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Dirt Simple Harmonica.

Dirt Simple Harmonica

Phil Duncan, author

Mel Bay Publications

PO Box 66, Pacific, MO 63069

9780786685820 $18.99

"Dirt Simple Harmonica" is a practical, compact harmonica instruction manual plus CD, containing audio recordings of 27 well known songs plus added instructional examples. "Dirt Simple Harmonica" is for a 10-hole diatonic harmonica in the key of C, and only requires that the performer be able to breathe in and out, with the added ability to pucker or purse the lips. The type of music featured is American Folk Music, or Americana Music. Aided by clear black and white demonstrative illustrations, easy to understand instructions and tablature, the student is able to begin blowing a single note on middle C and follow simple music notation. The sounds for other holes and positions are added gradually, and the student progresses through different songs such as Scarborough Fair, Joy To the World, Kum Ba Yah, and more. The accompanying CD demonstrates 27 songs plus other instructional examples, and free audio accompaniment is available online at "Dirt Simple Harmonica" is a great way to encourage music participation and performance by anyone who is breathing normally, and can enhance life in multiple ways.

Nancy Lorraine

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Date:Jan 1, 2015
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