Anyone can learn to play harmonica with this first book of
the HarmonicaLessons.com Beginning Diatonic Harmonica Book
Series. 90 pages of clear, concise
explanations for beginners of all ages. No prior music
experience is necessary.
*FREE audio examples for book buyers at
HarmonicaLessons.com (see Chapter 9 of book).
This book is designed for a standard 10-hole diatonic
harmonica (preferably in the key of "C") and includes:
Techniques, tips, lessons plans, blues jamming, and 10
Fun Songs (you don't need to read music to play them).
Songs | Scales:
- Amazing Grace
- Jingle Bells
- Mary Had A Little Lamb
- Row, Row, Row Your Boat
- Brahm's Lullaby
- Frere Jacques
- Joy to the World
- Oh Susanna
- Home on the Range
- Major Scale
- Almost Blues Scale
- 6 Easy-to-Play Blues Riffs
- The "Almost Blues Scale"
- Six Weeks of Lesson Plans
- Learn Single Notes
- Bending notes
- Breathing Technique
- 1st and 2nd Positions Explained
- Jamming and Improv Tips
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Clear and Straight
"I'd just like to say
that your instruction is fantastic, and explains the
harmonica in such a clear and straight forward way that
it makes learning a pleasure. Thanks!"
Los Angeles, USA
Ideal for any beginning
"This large-format paperback is
ideal for any beginning
harmonica player because Dave Gage is a master of
blending theory and practice in just the right proportions
. He also knows that "keep it simple" is not enough
unless wedded to "make it fun." That Gage can do both
things without talking down to his instrument or his
audience is a marvel in itself.
The song tabs in the book are easy to read, and the
conversational writing style relies heavily on bulleted
lists to good effect. Crisp black and white photographs
are used intelligently throughout.
Basic harmonica instruction can be found in many places,
but I know of no other book or pamphlet that offers that
in an attractive package together with jamming tips and
shortcuts, observations on the difference between
practicing and playing, lesson plans on a six-week cycle,
North Carolina, USA