MBH Beginners Deluxe.zip
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§Raw Beginners Start Here (video)
§Oh Susanna (video + tab)
§Counting and Playing 12-bar Blues (video + tab)
§Blues Harmonica Playalong Sessions (jam tracks + one-hour video on how to use them)
These videos are hosted by Adam Gussow. A member of the duo Satan & Adam and a noted one-man-band performer in his own right, Gussow is also the creator/webmaster of Modern Blues Harmonica and the host of "Adam Gussow's Dirty-South Blues Harp Channel" at YouTube.
After working through these lessons, and with sufficient practice, you'll know how to hold the harmonica and make wah-wah and warbling sounds; you'll know how to produce clear and sonorous single notes, double stops, and chords; you'll be able to play your way through two different 12-bar blues songs plus a folksong standard; you'll have a solid chord rhythm under your belt; you'll be able to produce a bluesy bent note; you'll understand the inner logic of the all-important 12-bar blues pattern; you'll have a bunch of jam tracks to boogie along with; and you'll be filled with ideas for HOW to jam along.
You'll be supercharged! These files would cost you $48 if purchased individually, but YOU GET THEM ALL FOR ONLY $35. Other online blues harmonica instructors charge more than $100 for their all-inclusive beginners packages, but you can cut right to the heart of the blues harp tradition for a fraction of that cost with what I'm offering here.
NOTE: For best results, please work through these lessons in the following order:
1) Raw Beginners Start Here
2) Oh Susanna
3) Floyd's Hotel
4) Shuffle Blues Rhythm
5) Counting and Playing 12-bar Blues
7) Bending the 4 Draw
8) Blues Harmonica Playalong Sessions
For descriptions of the contents of these individual lessons, plus free previews, please access the individual files from "the store" at Modern Blues Harmonica.
ADDITIONAL NOTE: These lessons will download as the following collection of files:
Raw Beginners Start Here!.mov
Oh Susanna (Gussow.mov)
Counting and Playing 12 bar Blues.zip
Blues Harmonica Play Along Sessions.zip
Another Modern Blues Harmonica Production (www.modernbluesharmonica.com)
Below is some feedback that the MBH Beginner's Special (part of this collection) received:
Max Tottenham wrote:
Definitely worth it. Adam has a great teaching style, no nonsense real harp playing. You cant go wrong here!
Purchased in February as a new harp player. Outstanding value and a great place to start. More than worth the money!
Wow! I haven't played since I was a kid chugging aimlessly straight-harp style, and I am immediately bending owing to Adam's killer descriptions of how to do it. I actually screwed up and did the bending the 4 draw lesson first, but it turned out to be totally worth it because all the other lessons sounded that much better. Bending is SO EASY (for me), which is NOT the impression I got from many other sites out there. But the proof is in the pudding.
I have bought some more lessons since then, and since I am getting great results from these lessons, I am going to return the favor and post more reviews.
One thing I have found though is that I am really digging doing all the lessons in order, not skipping any. The songs after this pack all lead you along in a brisk but gentle fashion. I guess I was wondering if I could skip any, but once I get the tab and the video (both are necessary, as you miss little awesome tidbits and concepts if you just get the tab), I have not once regretted it.
Not only that, BUT...get this: all of the C songs before Whistlin the Blues (which sounds sorta different and more relaxed and "country livin'" versus "chicago blues" to me) make ONE FREAKIN AWESOME big blues JAM!!
You string them together and you look (and sound) like a friggin champ! Really really good stuff. My wife is just gobsmacked by how fast I picked it up, but I know itï¿½s just because hearing Adam allows you to "get the spirit" of it and play it PROPERLY. Definitely get each one in order, and get the tab and video. $7 a lesson is a pretty killer deal.
I get one and work on it for between 1 - 2 days, master it and buy another. The cost has been "arguably" steep, but so has my progress!
Really delighted, to say the least, with the whole thing. I would recommend not skipping a single lesson.
I'm glad I started my harmonica lessons with this set!
There is a lot to find on youtube, but this is the right stuff to begin with.
(and yes I'm having fun now ;)
Every thing good so far.
Good Value,another step in the journey,,AAA
Great work Adam!
I am learning a lot, its great
superb lesson from a master, thank you
Very good instruction, once Ive got these figured out Ill be onto the next set!
WOW es uno de mis idolos y lo tomare como mentor de la música de blues con armónica. He visto sus videos y es una excelente persona, un excelente múscio, y transmite una gran pasión hacia la armónica. Muchas Gracias Adam Gussow
perfect start for the raw beginner
I bought this vidoe package when I had practiced single notes for a few weeks and wasnt sure where to go next. This was exactly what i needed! Short, concise and easy to follow. And fun!
worked it out,all good
Very much what I expected, thanks!
Too soon to know for sure, but professionally done and well-planned for beginning harpists, Thanks.
this is fantastic. i wish i had found this sooner. Thanks
Originally purchased this a few years ago, was really into blues harp for a while but got too busy with work/school and quit practicing. Ive decided to get serious with the harp again and what better way to refresh myself than to start with the basics. Thanks for helping expand my passion Gussow!
Very good for the novice or anyone who has been playing but has not had instruction. Im looking forward to buying additional lessons
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