The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing the Harmonica
With The Complete Idiot's Guide "RM" to Playing the Harmonica, you, too, can learn to play the harmonica like a professional musician!
-- This book will teach the beginner the fundamentals of a variety of musical forms-blues, rock, jazz, bluegrass, and more.
-- The Complete Idiot's Guide "RM" To Playing the Harmonica will feature instruction on a number of musical forms (jazz, rock, blues, etc.), while all of the other books on this subject focus on only one musical form.
-- The Complete Idiot's Guide "RM" to Guitar and Drums have both performed well -- 67,500 and 33,500 copies sold respectively.
The Complete Idiot's Guide "RM" to Playing the Harmonica will be the ultimate learning text for the aspiring "harpist" (as harmonica players are called). The reader will learn to play the harmonica in three bsic stages -- beginner, intermediate, and advanced, with a heavy emphasis on actual practice exercises. The book will emphasize blues, rock, bluegrass, folk, and jazz; it is designed to appeal to the broadest possible cross section of players. Additional chapters will cover purchasing the best harmonica for you, harmonica maintenance, the art of playing with other musicians, and profiles of master harpists.
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing the Harmonica, 2nd Edition (Complete Idiot's Guide to)User Review - Book Verdict
These entries in the phenomenally popular "Complete Idiot's" series are, like the "For Dummies" books, longer and somewhat more comprehensive than the straightforward self-instruction and method books. All three cover choosing an instrument, tuning, playing technique, and a broad range of musical styles. Unlike the "For Dummies" books, they also cover reading music, though that information is so extensively available that a library choosing between these series should not base its decision solely on this. The harmonica title dwells more on playing with others and favors a kind of tablature notation over actual printed music. This series is suitable for beginning teen and adult musicians. Forthcoming in November 2009: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing Percussion (ISBN
Review: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing the HarmonicaUser Review - Goodreads
Not as good as Harmonica for Dummies, but since this is the book I have, I'm slowly working through the songs. The background of these authors as Jazz and Classical musicisians means this book has a different flavor from the other one.