No instrument is as portable and versatile as the harmonica. This method book will have you ready to jump into a jam session any time, any place, in any style!
Beginners of all ages start with the basics including how to care for a harmonica, how to hold a harmonica, and getting acquainted with harmonica notation. Moving through each lesson you will learn to play different notes, chords, and songs. Later lessons demonstrate advanced techniques including bending notes, cross harp, and improvisation to help you develop your own personal style. After completing this book you will be able to read music, perform in all styles and understand the basics of improvising.
The book features the following resources for reference during and after your lessons:
- Licks in the style of well-known performers
- Complete harmonica note chart
- Blues progressions in various keys
The accompanying CD provides a helpful reference for play-along and practice.
This book is for diatonic and chromatic harmonicas and teaches you how to play through an easy-to-understand, step-by-step system.