Blues Harmonica with John Sebastian

John Sebastian

Beginner - Intermediate Levels

Three-hour Audio Series
  • Code:CDLSEBBH99
  • Skill Level:Novice (1)

Harmonica great John Sebastian teaches you to play great blues harp right from the beginning! He explains how to hold the instrument and make your first tones, then uses "cowboy music" to demonstrate "out" or "straight" harp style. Moving on to blues techniques, John shows you how to play your first blues scales using traditional "cross harp" technique. Before you know it, you'll be playing a blues in G, complete with an intro and turnaround.

John teaches how to bend notes, improvise lead lines and play powerful Rhythm back-up patterns -- even Sonny Terry's "Fox Chase" rhythm. You'll soon jam in major and minor keys, play in "waltz" and "straight" time, and understand the chord theory behind most blues/rock chord progressions. He includes tips on breathing, tonguing, vibrato, attack, more. You won't find a better method for playing authentic blues harp anywhere!


William Scruggs 4 years, 2 months ago

Waste of money. There is no video with this course, only audio. So you won't be able to see what he is doing or illustrating.

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Happy Traum 4 years, 1 month ago

We do have a video of John Sebastian teaching blues harmonica as well. Even so, with this particular instrument you'll have to use your ears a lot, since you can't see into his mouth. The audio lessons are detailed enough so it should get you off to a great start, so I'd say to give it some time and energy. That said, if you want to exchange it for the video just send an email to our office and we'll take care of it.

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