Harmonica Books

41lishwwbxlImprove your jazz improvisation by learning the bebop scales on your chromatic harmonica. Topics include the Major, Minor and Dominant Bebop Scales. Most of the examples cited in this book to help students master the harmonica and jazz improvisation are available to download from a URL (web link) included inside.

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In Yvonnick Prene’s Bluesette: Jazz Improvisation Guide, you’ll learn the Improvisation devices, chord scales, arpeggios, scales and patterns for the jazz progression of the one of the most popular jazz standard, Bluesette. Prené plays all examples to help students master the harmonica and jazz improvisation — all available to download from a URL (web link) included inside.

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51scmj8nbjl-1Regardless of where you are on your journey as a chromatic harmonica player, here is a practical way to improve your jazz improvisation . Quickly. Through these 15 simple exercises on All The Things You Are. Topics: Pevot Technique, Arpeggios, Modes, Guide Tones and Patterns. Prené plays all examples to help students master the harmonica — all available to download from a URL (web link) included inside.

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Easy Harmonica Songbook for Diatonic HarmonicaBeginner diatonic harmonica players will enjoy this selection of famous songs written in solfege and tablature notation. The book contains also over 60 audio examples, chords for guitar/piano, lyrics and various essential scales for diatonic harmonica. Including: A-Tisket A-Tasket * After You’ve Gone * Alouette * Amazing Grace * Alphabet Song * Are You From Dixie? * Blue Danube * Blues Comes Down the Seine * Blues for Toots…

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The purpose of this book is to bring to the beginners and confirmed harmonica players an encyclopedia of licks from witch they can learn and use while improvising alone or with a band. The great harmonica players often mixed spontaneous original ideas with well known licks to create new solos. Most of the time licks and riffs are “borrowed”, adapted and mutated into new ones. It is rare when someone comes up with a totally fresh approach without relying on the tradition meaning blues phrases, riffs and scales. The following licks were inspired by musical improvisations of blues legends such as Junior Wells, Slim Harpo, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Little Walter, Big Walter Horton, James Cotton, Howlin’ Wolf and Jean-Jacques Milteau.

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This book presents to chromatic harmonica students a carefully graded collection of the world’ s finest classical music arranged for chromatic harmonica. It contains in a progressive order a selection of 50 songs including: A-Tisket A-Tasket * After You’ve Gone * Alouette * Amazing Grace * Alphabet Song * Are You From Dixie? * Blue Danube * Blues Comes Down the Seine * Blues for Toots * Camptown Races * Clementine * Dear Old Stockholm * For Elise * For He’s a Good Fello * Frere Jacques * Greensleeves * Gymnopedie n1 * Gymnopedie n2 * Habanera* Happy Birthday Song * Hark! The Herald Angels Sing * House of The Rising Sun * Hudson Blues * I Have Been Working on the Railroad * Key to The Highway * La Valse d’Amy * L.E.S Blues * Michael Row the Boat Ashore * Mary Had a Little Lamb * Ode to Joy * Oh! Suzanna * Peg of My Heart * Red River Valley * Rock-a-Bye Baby * Sarabande * She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain * Shortnin’Bread * St Louis Blues * The Entertainer* They Can’t Take That Away From Me * Twinkle Twinkle * The Comedian * The Marine’s Hymn* This Old Man * Tom Dooley * Wah Wah Blues * Wall Street Blues * Wedding March * We Wish You a Merry Christmas *Wienglied* When The Saints Go Marching In * Worried Man Blues

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In this book, methods for learning jazz standards, practicing jazz improvisation utilizing scales and arpeggios are discussed, along with other essential tools for developing musicianship. Includes 8 Etudes based on Jazz Standards and featuring a variety of styles and chord progressions + Over 40 Exercises + Audio Recordings of each example + Harmonica Tabs. Prene offers a practical guide with a realistic approach.

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Classical Themes for Chromatic Harmonica presents to chromatic harmonica students a carefully graded collection of the world’ s finest classical music arranged for chromatic harmonica. It contains in a progressive order a selection of 19 classical pieces including: Spring (Vivaldi) Pavane (Faure) Ode to Joy (Beethoven) Habanera (Bizet) Bridal March (Wagner) Gymnopedie No.1 (Satie) Symphonie Fantastique (Berlioz) Ecossaise (Beethoven) Lullaby (Brahms) Blue Danube (Strauss) March in D Major (CP Bach) Wiegenlield (Brahms) Air (J.S Bach) Swan Theme (Tchaikovsky) Sarabande (Pachelbel) Gavotte (Haendel) Brindsi (Verdi) For Elise (Beethoven) Wedding March (Mendelssohn) An audio recording of a professional soloist playing all the etudes is included (download link at the end of the book).

 

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100 Jazz Patterns for Chromatic Harmonica is the idea book for beginner harmonica players seeking a well-organized, easy-to-follow encyclopedia of scales and exercises, as well as professionals who want to develop their knowledge of jazz improvisation and take it to new heights. This book features a foreword and introduction by Yvonnick Prené, a discography and more for harmonica enthusiasts of any level. The book contains over 100 Jazz patterns, Major and Minor scales, Bebop scales, Popular modes, Hanon-type warm up exercises — written in all keys, in standard notation and harmonica tabs. It also includes licks in the style of Toots Thielemans, Stevie Wonder and Larry Adler. As an instructor of the harmonica, Prené has skillfully and carefully selected the jazz patterns in this guide to entice and challenge students. Prené plays all patterns and examples to help students master the harmonica — all available to download from a URL (web link) included inside.  Available on Kindle and Paperback Edition.

 

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This book showcases solo transcriptions and themes from Yvonnick’s critically acclaimed albums “Breathe” and “Wonderful World”presented in standard notation and tablature for chromatic harmonica. Here we have 8 of Yvonnick’s hand picked favorites representing a wide range of different styles and grooves.

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Following the success of 100 Jazz Patterns for Chromatic Vol 1, this second volume contains brand new patterns, exercises and scales in all 12 keys. This is the ideal book for beginner harmonica players seeking a well-organized, easy-to-follow encyclopedia of scales and exercises, as well as professionals who want to develop their knowledge of jazz improvisation and take it to new heights.

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