Harmonica Hot Topics (Volume I) and Harmonica Hot Topics (Volume II) are a refresher of wonderful music on the harmonica. Michael Burris has been a master of the blues harmonica for over 25 years. He is the author of the popular and highly regarded books Blues Harmonica (Volume I), and Blues Harmonica (Volume II). He has been teaching his method since the 1980's and has mentored many, many aspiring blues harmonica players. You'll find in this video series a concise and well-illustrated approach to playing the blues harmonica. Michael Burris has compiled a most impressive collection of his favorite songs from his first book. There are songs by John Lee Hooker, Junior Kimbrough, Albert King, Robert Lockwood, Jr., and many others. The bonus materials include a video of Michael Burris teaching his performing method and discussing the craft of blues harmonica playing on guitar.
A great supplement to any blues harp player is this easy to learn series about the history of the instrument and its evolution. Harmonica Masterpieces (Volume I) is geared toward beginners and features a comprehensive history and a lot of great, historical music. No fretboard knowledge is assumed. I highly recommend this for any beginner. Harmonica Lessons from the Masters (Volume II) covers the instrument from the inside out. It is a fantastic resource for the intermediate and advanced player. It brings you inside the mind of these excellent and dedicated teachers and has them giving you tips that will enhance your playing and make you one of the best you can be.
Harmonica for Piano (Volume I) and Harmonica for Piano (Volume II) will cover a great deal of theory that will help you understand the concepts of melodic line, music theory, chord voicing, and instrumentals.
The lesson outlines are very well done and include tips and techniques from some of the most respected harmonica players of our time. They help you understand the structure of the harmonica and teaching you the basic techniques necessary to play this instrument.
The first few lessons will show you the basics of harmonica playing and the rest of the lessons are spent building on the basic techniques. The DVD shows a good variety of songs used to show different positions on the harmonica. There are also two other components to this DVD: the tablature and the lyrics sheets.
This is a great learning tool. The lessons are easy to follow and the tracks are laid out very nicely. The lessons are all appropriate for intermediate players. The DVD is an easy to follow workbook and a very well organized teaching package. In fact, it's a great teaching tool to accompany your harmonica and encourage you to get better at it.
Written by a leading harmonica instructor with plenty of experience, the book is a workable, and logical, guide to the basic theory of the instrument, and also features dozens of downloadable audio tracks. 827ec27edc