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100 Authentic Blues Harmonica Licks
100 Authentic Blues Harmonica Licks Book/CDIf you're just getting started or a veteran looking to add more licks to your arsenal, this book/CD pack is for youFrom basic 12-bar blues backing riffs to mojo-packed solo licks, Steve Cohen shares 100 time-tested licks to help you get the most out of your 10-hole diatonic harpAll examples are played on a C harp and are written in standard notation and harmonica tabThe CD contains demonstration tracks for all of the licks - many with play-along tracks
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u/dragontamer5788 · 6 pointsr/harmonica

I'm at the advanced beginner / early intermediate level. Blues is notoriously hard, and no offense... but I don't think that unstructured listening would be useful to the beginner or intermediate.

Here's what I'm planning to work on, using 100 Authentic Blues Harmonica Licks as my guide.

Beginner
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Nothing in the book I linked to is easy or beginner level. But lick 1A can be grossly simplified by removing the Tongue Blocks. If you wanna feel groovy, play:

  • 6 (6) (7) (8) 8 9 9
  • 6 (6) (7) (8) 8 9 9
  • 6 (6) (7) (8) 8 9 9
  • 6 (6) (7) (8) 8 9 9 9

    https://soundcloud.com/user-434354875/blues-lick1a-no-block

    Simple enough, eh?

    Unfortunately, that's not the real thing. To play the real thing, look at the intermediate section.

    Beginner #2 Start of the Boogie Woogie
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  • (2) (2) (3) (3) (4) (4) 5 5 (5) (5) 5 5 (4) (4) (3) (3)
  • (2) (2) (3) (3) (4) (4) 5 5 (5) (5) 5 5 (4) (4) (3) (3)

    The Boogie Woogie is actually three times longer than this, but I can't adequately play the next 8 measures. So here are the first four measures that a beginner can start to learn how to "swing" notes.

    The Boogie Woogie is supposed to be played "swung". I'm not exactly an expert at this, but here's my attempt at this. https://soundcloud.com/user-434354875/boogie-woogie-start

    Try to feel the "doo-da-doo-da", the swinging rhythm. A lot of blues have this syncopated "swung" feel.

    Intermediate
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    Lets add those tongue-block chords back in, now shall we?

  • 6 (6) (7) (8) 8 9 9
  • 6 (6) (7) (8) 8 9 9
  • 36 (6) (37) (48) 58 69 69
  • 36 (6) (37) (48) 58 69 69 69

    No samples boys. Sorry, I'm not good enough for this (I just got this book in the mail two days ago. I need some practice before actually doing something... lol). Now time for some tongue-block practice. This lick is still above my level, and is where I'll be practicing.

    I think the Boogie Woogie (Lick #4) is also intermediate level and within my reach with practice. (Requires 2', 3'', 3' bends). But I like the sound of this tongue block.
u/iComeInPeices · 1 pointr/harmonica

Been dealing with this issue on my secret santa, what to get someone, when by the things that they like they probably have stuff they need. If he's interested in harmonica's and doesn't have one, then a C special 20 would be good. If hes like me, I have everything but a few odd keys, and some duplicates (with broken reeds)
If they have harps, then maybe some books:
These are a few I don't have... ya know, if my Santa comes by

http://www.amazon.com/Blues-Harmonica-Collection-Leonard-Corp/dp/0793516005

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1480312916/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_3?pf_rd_p=1944687642&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=0793516005&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1QZN7YP1JS15KEWNTYAX

u/Easy75 · 1 pointr/harmonica

Some other books that have both sheet music and tabs that I've bought and would recommend:

https://www.amazon.com/Authentic-Blues-Harmonica-Licks-Book/dp/1480312916/

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0793516005/