This Book and Recording Are Where Beginners and Secretly Desperate Intermediates Should Start.
Why did I revise the best selling harp book of all time?
Because you’ve got to get the basics right.
You can’t progress if you get the basics wrong. If your harp is off the edge of your lips, or you play harp by blow and sucking instead of breathing naturally…
This is the book and recording that focuses on breathing, articulation, embouchure, vibrato, relaxation and that swingin’ feelin’ BEFORE it teaches you harder stuff.
But it also teaches you the harder stuff, like bending. Like bending real good, hitting all 4 notes in the 3 draw, all 3 notes in the 2 draw, using that blue 3rd at 3 draw half step bend, and the flatted 7th notes at 2 draw to make your blues sing.
It gives you a basic way to think about jamming, getting simple riffs into your muscle memory, using these riffs to accompany any kind of music. It teaches how to play major and minor keys, and it teaches you how to play songs.
It assumes you know nothing about music, or that like so many of us, you may even have a musical inferiority complex so Jon encourages you on at the same time he teaches you how to do things right.
This 110 page book and 73 minute recording gives you the physical foundation of all the skills of harpin’ at the same time that it teaches you to improvise and feel loose and good about you the musician.
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More than anything I have put out, in this book & recording focus on breathing, articulation, and embouchure, utilizing many new teaching techniques I have developed in the last five years.
The 73 minute recording demonstrates and guides and jams, and get you chugging, bending, playing straight harp, cross harp, and jamming in major and minor keys.
I recommend this book and recording for all ages, all levels.
The recording is for your C harp.