa, Winslow

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  • Harmonica for Dummies

    So far, a great resource. Just started fooling around with the harmonica and since I've been happy with other "For Dummies" manuals I figured I'd give this one a try. It really does take you from the VERY beginning into some pretty advanced technique. The CD is invaluable, especially if you can download it to your iPod or other MP3 type player. That way you you get both the visual reinforcement (the book) and you can hear what it's supposed to sound like. I would highly recommend this to any harmonica beginner, and there is some pretty good stuff even for the more advance players. advanced harp players.

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