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ePub Mel Bay First Lessons Blues Harmonica download
Author:
David Barrett
ISBN13:
978-0786625536
ISBN:
0786625538
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Mel Bay Publications, Inc.; PAP/COM/DV edition (January 1, 2005)
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David Barrett is the world's leading expert in blues harmonica education . By age twenty, David had released his first book, Building Harmonica Technique, with one of the world’s largest publishers, Mel Bay Publications

David Barrett is the world's leading expert in blues harmonica education. blazing the way in every facet of its education for 28 years. Having played saxophone and trumpet in his youth, David already had a solid musical foundation before playing the harmonica at age fourteen. By age twenty, David had released his first book, Building Harmonica Technique, with one of the world’s largest publishers, Mel Bay Publications. This book was the first serious blues harmonica method to be released in the market. David Barrett is now the world’s most published author of blues harmonica lesson material, with almost 70 book/CD sets and videos published.

David Barrett (born February 6, 1973) is an American blues harmonica player, author and teacher. Barrett started playing the harmonica at age fourteen. At age sixteen Gary Smith took Barrett as a private student. Smith also introduced Barrett to the. Smith also introduced Barrett to the local blues jam scene and even invited him to participate is some of the local harmonica blowouts

David Barrett is the world's most published author of the blues harmonica

David Barrett is the world's most published author of the blues harmonica. Having played saxophone and trumpet for many years David already had a solid musical platform when he started to play the harmonica at age fourteen. By age sixteen he was already playing blues jam sessions and harmonica shows in the California bay area. I've only started on "First Lessons Blues Harmonica Book/CD", but wow! Dave Barrett skips right to playing along with 12-bar segments, even avoiding 2-draws at first to make it easy on real beginners I'm actually moving with the beat and sensing when I should come in.

David Barrett is the world's most published author of the blues harmonica. By age eighteen he was studying music theory in college and started teaching harmonica at local music institutes. By age twenty he released his first book, Building Harmonica Technique, with Mel Bay Publications.

First Lessons The recording includes all of the harmonica parts notated in the book with accompaniment.

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications, Inc. Date Published: 10/19/2015. An exciting beginning blues harmonica course! The ideas presented are solidly in the blues tradition with great sounding bluesy licks to play, even at the beginning level! Topics include Phrasing Concepts (how small pieces of music, called licks, are organized to create a pleasing solo), 12 Bar Blues Theory, Vibrato, Shakes, and Tongue Blocking. The recording includes all of the harmonica parts notated in the book with accompaniment. This book and its recording use a C major diatonic harmonica. Ideas presented solidly in the blues tradition.

Items related to Mel Bay First LEssons Harmonica. David Barrett is the world's most published author of the blues harmonica. David Barrett Mel Bay First LEssons Harmonica. ISBN 13: 9780786665877. David now runs the Harmonica Masterclass Company full time, bringing lesson books, lesson videos, private instruction, and workshops to players all around the world.

This book and its recording use a C major diatonic harmonica. Phrasing concepts, 12 Bar Blues Theory, Shakes, Tongue Blocking.

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An exciting beginning blues harmonica course! The ideas presented are solidly in the blues tradition with great sounding bluesy licks to play, even at the beginning level! Topics include Phrasing Concepts (how small pieces of music, called licks, are organized to create a pleasing solo), 12 Bar Blues Theory, Vibrato, Shakes, and Tongue Blocking. The recording and DVD includes all of the harmonica parts notated in the book with accompaniment. This book and its recording/DVD use a C major diatonic harmonica. •
  • This book teaches you how to play harmonica, it really does. The learning task has been pieced into small enough bites that it's almost painless. Just enough detail in the tablature/music is presented to be informative without being too complicated. For example, all of the licks are played in a shuffle style, but the written music is presented using straight eighth note notation. The shuffle is then subtly introduced on the CD. In an effort to mimic the CD, you'll end up shuffling, but you'll hardly think about it.

    The DVD is a nice surprise. There's a lot of material on it that's not even in the book. For example, David Barrett gives a perfect tutorial on bending draw reeds 1 through 6. If you've been scouring the internet trying to find a good bending lesson and have not been able to pick it up yet, you're like I was before I watched his tutorial. Now I've made a lot of progress.

