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Jazz Harp
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Sheet Music
Voicing/Format Harmonica
Composer Hunter, Richard
Publisher Oak Publications

Price: $17.95

Unavailable for Digital Delivery

Catalog #14016928

UPC code: 752187637271

Until recently, jazz has been an idiom largely neglected by harp players, for several reasons. First, there haven't been many players with the technical abi lity needed to play modern jazz, and until very recently, most people with tha t ability were interested exclusively in classical styles. In addition, the ha rp itself is not designed in a way that makes jazz easy to play. Jazz requires a smooth, legato attack, and accents in a jazz line can fall on any part of t he beat. It's hard to play the harp legato because of constant breath shifts, and even harder to accent freely. That's why some very skilled harp players ha ve said that they doubt that it's possible to play jazz on the harp. Richard H unter doesn't agree. He majored in music at Harvard University before working with a variety of ja

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