- Jon's 2019 Blues Harmonica Jam Camps:
- February 5-9 2019 (Ventura, Calif.)
- April 23 to 27, 2019 (Clarksdale, MS)
- Sept. 24-28, 2019 (Clarksdale, MS)
Gospel Plow: Cross Harp Spirituals CD and Booklet
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Experienced Beginners through Intermediate
It's fun to "bluesify" these great songs...
This is one of those "put-it-all-together" type lessons in which you play a melody in gospel cross harp style, integrating bends, chugging, and riffs to bring these classics to life.
Jon walks you through 2nd position versions of "Amazing Grace"
"What A Friend We Have in Jesus" ,
"Wade in the Water",
"Swing Low Sweet Chariot",
"When the Saints Go Marchin In",
"Just A Closer Walk with Thee",
"Jesus is Fairer",
"Sowing on the Mountain",
"Kum ba yah"
and "Hold On."
Each song is presented as core melody, and then Jon shows you how to improvise on the song and apply blues riffs and rhythm to the melody. Jam with guitar? Simple: adjust the stereo balance to take out the sound of Jon's harmonica and hear only the guitar.Fifty-five index points lets you instantly review key sections and riffs for over-and-over practice.
Written notation sheet with index points included. For C harp. 70 Minutes