Harmonica For Dummies (Book And Cd) Paperback – 5 Sep 2008
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From the Back Cover
The fun and easy way to make the harmonica sing and perfect your playing technique! Are you hankering to play the harmonica? This easy–to–read, practice–oriented guide gives you step–by–step instruction to get you making music in no time! Even if you′re an experienced harmonica player, this book is packed with tips to take your playing to the next level. Explore your first harmonica — learn how to hold a harp, make your first sounds, and keep it clean Find your rhythm — play single notes and simple melodies; shape your sounds with your hands, tongue, and throat Bend notes with ease — make that wonderful wailing sound Grow beyond the basics — play one harp in many keys, hone your abilities with challenging melodies, and learn how to overblow Play popular music styles — from blues and rock to country, folk, and Celtic Take it to the streets — develop a repertoire of tunes, play with other musicians, amplify your sound, and perform for an audience Open the book and find: The basics of music theory Helpful diagrams of tongue and mouth action Music notation and tablature for all the music in the book Tips for playing chords, scales, licks, and riffs Advice on making simple repairs and upgrades Info on nifty accessories Harmonica resources and groups Tuning layouts for all 12 keys of diatonic harmonicas Bonus CD Includes All the musical examples from the book, so you can play along and hear the sound you′re striving for Audio files that let you either play along with the recorded harmonica or play solo with the backing band
About the Author
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 of HIP (the Harmonica Information Publication) .
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It takes as long as you want to become a Master Harmonica Player/Tutor with any book/booklet/cd/dvd simply because you do not put the time it takes to reach those dizzying those heights, as we all know, and I must do that as well. I just do a little, but not nearly enough. If you are, and I hope to be, motivated (Think of those days in a hyper-successful modern band, or Supreme Harmonica soloist, etc (it's the love of it/skill/enjoyment/then living.(Then the money, I suppose).
You may have a natural skill or ear or ear & relax (this musical instrument is also good for your health. Unless you swallow it). Or just raw talent for the Harmonica?
This publication with Cd is a must for your Harmonica pillowcase filler to be used, especially with a Harmonica and made your closer Harmonica Tutor/Master.
All involved in this thorough Harmonica Instrument Tutor or friendly guide, as I always admit to those Involved - from the carbon from the air making the trees to make the paper that made my copy of this book (ditto metals extraction and CDeed or DVDeed especially produced for my copy of my book&CD with the friendly-non "DUMMIES" publication because it is friendly and the book with CD start a simple level and get progressively...you know what! It is all friendly, though, and hit the target, if not on time, BEFORE time in my case.
Winslow Yerxa is a GENIUS where this publication: "Harmonica For Dummies (Book And Cd)...
Let Winslow via all the people who brought this true GENIUS (Not me...I mean Winslow) help you play the Harmonica in a whole number of easy to progressive tunes into a whole new life for yourself and a brave new future from these humble beginnings.
There are many other learning Harmonica books out,but this has everything if you want to play harp this book will be your bible.I strongly recommend it.