Sebastien Charlier Diatonic Method
« Je débute... L'harmonica Diatonique »: here is a modern educative method, "Je débute... l'harmonica diatonique" (I'm beginning to play diatonic). It has the merit to tackle teaching the Richter diatonic. The educational concept is based on a progressive discovery of the instrument by means of following a defined programme : breathing regulation, melodic ways of playing, rythmn, chords, sound effects.
A CD is enclosed in the book including the underscores of all the exercises and of successful tunes as : "Georgia on my Mind" (Ray Charles), "English Man in New York" (Sting), "The Good The Bad and The Ugly" (Morricone), "L'Irlandaise" (Didier Lockwood"), etc. Hits that instantly make you want to play them. Sebastien offers us a simple way to practise easily the Richter gymnastics. This method is concise, precise... it gives you the envy to get it and play !
A pocket edition of this method is available : "Method in the Pocket" (without CD). This pocket edition volontary contents only the basic elements necessary to discover the instrument. These books are published by "Hit Diffusion" http://www.editions-hit-diffusion.fr
For more information, have a look at the Sebastien Charlier website : http://www.sebcharlier.com , to discover the Sebastien current events like his concerts with Keith B. Brown, etc.
(Photos :Michal Rosinski, Marc Rouvé, Hohner, conception : Hit Diffusion)
Published July 7th 2008