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Harmonica Tutorial

Blues Harmonica featuring Steve Guyger

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Length: 1hr 12min 32sec
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    Tutorial 1

    Intro

    2:28

    Steve Guyger and his guitarist Billy Flynn both give us a blues performance along with a few words about this series.

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    Tutorial 2

    Harmonica History

    2:28

    Steve gives us an in-depth look at Chicago blues history and a bit about a the different famous blues musicians including the popular 'Sonny Boy Williamson.'

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    Tutorial 3

    Harmonica Basics

    5:22

    In this video, Steve gives us the basics about the Harmonica. Then, he shows us and how to hold and play the harmonica for the first time.

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    Tutorial 4

    Sound & Tone

    2:30

    This video focuses on helping you understand the difference between sound and tone. Steve talks about breathing and how to exercise your breathing for harmonica playing.

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    Tutorial 5

    Harmonica Techniques

    11:55

    Now for the fun part, Steve talks about the different Techniques including Bending, Fanning, Warbles Trills and Flutters.

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    Tutorial 6

    Playing Chords

    8:58

    Steve talks about chords and shows us how to play a large variety of chords. Steve also teaches us about octaves, chord hangs and progressions.

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    Tutorial 7

    Using Positions & Tone

    12:47

    In this video, Steve shows us the different positions and goes deeper into tone and technique.

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    Tutorial 8

    Playing in a Band

    16:26

    Steve teaches us about different band formats and how important structure is while performing with other musicians.

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    Tutorial 9

    Play-Along Backing Tracks

    7:44

    Billy Flynn gives us some awesome backing tracks. These are used for practicing along with on the harmonica.

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    Tutorial 10

    Conclusion

    1:54

    Steve wraps things up with a few final words and gives us one last performance with Billy Flynn.

Learn authentic blues harmonica styles and techniques from master bluesman Steve Guyger in this special instructional video series.

Steve shares many valuable playing secrets, concepts, and insights into the rich and timeless traditions of blues harp.

You'll learn Harmonica History, Basics, Techniques, Sound and Tone, Playing Chords, Blues Progressions, How to Use Positions, and Keys, Playing in a Band and more.

Joined by celebrated Chicago blues guitarist Billy Flynn, the series also features plenty of inspiring and soulful performances. As an added bonus, guitar backing tracks are included so you can jam along!

If you're into blues harp, this video series can't be missed. Watch "Blues Harmonica Featuring Steve Guyger" today!

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Steve Guyger is considered by many to be one of the greatest blues harp men of the last 30 years. With his band the Excellos, Steve has been dishing out some of the finest blues to be heard anywhere. He has toured with the late Jimmy Rogers, among others, and has played with many of the great Chicago bluesmen and contemporary players, yet remains one of the best-kept secrets in blues. His playing, vocals, songwriting, and stage presence have earned him a place among the top blues performers on stage today. The late William Clarke called Steve “the best harp player I’ve ever seen.”

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