Synopsis by Elizabeth Smith
Marcos sharpened his harmonica skills while playing as a studio musician for 25 years in Los Angeles, CA, and Nashville, TN. In this half-hour program, he patiently introduces beginners to the basic hand and mouth positions they must master in order to start playing tunes. Special breathing exercises and techniques are also discussed so that students can learn to hold the long notes they're sure to encounter as they learn various songs. As the lesson progresses, Marcos even shares inside tips for "bending" notes and creating a blues sound when playing the harmonica.