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Filled with ideas for how to liven up your life, How to Play the Harmonica is the perfect companion for keeping you happy.

Lost your dog?
Call him home with a shrill whistle on your harmonica.

Bored at work?
Impress your colleagues with your witty banter and new thoughts on life.

Tired of cooking?
Throw in the apron and head out for Chinese...in Beijing.

With the harmonica as his guide, Sam Barry leads the way to higher sense of self and fun.

As a former minister, reporter, activist, bohemian, writer and artist, Sam Barry knows a great many things about life-and playing the harmonica. Barry currently works as a marketing and promotions manager at HarperOne and plays the harmonica in The Rock Bottom Remainders with his brother Dave. He and his partner, Kathi Kamen Goldmark, live in San Francisco.

Witty ways for putting some fun back into your funny bone.

Review:

"In this little gem of a book, Barry's pastorly reassurances loosen ties, bring out inner chickens and enable nascent musicians to let rip like Dylan and the Boss, eventually moving toward pomposity-slaying licks and writing an original blues song (because you know you have one in you)." BookPage

Review:

"We should all stop and smell the roses, but as Sam Barry notes in this cheery and inspiring little book, stopping to make a little music is just as rewarding and much more fun — and you can do it indoors! A wonderful read." Mitch Albom, author of For One More Day

Review:

"Thanks to this book I have lost twenty pounds, remembered where I left my car keys in l986, and, no, I have not yet mastered the mouth harp, but I no longer hum tunelessly, which has saved my marriage." Roy Blount Jr., author of Alphabet Juice

Review:

"How to Play the Harmonica: and Other Life Lessons captures the soul of great harp players like Little Walter, tosses in a dash of Will Farrell's antics, and serves it up for readers everywhere to enjoy." James McBride, author of Song Yet Sung

Synopsis:

Filled with ideas for how to liven up life, "How to Play the Harmonica" is the perfect companion. With the harmonica as his guide, Barry leads the way to higher sense of self and fun.

Synopsis:

Filled with ideas for how to liven up your life, How to Play the Harmonica is the perfect companion for keeping you happy. Lost your dog? Call him home with a shrill whistle on your harmonica. Bored at work? Impress your colleagues with your witty banter and new thoughts on life. Tired of cooking? Throw in the apron and head out for Chinese . . . in Beijing. With the harmonica as his guide, Sam Barry leads the way to higher sense of self and fun.

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About the Author

Sam Barry is the author of How to Play the Harmonica: and Other Life Lessons. With his partner, author Kathi Kamen Goldmark, he writes a monthly column in BookPage called "The Author Enablers." Kathi and Sam have a book on writing and publishing that is scheduled for release in June, 2010. Sam is a marketing and promotions manager at HarperOne, a division of HarperCollins. He is also a musician and music teacher who plays in and around San Francisco in the band Los Train Wreck and tours with the all-author rock band the Rock Bottom Remainders, and is a regular performer on the national radio show West Coast Live. Sam is the father of two children, Daniel and Laura. Visit Sam online at www.redroom.com/author/sam-barry.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781423605706
Author:
Barry, Sam
Publisher:
Gibbs Smith Publishers
Subject:
Harmonica
Subject:
Harmonica -- Instruction and study.
Subject:
Musical Instruments - Woodwinds
Subject:
General
Subject:
Instruction & Study - General
Subject:
Music-Books on Woodwinds and Brass
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7.26x5.52x.36 in. .40 lbs.

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Product details 144 pages Gibbs Smith Publishers - English 9781423605706 Reviews:
"Review" by , "In this little gem of a book, Barry's pastorly reassurances loosen ties, bring out inner chickens and enable nascent musicians to let rip like Dylan and the Boss, eventually moving toward pomposity-slaying licks and writing an original blues song (because you know you have one in you)."
"Review" by , "We should all stop and smell the roses, but as Sam Barry notes in this cheery and inspiring little book, stopping to make a little music is just as rewarding and much more fun — and you can do it indoors! A wonderful read."
"Review" by , "Thanks to this book I have lost twenty pounds, remembered where I left my car keys in l986, and, no, I have not yet mastered the mouth harp, but I no longer hum tunelessly, which has saved my marriage."
"Review" by , "How to Play the Harmonica: and Other Life Lessons captures the soul of great harp players like Little Walter, tosses in a dash of Will Farrell's antics, and serves it up for readers everywhere to enjoy."
"Synopsis" by , Filled with ideas for how to liven up life, "How to Play the Harmonica" is the perfect companion. With the harmonica as his guide, Barry leads the way to higher sense of self and fun.
"Synopsis" by , Filled with ideas for how to liven up your life, How to Play the Harmonica is the perfect companion for keeping you happy. Lost your dog? Call him home with a shrill whistle on your harmonica. Bored at work? Impress your colleagues with your witty banter and new thoughts on life. Tired of cooking? Throw in the apron and head out for Chinese . . . in Beijing. With the harmonica as his guide, Sam Barry leads the way to higher sense of self and fun.
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