A sourcebook? The sourcebook! Tom Ball is the author of what must be the definitive guide to the style and harp licks of the late Sonny Terry. Licks are arranged according to their difficulty and tempo. Each selection of licks can be heard on the CD, while the book annotates them in an easy to follow harp tablature. Besides 70 famous licks from Sonny, this book contains some quick harmonica lessons, information on Sonny’s style.
“Sonny Terry has got to be explained to the people or his art will go over their head. By understanding Sonny Terry, you will learn how to enjoy and live in the real people’s music that is on a train that’s bound for glory.” – Woody Guthrie, 1946.