The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing the Harmonica

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Alpha, 2002 - Music - 221 pages
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Learn to play the guitar using this quick and easy guide. Whether you dream of playing classical guitar, a B.B. King lick, or just the opening bars to 'Stairway to Heaven,' this book can get you there. This easy-to-use guide introduces the beginning guitarist to all styles of playing, from classical to jazz and pop. Using basic exercises and a selection of popular tunes, it shows how to do everything from reading tablature and chord diagrams to performing simple accompaniment. This book is designed for the child or adult beginner who wants a 'user-friendly' introduction to the most popular musical instrument. It contains numerous sidebars and illustrations, making learning the guitar fun and easy. Z Features exercises in all styles from classical to rock and jazz Z Includes checklists of popular books, videos and instrument dealers, and tips on purchasing and maintaining your instrument. Frederick Noad is an expert guitar teacher and author of dozens of guitar methods, including The Virtual Guitarist, Solo Guitar Playing and Playing the Guitar, all from Schirmer Books. He is the inventor of Speed Score, the computer notation software and is universally known as a master teacher of the instument.

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing the Harmonica, 2nd Edition (Complete Idiot's Guide to)

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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 ... Read full review

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If you really want to learn the harmonica, you can find better tools. I guess I'm worse than a complete idiot because I still can't play it. Maybe I'm just not musically inclined. Read full review

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About the author (2002)

William Melton received his musical training at the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is a multi-instrumentalist, having played clarinet, French horn, and classical accordion professionally. He toured Europe twice playing French horn with symphony orchestras. His current instruments are the harmonica, accordion, and keyboard.

Randy Weinstein is a nationally known professional harmonica player and has performed in a number of international music festivals. He also teaches music theory and can be heard on several jazz CDs.

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