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Mel Bay's complete classic Chicago blues harp

Author: David Barrett, (Harmonica player)
Publisher: Pacific, Mo. : Mel Bay Publications, ©1995.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Methods (Music)
Methods (Blues) Self-instruction
Document Type: Musical Score
All Authors / Contributors: David Barrett, (Harmonica player)
ISBN: 0786605316 9780786605316
OCLC Number: 33892890
Description: 1 score (144 pages) : portraits ; 30 cm
Contents: Up front. Thoughts from the author ; Book structure ; A means to an end ; Harmonica notation ; Fast track lesson plan --
Getting familiar with your harmonica. Harmonica construction and pitch set ; Choosing a harmonica ; Holding your harmonica ; The embouchure ; Harmonica exercises ; Chapter 2 review --
Getting started with notation. Why do I have to read notated rhythms? ; Standard notation & articulation ; Swing eighths ; Straight rhythms ; Chapter 3 review --
A musical foundation for the soloist. Playing in 1st position ; 12 bar blues & positions ; 2nd position & its root notes ; 12 bar blues root note exercises ; Chapter 4 review --
Straight forward blues: part 1. Lower cross harp scale ; Hot licks & blues bits 1 ; 12 bar jam 1A-1C ; New techniques (The glissando & phrasing; Turnarounds & V-IV-I transitions; 12 bar blues phrasing; Two hole shakes; Blues break & song endings) ; Hot licks & blues bits 2 ; 12 bar jam 2A & 2B ; Chapter 5 review --
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 --
Straight forward blues: part 2. Upper cross harp scale ; Hot licks & blues bits 3 ; 12 bar jams 3A-3D ; Triplet exercises --
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 ; New techniques (The throat vibrato; Starting at the bottom) ; Bending exercises ; New technique : the dip bend --
Classic Chicago blues songs. Out of breath / by David Barrett ; I'm ready / by Willie Dixon ; Baby please don't go / by Mary Johnson --
Section 1 review. Techniques for bluesier playing. What is 2nd position : a deeper look ; Blues scales (General blues scales; Cross harp blues scale; Musical example: Blues scale scream; Musical example: Steppin' lightly) ; Quarter-tone Bends ; The Bent Vibrato ; Chapter 10 review --
Tongue blocking. Using tongue blocking to create a single hole ; The tongue slap ; Hot licks & blues bits 6 ; 12 bar jam 6A & 6B ; Octave embouchure ; Hot licks & blues bits 7 / 12 bar jam 7A, 7B, 7C ; New techniques (The flutter tongue; Octave substitution) ; Hot licks & blues bits 8 ; 12 bar jam 8A, 8B ; 12 bar jam 8C, octave substitution and phrasing --
Blow bends & 1st position. Upper and lower cross harp scale ; Upper and lower cross harp scale example ; High end blow bends & blues scale ; High end blow bends mouth diagram ; 1st position explained ; 1st position root notes & 12 bar blues progression ; Using blow bends for expression ; Hot licks & blues bits 9 ; 12 bar jam 9A ; Starting in the bent position ; Hot licks & blues bits 10 ; 12 bar jam 10A --
3rd position & other extended positions. Where positions received their name ; Position criteria ; Generalizing positions ; Soloing in 3rd position ; Draw harp blues scale ; 3rd position chords & root notes ; 12 bar jam 11A, B, & C --
Section 2 review --
Classic Chicago blues songs. I'm ready / by Willie Dixon --
Chapter review answers.
Other Titles: Complete classic Chicago blues harp
Chicago blues harp
Responsibility: by David Barrett.

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