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Harmonica For Dummies (Book And Cd) Paperback – 5 Sep 2008

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  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; Pap/Cdr edition (5 Sept. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 047033729X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470337295
  • Product Dimensions: 18.7 x 2 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 61 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 164,719 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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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