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Classic Chicago Blues Harp #1 Level 2

Complete Blues Harmonica Lesson Series

By David Barrett

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Harmonica (Diatonic) - Beginning-Intermediate
Complete Blues Harmonica Lesson Series. Composed by David Barrett. Saddle-stitched, Solos. Harmonica Masterclass Lesson. Blues. Book/CD Set. 80 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.99106BCD).

Item Number: MB.99106BCD
ISBN 9780786656585. Blues. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

Classic Chicago Blues Harp #1 is the second level lesson book in the Harmonica Masterclass Lesson Series. This book starts with more songs, exercises, and rhythm training, then leads you through a variety of bending techniques. You'll also learn many other more advanced techniques used by professional players, such as shakes, glissandos, breaks, and the different types of throat vibrato. This book will help you learn to use all of these techniques within a musical context. At the end of each chapter, you'll find review questions to help you make sure that you understood the main points covered. The D harmonica is used for most of the material in this book, but harmonicas in keys of A and C are also used.

  • Chapter 1 - Up Front 
  • Thoughts from the Author 
  • Book Structure 
  • A Means to and End 
  • Harmonica Notation 
  • Fast Track Lesson Plan 
  • Chapter 2 - Getting Familiar with your Harmonica 
  • Harmonica Construction and Pitch Set 
  • Choosing a Harmonica 
  • Holding Your Harmonica Embouchure 
  • Exercises 
  • Chapter 2 Review 
  • Chapter 3 - Getting Started with Notation 
  • Why do I Have to Read Notated Rhythms? 
  • Rhythm Training 
  • Swing Eighths 
  • Straight Rhythms 
  • Chapter 3 Review 
  • Chapter 4 - A Musical Foundation for the Soloist 
  • Playing in 1st Position 
  • 12 Bar Blues & Positions 
  • 2nd Position & It's Root Notes 
  • 12 Bar Blues Root Note Exercises 
  • Chapter 4 Review 
  • Chapter 5 - Straight Forward Blues: Part 1 
  • Lower Cross Harp Scale 
  • Hot Licks K Blues Bits 1 
  • 12 Bar Jam 1A-1C 
  • New Techniques: 
  • The Glissando & Phrasing 
  • Turnarounds 8 V-IV-I Transitions 
  • 12 Bar Blues Phrasing 
  • Two Hole Shakes 
  • Blues Break & Song Endings 
  • Hot Licks 8 Blues Bits 2 
  • 12 Bar Jam 2A & 2B 
  • Chapter 5 Review 
  • Chapter 6 - Bending: Part 1 
  • What is a Bend? 
  • The Major Scale 
  • Natural Pitch Set & Bending 
  • Draw Bending 
  • Extra Help & Common Bending Problems 
  • Blow Bends 
  • Chapter 6 Review 
  • Chapter 7 - Straight Forward Blues: Part 2 
  • Upper Cross Harp Scale 
  • Hot Licks & Blues Bits 3 
  • 12 Bar Jams 3A-3D 
  • Triplet Exercises 
  • Chapter 8 - Bending: Part 2 
  • New Technique: Bending for Expression 
  • 12 Bar Jams 4A, 4B, & 4C 
  • New Technique: Stopping at the Bottom 
  • Hot Licks & Blues Bits 5 
  • 12 Bar Jams 5A, 5B, & 5C 
  • The Throat Vibrato 
  • Starting at the Bottom 
  • Bending Exercises 
  • New Technique: The Dip Send 
  • Out of Breath, By David Barrett 
  • I'm Ready, By Willie Dixon 
  • Baby Please Don't Go, By Mary Johnson 
  • Chapter 9 - Section 1 Review 
  • Harmonica Reference & Position Chart 
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Complete Blues Harmonica Lesson Series

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  • February 06, 2008 Wish I'd got this ten years ago

    This book/CD filled in a lot of gaps in my technique and accellerated my understanding and ability exponentially; for years I'd hear other really good players and wonder how the hell they get certain sounds. Now I know. Wish I'd had this book ten years ago.

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