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Paul Butterfield Teaches Blues Harmonica

Paul Butterfield Teaches Blues Harmonica Includes CD companion

One of the great blues harp players of all time teaches the techniques and insights he developed during a lifetime of musical experience. On this powerful and important lesson, made a few years before his death in 1987, Paul explained, for the benefit of learning harp players, many of the elements that made up his unique style and formidable technique.

Learn invaluable playing secrets, such as good sound production, using the tongue for "choking" and "blockin", reed bending, trills, octaves, the tremolo and tremulant, rhythm playing, phrasing, acoustic versus electric harmonica, mic technique and much more. Paul plays some very 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 more.

Price: $16.98