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Alfred's Teach Yourself to Play Harmonica

Everything You Need to Know to Start Playing Now!

By Steven Manus

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Harmonica - Beginner
Everything You Need to Know to Start Playing Now!. Composed by Steven Manus. Method/Instruction; Miscellaneous Instrument - Harmonica. Teach Yourself Series. Book. 72 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.4648).

Item Number: AP.4648
ISBN 0882846892.

Learn to play the harmonica and open up a brand new world of musical knowledge with this exciting method from Alfred. Beginners of all ages can start their journey to a lifetime of musical enjoyment. Beginning with the fundamentals, you will learn about various harmonica types, how to care for and groom your very own harmonica, how to hold and break it in and getting acquainted with harmonica notation. You will then move right along to playing different notes, chords, and songs, lesson by lesson. You will learn advanced techniques such as bending notes, cross harp, and improvisation, which will assist you in coloring your musical creations with your own unique style. Upon completion of this book you will be able to play the harmonica in all styles, perform with a band, understand the basics of improvising, and know how to read music.

The book features the following resources for reference during and after your lessons:
* Licks in the style of your favorite performers
* Complete harmonica note chart
* Blues progressions in various keys

This book is for diatonic and chromatic harmonicas and teaches you how to play through an easy-to-understand, step-by-step system.

Be your own teacher, and let Alfred be your resource every step of the way.

About Teach Yourself Series

Be your own teacher, and let Alfred's Teach Yourself series guide you every step of the way. Beginners of all ages can start their journey to a lifetime of musical enjoyment. Each method begins with basic fundamentals, such as hand position, holding the instrument, and getting acquainted with standard musical notation. Then move along to playing well-known songs -- all as you continue to increase your ever-growing ability to read music and understand your instrument. You will learn to play in an array of musical styles, including pop, blues, folk, and more. Alfred's Teach Yourself series opens up a brand-new world of musical knowledge and gives you everything you need to know to start playing now!