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Harmonica For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-88076-0
Paperback
408 pages
November 2014
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Other Available Formats: E-book
Introduction  1

Part I: Getting Started with Harmonica  5

Chapter 1: What Is This Thing Called Harp?  7

Chapter 2: Becoming a Harmonica Owner  13

Chapter 3: Making Your First Harmonica Sounds  29

Chapter 4: Relating to Notes, Scales, and Chords  51

Part II: Starting to Make Some Music  71

Chapter 5: I Hear a Melody: Playing Single Notes  73

Chapter 6: Shaping Your Sound  99

Chapter 7: Enhancing Your Sound with Your Tongue on the Harp  123

Chapter 8: Bending Notes  145

Chapter 9: Positions: Playing One Harp in Many Keys  173

Part III: Growing Beyond the Basics  195

Chapter 10: Fancy Playing: Developing Flair and Speed  197

Chapter 11: Mastering New Songs  215

Chapter 12: Behind the Hidden Treasure: Bending Notes Up  225

Part IV: Developing Your Style  241

Chapter 13: Rockin’ and Bluesin’  243

Chapter 14: Expressing Yourself with Some Folk and Gospel Melodies  263

Chapter 15: Fiddlin’ the Night Away with Traditional Dance Tunes  279

Part V: Taking It to the World  295

Chapter 16: Putting It All Together — Your Tunes, Your Band, Your Listeners  297

Chapter 17: Amplifying Your Sound  309

Chapter 18: Improving Your Harmonica with Repairs and Upgrades  323

Part VI: The Part of Tens  343

Chapter 19: Ten (Or More) Ways to Connect in the Harmonica World  345

Chapter 20: Way More Than Ten Harmonica Albums You Should Hear  353

Part VII: Appendixes  359

Appendix A: Tuning Layouts for All Keys  361

Appendix B: Audio Tracks and Video Clips  367

Index 377

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