John Sebastian Teaches Blues Harmonica (1992)

Genres - Music  |   Sub-Genres - Instrumental Music  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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John Sebastian has been entertaining large audiences since the 1960s when he was the leader of the legendary Lovin' Spoonful. He still performs publicly when not providing his talents to a wide variety of movie and television projects. Students who prefer a more casual approach to learning are likely to enjoy Sebastian's "jam-along" teaching style. He starts out by showing viewers how to hold the harmonica properly before demonstrating how to create some of the sounds professional players regularly employ. Sebastian demonstrates note-bending, vibrato, "wah-wah" sounds, tonguing, and rhythm playing. He also explains the "straight" scale and the "cross-harp" blues scale.

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blues-music, harmonica, musical-instrument, music-lessons, techniques