Harmonica Course for Beginners - Notation and Tablature
Dieter Kropp
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Edition: Paperback Book & CD Package, Harmonica

Description: 64 Pages

The harmonica, especially the blues harp, is a fascinating musical instrument. Although originally intended for the playing of mostly simple melodies and traditional folk songs, its extraordinary sound can be found in almost every musical context today, such as pop music, folk songs, children songs, gospel, jazz, blues, rock'n'roll or country music. Its distinctive sound is at home everywhere.

"Blues Harp Basics" offers a first small step into this world and wants to give you the opportunity of learning the first basic playing techniques in a brief and easy-to-understand form.

Most of the songs and examples from the book are included on the accompanying CD and therefore vital when learning how to play the harp.

Beginning level.


1. The instrument
"Blues harp" - what is that?
Note range
Holding the instrument
Playing single notes

2. The first songs
There you go!
Merrily we roll along
Row, row, row your boat
This old man
Twinkle, twinkle, little star
Auf der Mauer, auf der Lauer
Mein Hut, der hat drei Ecken
Alle Vogel sind schon da
For he's a jolly good fellow
Camptown races
Bound for the rio grande
X-tra: add color to your playing

3. The Blues
12-bar Blues progression
Go for it
Straight harp 1st position
Blues playing Blues sound
Checkin' it out
... something else on breathing
Blues with a bending
Bending - the technique
The cross harp table

4. Appendix
Closing remarks
CD tracklist