Re: [Harp-L] Pinched, whiny sounds

Pinch your nose. Seriously, you will get a whiny change in tone...

Dave Payne Sr. 
Elk River Harmonicas 

--- On Tue, 11/4/08, michael rubin <michaelrubinharmonica@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
From: michael rubin <michaelrubinharmonica@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [Harp-L] Pinched, whiny sounds
To: harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx
Date: Tuesday, November 4, 2008, 11:11 AM

I have always loved pinched, whiny sounds on harp.  I have often
played thru clenched teeth and that works well.  Last week I
discovered (or possibly rediscovered) that if I pout out my bottom
lip, basically turning it as far inside out as I can and push the harp
hard against the lip, pucker embouchure, while playing wah wah sounds
with my hands, it gets a VERY pinched, whiny sound!  It is reminiscent
of Rice Miller.  I think it sounds best on low harps.
What are other ways you guys get pinched whiny sounds?
Michael Rubin
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