Playing the Harmonica
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Playing the Harmonica

By Dave Oliver

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Format: Hardback, 64 pages
Other Information: Colour illustrations throughout
Published In: United Kingdom, 22 May 2008
"Playing the Harmonica" is a great kit for older children, teens and adults. It contains a fully-illustrated 64-page book all about the harmonica plus a genuine 10-hole blues harmonica in the key of C.Using clear text and colourful, easy to follow illustrations, the book shows how to play the harmonica in a variety of styles from country and folk to blues and rock, and then gives 20 well-known tunes to get started on right away. Within minutes of opening the box, the child could be playing real music on their harmonica - one of the coolest and most versatile instruments around.Once the basics have been mastered, the book goes on to give lots of tips and ideas for refining the sound and becoming a more advanced player.The book also includes sections on the history of the harmonica, on the different types of harmonica and on how to care for them. It also profiles some of the harmonica's greatest players - from blues masters such as Little Walter to classical and jazz maestros like Larry Adler and Toots Thielmans.
EAN: 9781905339273
ISBN: 1905339275
Publisher: Haldane Mason Ltd
Dimensions: 16.5 x 12.4 centimeters (0.40 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years

About the Author

Dave Oliver is a journalist and writer specializing in music, technology and popular culture. In his spare time he gigs around London playing bass and harmonica in blues and soul bands.

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