tongue block bends

As a beginner tongue blocker (multi-embrochurist?)I find the trick to tongue 
block bends is to keep the tongue relaxed. The minute I start pushing the 
tongue against the harp, the notes go all to heck. Still haven't figured out 
the trick to bending the high blow notes. 

If you feel stuck in a rut, and you only play with one embrochure, try 
learning a new one. I find the John Popper speed runs are easier puckered, 
where the Cotton/Walters stuff is easier tongue blocked. Tongue block really 
helps with rhythmic rock and roll as well. Also, by using an unfamiliar 
technique, I have to slow down a little and pay attention to the notes. 

Rainbow Jimmy 

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