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Blues Harp: An Instruction Method for Playing the Blues Harmonica

Blues Harp: An Instruction Method for Playing the Blues Harmonica

Tony “Little Sun” Glover (b. 1939) is a Minneapolis-born harmonica player and singer, most notably associated with guitarists “Spider” John Koerner and Dave “Snaker” Ray during the folk revival in the early 1960s. Glover performed with Ray until the latter’s death in 2002, and he still performs with Koerner on occasion.

This session, recorded in 1965, is an introduction to the basics of playing blues harmonica. Glover stresses that the student should first listen to a wide range of players before attempting to play.

The liner notes cover the recorded material in greater depth, as well as a discography of Glover’s favorite blues harp recordings.

Track Listing

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Tone Layout Tony "Little Sun" Glover 2:23
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Single Note Exercises Tony "Little Sun" Glover 3:03
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1st and 2nd Position- Explanation and Examples Tony "Little Sun" Glover 5:08
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Cross Harp Tony "Little Sun" Glover 5:42
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105
Simple Rhythm Exercise Tony "Little Sun" Glover 2:56
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More Complex Rhythm Exercise Tony "Little Sun" Glover 2:18
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12-bar Rhythm Exercise Tony "Little Sun" Glover 2:15
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Varying Rhythms, Tonal Effects Tony "Little Sun" Glover 5:26
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Bending Notes Tony "Little Sun" Glover 4:04
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Transitional Bends, 10-bar Exercise Tony "Little Sun" Glover 3:58
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3rd Position - Explanation and Examples Tony "Little Sun" Glover 3:55
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4th Position - Explanation and Examples Tony "Little Sun" Glover 3:28
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Combined Effects - Two Examples Tony "Little Sun" Glover 2:18
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