First Lessons Blues Harmonica by David Barrett is an exciting set-by-step instruction course for the ten-hole diatonic harmonica. This book comes with online audio and video. The ideas presented are solidly in the blues tradition with great sounding bluesy licks to play, even at the beginning level!
Topics include Phrasing Concepts (how small pieces of music, called licks, are organized to create a pleasing solo), 12 Bar Blues Theory, Vibrato, Shakes, and Tongue Blocking.
The recording includes all of the harmonica parts notated in the book with accompaniment. This book and its recording use a C major diatonic harmonica.
• Ideas presented solidly in the blues tradition.
• Phrasing concepts, 12 Bar Blues Theory, Shakes, Tongue Blocking.
• Uses C major diatonic harp.
• Includes access to online audio and video.