- Subject: Re: OVERBLOWING-
- From: IcemanLE@xxxxxxx
- Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2003 08:49:21 EDT
In a message dated 7/23/03 9:56:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> if you're willing to share, what is the proper technique?
"Proper technique" is very subjective. "Effective technique" may be a better
way to describe it - especially on this highly argumentative (but informative)
format. There is a wealth of direction contained in the archives.
Most of you can achieve some kind of OB already. The challenge is to refine
the technique to the point of absolute control.
I use a series of focus points on the roof of my mouth towards which to
direct my air flow, moving from the throat area up to the hard palate, with hole 6
OB being the furthest forward. My effective technique may be different from
yours, but the point is that you should self develop whatever you need to do to
make the end result controlled - pitch wise especially.
Long tones and learning to listen to yourself are the keys to mastering all
aspects of the harmonica.
My success is in real time with serious students. Teaching it over cyber
doesn't work for me.
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