[Harp-L] Tony Eyers releases free Chromatic Harmonica Baroque Book
Thu Feb 1 20:56:03 EST 2018
I have downloaded the book.
I plan to try to play one part on guitar and the other on the Hands-Free-Chromatic. It will be a challenge and take some work. I once could play the Bach Two Part Invention in Am.
> On Feb 1, 2018, at 2:55 PM, Tony Eyers <tony at xxxxx> wrote:
> I'm known on these forums as a diatonic player. However I have another musical side, as a baroque recorder player. I've been performing with my Sydney based ensemble Balmain Baroque for the last 20 years, and am the creator of the LearnRecorder.com online teaching platform.
> At various festivals over the years I've had baroque duet jams with some very good chromatic players, with me on recorder. While these players have been able to sight read the duets I've brought, the composers are generally unknown to them. Just as the blues harmonica world has Little Walter, Big Walter, Sonny Terry, Kim Wilson and other icons, the 18th century baroque world had Telemann, Boismortier, Quantz, Loeiilet and other giants.
> As a baroque player, these 18th century individuals and their music are as familiar to me as the latter day blues harmonica heros. However these baroque composers are largely unknown to chromatic harmonica players who might otherwise like to try this wonderful music.
> To address this gap I've created the Chromatic Harmonica Baroque Book, a free 200 page ebook with duets from leading 18th century composers. It's available at http://harmonicatunes.com/baroquebook
> It's kind of like the "Real Book", from a baroque perspective.rather than jazz.
> If you play chromatic, or know someone who does, then have a look. It may open new doors.
> Tony Eyers
> ...everyone plays
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