Blues Grooves For Harmonica Book/CD Set

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98951CDB

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Blues Grooves for Harmonica 
by Doc Span & Ross Williams 

Product Number: 98951CDB 
ISBN: 0786664541 
Publisher: Mel Bay Pub., Inc. 
Difficulty Level: Beginning-Intermediate 
Format: Book/CD Set

This audio CD and booklet presents 10 backing tracks for you to practice soloing. Each track is recorded twice, once with harmonica and once without. Improve your timing by keeping up with a professional group. Develop a bank of riffs while playing with a solid blues backing. Learn new phrasing techniques. Playing along will stimulate your powers of improvisation. Listening carefully to what each instrument is doing will help you emulate it or just blend in, picking up rhythm patterns and playing your favorite melody over some of the tracks. Become acquainted with different blues grooves. It's good fun and great practice whatever your level of proficiency. The booklet contains basic instruction on rhythm, tone, melody, harmony, tongue blocking, improvisation, positions and scales, bending notes, and more.

CONTENTS

CD: 
1, 2: fast shuffle 
3, 4: 16th feel, light funk 
5, 6: straight 8th feel 
7, 8: slow 4/4 
9, 10: moderate shuffle 
11, 12: acoustic tune 
13, 14: minor boogie 
15, 16: swing 
17, 18: 12/8 slow blues 
19, 20: mambo feel

Booklet: 
Get the most from the CD 
Some details 
Brief history 
Playing the blues 
Rock, funk, and rhythm & blues

Elements of Music 
Rhythm 
Tone 
Melody 
Harmony

Tips 
Tongue blocking 
Dynamics 
Tremolo 
Style 
Harmonicas

Improvisation 
Turnarounds 
Triplets & syncopation

Positions & scales 
Circle of fifths 
First position 
Second position 
More second position 
Third position cross harp

Bending notes 
What's bending? 
How to bend notes using the C harmonica 
More bending

Positions & chords 
A few tunes 
Glossary



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