Harmonica Styles Guidebook TUTORiAL

Harmonica Styles Guidebook TUTORiAL

P2P | 27 November 2020 | 800 MB

Whether you’re playing the harp in a blues band, a country setting, or complementing a singer-songwriter performance, the vocal-like quality of a wailing harmonica solo never fails to grab the spotlight and command the audience’s attention.

Steven Troch’s Harmonica Styles Guidebook thoroughly examines the techniques and stylings of eight iconic harmonica players: Sonny Boy Williamson II, Bob Dylan, George Harmonica Smith, Jimmy Reed, Charlie McCoy, Big Walter Horton, Sonny Terry, and Little Walter.

An accomplished vocalist, songwriter and monster harmonica player, Steve Troch leads the Steven Troch Band, which is widely acclaimed as “one of the finest bands playing some of the best contemporary and vintage style blues you will hear in Europe today.” We’re thrilled to welcome Steve to the family with his first TrueFire course, the Harmonica Styles Guidebook!

”We’ll play our way through a series of lessons unraveling the approaches of eight legends of harmonica. Six of these players are blues players like Big Walter Horton, the electrifying Little Walter, with his saxophone like phrasing; Harmonica Wizard Sonny Terry, with his rhythmic whoopin; George Harmonica Smith, using tongue splits to create an organ-like sound; Jimmy Reed with his piercing high notes; and Sonny Boy Williamson II playing low down and dirty. But we’ll also dig into the beautiful melodic country style of Charlie McCoy. And last but not least the oh so effective playing of Bob Dylan.

Phrasing, sense of timing, how to use octave playing and harmony splits, thrills and shakes and bending in the higher register. All these concepts will be discussed and demonstrated ad we play our way through the course.”

For each series of lessons, Steve will demonstrate all of the harmonica performances standalone, and then again along with the accompanying guitar part. Learn the harp parts or learn the guitar, or learn them both! Plus, both the harmonica parts AND the guitar parts are tabbed out. Along the way, Steve will also dig deep into six key harmonica concepts and techniques.



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