Teach Yourself to Play Harmonica Book, CD and Harmonica Set
Learn to play the harmonica and open up a brand new world of musical knowledge with this exciting method from Alfred. Beginners of all ages can start their journey to a lifetime of musical enjoyment. Beginning with the fundamentals, you will learn about various harmonica types, how to care for and groom your very own harmonica, how to hold and break it in and getting acquainted with harmonica notation. You will then move right along to playing different notes, chords, and songs, lesson by lesson. You will learn advanced techniques such as bending notes, cross harp, and improvisation, which will assist you in coloring your musical creations with your own unique style. Upon completion of this book you will be able to play the harmonica in all styles, perform with a band, understand the basics of improvising, and know how to read music.
The book features the following resources for reference during and after your lessons:
This book is for diatonic and chromatic harmonicas and teaches you how to play through an easy-to-understand, step-by-step system.
This series is designed for beginning musicians. Each book starts right at the beginning, introducing the instrument and proper finger positions. Students then learn notes, rhythms, important chords, music reading, intervals, symbols, scales, and other musical concepts related to the instrument they are learning. This step-by-step approach uses songs which allow students to practice what they're learning. Things start out simple, and progress in difficulty as the student moves ahead. To enable students to hear the exercises and songs played properly, a CD is available which contains all the music from the book. This way, students can listen or even play along with the music. Another wonderful addition to the program is the CD-ROM, which uses the same approach as the book. It teaches all of the same lessons and concepts, allows you to hear the music via the computer, and even has an interactive song player so you can see the music played, change the tempo or audio levels, or record as you play. - Melissa