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Harmonica For Dummies

Published 09-16-2020

<p><b>Wail on</b><b> your harmonica!</b> </p> <p>The harmonica is one of the most popular and versatile instruments in the world. There are several reasons harmonicas are awesomeÂyou can play them anywhere, theyÂre inexpensive, and you can show off in dozens of musical styles. The friendly and pleasingly tuneful <i>Harmonica For Dummies </i>is the fastest and best way to learn for yourself! </p> <p>YouÂll find an easy-to-follow format that takes you from the basics to specialized techniques, with accompanying audio and video content included to make learning even more simple and fun. Before you know it, youÂll be playing jazz in your living room and the blues on your way to work or schoolÂand thatÂs just the prelude to mastering classical riffs. ThatÂs right, the humble harmonica has graced some of the grandest concert halls on planet Earth!  </p> <ul style="margin-bottom: 0in; margin-top: 0in; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; cursor: text; overflow: visible;" type="disc"> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; cursor: text; overflow: visible;">Choose the right harmonica </li> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; cursor: text; overflow: visible;">Enhance your sound with tongue technique </li> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; cursor: text; overflow: visible;">Develop your own style  </li> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; cursor: text; overflow: visible;">Perfect your live performance </li> </ul> <p>The harmonica is awesome to learn, but even more awesome to <i>learn well</i>, and <i>Harmonica For Dummies </i>will get you on the road from being an occasional entertainer to becoming an accomplished live performer.  </p> P.S. If you think this book seems familiar, youÂre probably right. The Dummies team updated the cover and design to give the book a fresh feel, but the content is the same as the previous release of Harmonica For Dummies (9781118880760). The book you see here shouldnÂt be considered a new or updated product. But if youÂre in the mood to learn something new, check out some of our other books. WeÂre always writing about new topics!

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Blues Harmonica For Dummies

Published 07-21-2020

<p><b>Breathe the blues into your harmonica!</b></p> <p>Blues harmonica is the most popular and influential style of harmonica playing, and it forms the basis for playing harmonica in other styles such as rock and country. <i>Blues Harmonica for Dummies</i> gives you a wealth of content devoted to the blues approach&mdash;specific techniques and applications, including bending and making your notes sound richer and fuller with tongue-blocked enhancements; use of amplification to develop a blues sound; blues licks and riffs; constructing a blues harmonica solo; accompanying singers; historical development of blues styles; and important blues players and recordings.</p> <p>The accompanying website features all the musical examples from the book, plus play-along exercises and songs that let you hear the sound you're striving for.</p> <ul> <li>In-depth coverage of major blues harmonica techniques</li> <li>Blues song forms, improvisation, and accompanying singers</li> <li>Information on blues history and personalities</li> </ul> <p>If you're intrigued by the idea of understanding and mastering the compelling (yet mysterious) art of playing blues on the harmonica, <i>Blues Harmonica For Dummies</i> has you covered.</p> <p><i>P.S. If you think this book seems familiar, you're probably right. The Dummies team updated the cover and design to give the book a fresh feel, but the content is the same as the previous release of Blues Harmonica For Dummies (9781118252697). The book you see here shouldn't be considered a new or updated product. But if you're in the mood to learn something new, check out some of our other books. We're always writing about new topics!</i></p>

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