Paul Butterfield Teaches Blues Harmonica Master Class

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Book with online audio. On this powerful lesson made a few years before his death in 1987, one of the great blues harmonica players teaches the techniques he developed during a lifetime of musical experience. Paul Butterfield was known for the purity and intensity of his tone, his sustained breath control, and a unique ability to bend notes at will. He takes all these elements apart for the learning player, providing rare insights into his approach to music and his instrument. You'll learn: good sound production, using the tongue for "choking" and "blocking," reed bending, trills, octaves, the tremolo and tremulant, rhythm playing, phrasing, acoustic versus electric harmonica, mic technique, more. Paul plays some soulful harp as he teaches classic blues, spirituals and folk songs: "Rock Me Baby," "My Babe," "St. James Infirmary," "Nobody's Fault But Mine," "Key to the Highway," "Caress Me Baby," and others. Includes PLAYBACK+, a multifunction player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right. Part of the Listen & Learn series, a joint publication of Homespun and Hal Leonard. Note/tab. 52 pp.   More Details...

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Book with online audio. On this powerful lesson made a few years before his death in 1987, one of the great blues harmonica players teaches the techniques he developed during a lifetime of musical experience. Paul Butterfield was known for the purity and intensity of his tone, his sustained breath control, and a unique ability to bend notes at will. He takes all these elements apart for the learning player, providing rare insights into his approach to music and his instrument. You'll learn: good sound production, using the tongue for "choking" and "blocking," reed bending, trills, octaves, the tremolo and tremulant, rhythm playing, phrasing, acoustic versus electric harmonica, mic technique, more. Paul plays some soulful harp as he teaches classic blues, spirituals and folk songs: "Rock Me Baby," "My Babe," "St. James Infirmary," "Nobody's Fault But Mine," "Key to the Highway," "Caress Me Baby," and others. Includes PLAYBACK+, a multifunction player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right. Note/tab. 52 pp.