Blockin & Bendin
> From uunet!aol.com!chicagojoe
> Randy Lilleston writes:
> I've been teaching myself the tongue blocking
> and I wonder if anyone has any tips on how to
> bend notes
> when tongue-blocking.
> Here's my question: If you're playing a diatonic
> harp, what is the value of
> blocking to get single notes anyway? I kinda like
> having my tongue around for other stuff.
You get a warmer, less edgy tone by tongue blocking that seems to be
particularly well suited for Chicago-style cupped-mic blues. All the old guys
used tongue blocking.
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