Melodic Scales and Modes for Chromatic Harmonica

Want to know how to improve your harmonica technique ? Want to create interesting jazz solos? Knowing your melodic minor scales will be very useful in your musical development whatever style you like to play from rock, blues to jazz. 
In this book I’ll show you how to play  the 12 melodic minor scales throughout a variety of exercises and practice tips which will build your technique and improve sight reading skills. ou can utilize the melodic minor scale over major, minor and dominant chords equally well. This scale is often used by Toots Thielemans and every major jazz harmonica players to color there solos on modal and minor tunes.
This course is structured into 3 important learning stages for each minor scale designed to make harmonica learning fun and easy.
The first step: I’ll show you how the scale is made, the location of sharps or flats, also where to draw or blow and when to push in the slide.
We’ll practice together the scale up and down from each degree (modes) and seven diatonic 7th arpeggios.
The second step: We’ll practicing Intervals from the third to the seventh.
The third step: Lastly we’ll practice group of two, three, four, five and sixth notes throughout each scale in all twelve keys.
This book is designed for the chromatic harmonica player (12, 14 or 16 holes).

 

 

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Jazz Patterns for Chromatic Harmonica (26min)

I think pattern learning is an important part of learning how to play jazz, it’s useful to have a few idiomatic phrases to buildup your jazz vocabulary and it’s a great material to practice and develop your skills. That’s why I’m going to show you how to play twenty carefully selected jazz patterns on chromatic harmonica. These patterns are very much inspired by my heroes such as Charlie Parker, Toots Thielemans, Kenny Dorham and John Coltrane among other greats. Now grab your harmonica and let’s dig into these jazz patterns!

PDF Jazz Patterns for Chromatic Harmonica

This PDF includes the embedded notation from “Jazz Patterns for Chromatic Harmonica”. This is a supplemental PDF.

All The Things You Are: Jazz Improvisation Tips (28min)

 

Watch the full lesson at https://vimeo.com/ondemand/allthethingsyouare
Regardless of where you are on your journey as a chromatic harmonica player, here is a practical way to improve your jazz improvisation . Quickly. Through these 15 simple exercises on All The Things You Are. Topics: Pevot Technique, Arpeggios, Modes, Guide Tones and Patterns.

PDF/AUDIO Supplement for “All The Things You Are: 15 Improvisation Tips”

  

The Bebop Scale for Chromatic Harmonica

Improve your jazz improvisation by learning the bebop scales on your chromatic harmonica. Topics include the Major, Minor and Dominant Bebop Scales. Most of the examples cited in this book to help students master the harmonica and jazz improvisation are available to download from a URL (web link) included inside.