Harmonica Americana e-book plus Vol. 1 and 2 Audio Lessons
Harmonica Americana book and both amazing cds!
The book, a beautiful song book , with wonderful illustrations, and text.
CD Volume I: The Lesson CD, which Plays Every Song Slowly...and gives you expert advice on breathing, articulation and tone.
CD Volume II The Concert Play Along -- which features Jon, playing guitar and singing on every song for your play along and listening enjoyment. This is simple, fun music, and you are invited to play along.
Great for Seniors, Kids, and People Who Aren't Particularly Blues Fans....
Learn to pucker up and play a haunting Danny Boy, and incredible blues-inspired "America the Beautiful," a side splitting, lip-burning "Turkey in the Straw" and 27 other great songs. You need a C diatonic harmonica.
This book does not teach blues. It focuses on 1st position or "straight harp" campfire type melodies that everyone knows. Songs are notated for harmonica with simple guitar chords.
The book and 2 cds was published in 1995.
Songs notated and played slowly on volume I on C harp are:
Beautiful Dreamer, When the Saints Go Marchin, Down by the Riverside, Red River Valley, Down in the Valley, When Irish Eyes Are Smiling, Old Rugged Cross, Amazing Grace. Star Spangled Banner, Frankie and Johnnie, On Top of Old Smokey, Battle Hymm of the Republic, Old Folks at Home, Oh Susanna, Amazing Grace. Auld Lang Sign, America the Beautiful, Turkey in the Straw, Danny Boy, Stars and Stripes Forever, Brahams Lullabye, The Ol Grey Mare and many others.
In Volume II Jon plays the songs with guitar, harmonica and vocals. Play along, sing along, or use the guitar chords to strum along.
Included is an illustrated history of the harmonica, how it originated as the Chinese sheng, and came to the United States. Basic techniques such as cupping, single notes, moving the harp are included in both book and cd.
On your mp3 downloads, files that begin with a number are for CD1. Files that start with the initials, and then the number are for volume II.