    Here comes the one bummer about this book. It's printed on such cheap paper that the covers and pages start to curl the moment you unwrap the book.

  • There are certainly many blues harmonica method books out there, all written by accomplished players. What makes this one special is that David Barrett is also an accomplished educator. This book, which includes a cd and also a dvd, basically "cuts to the chase" in what you need to do the play blues harp. If you put in the time, follow the book, you will be able to play.

  • This is a VERY BASIC book. When they say "First Lessons" they mean it. If you are a true beginner this is a fun little book.

  • Gives a good basic start to the harmonica. They really thought about everything for beginners. Im just starting to feel comfortable with the harp but its only been three weeks!

  • This book is a classic. David Barrett gets you started learning not just the harmonica, but the essence of blues from the start. Each exercise, chorus, and the final song are very bluesy. So you will not only learn a lot, but you'll enjoy doing it. I have been studying with David Barrett now for 2 1/2 years and this book prepared me excellently for my current studies. Each concept that you need to know to proceed is clearly spelled out in book form AND CD! Underlying every lesson are habits and good training for the blues that you will pick up by example without even knowing it, for example, chorus forms, or the structure of each chorus. I never understood how people found their way around on the harmonica, let alone bent notes, or improvised or wrote songs, but I'm doing all of these things now. And this book was the foundation.

    One thing you might want to try with the book: At the time of its writing most people believed you should start playing the harmonica by puckering (pursing the lips), so David teaches that. It has since been recognized that it's no difference to start right off tongue blocking (explained at the back of the book). However, you still might like to try both, for the experience and understanding of both, but, if you're like me and want to get going with the good stuff fast, skip the puckering and do the whole book straight away with tongue blocking.

    If you want to add extra support to your studies, he's in many other media. Any Hohner C and A harmonica are good to start with. The 2 draw is hard to sound. Be patient. Trial and error. It will happen. There's nothing wrong with your harmonica. You will probably be hard on your "harp" at first, so don't get anything expensive.

    P.S. Do not, I repeat, do not quit when you get to bending in the next books. You'll learn to do dip bends in this book. It's done by trial and error, but it DOES come. Just have faith and keep trying. I couldn't do it at first. Trial and error and faith, now I can! See you on the blues scene.

    Annamarie Jackson

  • I've followed the classic routes of Jon Gindick and Jerry Portnoy blues harmonica material. I say classic in that everywhere I read online, people pointed at these. In the end, they made me feel like I was going to end up a straight harp player the rest of my life. Portnoy's 3-CD set focuses exclusively on technique, while Jon assumes that the reader has some comfort in 'playing what you feel'. I learned a number of Jon's licks, but had no comfort in playing them alongside a jam-track. My gut would sting everytime he we would play and I had no idea what he was doing on the "Rock-and-Blues Harmonica" CD.

    Finally, I think I have the right book in front of me. I just ordered a whole 'beginners set' from Harmonica MasterClass. I've only started on "First Lessons Blues Harmonica Book/CD", but wow! Dave Barrett skips right to playing along with 12-bar segments, even avoiding 2-draws at first to make it easy on real beginners. Playing along with these segments is fun...I'm actually moving with the beat and sensing when I should come in. The instruction material is almost spartan, but he makes what you are supposed to do clear (unlike the Instant Piano guy on PBS that takes half an hour to get to the revelation that the left hand plays chords and the right plays the melody).

    The lessons expain different phrasing styles of blues, giving some structure to learn how to jam later on. And the lessons do get more complicated, but they don't look hard. The fact is that they are lessons, that you can jump right in and practice with, and so I've found a new commitment to really practice, not just noodle.

    Included is music, not just 'tab', which makes following the timing so much easier (especially important to keep track of the 12-bar progression).

    It finally ends with a whole song to jam thru, given all the notes to play. Being able to play this song is a goal for me, a mark of achievement, something those other guys aparently don't understand is important to a beginner.

    If I can just help one other person like myself, all this typing will have been worth it.