Re: [Harp-L] Question from a rank beginner

I'm only a year in and still suffer on the 2 draw. There's a lot of good free 
examples out there that are helping me, If you don't have resource's to a live 
teachter get a book, I am using them now, the hard part is not using them as a 
coaster like I did for the first 3 months and actually study them as you would 
any other course.

Dan "2 Draw Lesson" You Tube

David Barrett School of the Blues

Jon Gindick Cross Harp Press

From: "peter_schwartz@xxxxxxxxxxx" <peter_schwartz@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Sat, December 11, 2010 7:21:39 PM
Subject: [Harp-L] Question from a rank beginner

So I'm a beginner beginner. 

I have a Marine Band D harmonica and a book by a guy named Marcos as 

He has us going up and down the harmonica blowing and drawing. 

Everything is very easy thus far, except... 

When I try to draw on holes 2 and 3, I get this very dull sound, almost as if 
the air is partially blocked or the reeds aren't vibrating. 

I tried the same thing on a few other harps I had laying around and got the same 

This struck me as odd because all the other holes worked so easily. Why should 
those two be a problem? 

I wrote to a more experienced person who said that these two holes are a problem 
when drawing. And he suggested I write to this list to ask for suggestions for 
overcoming this problem. 

Nowhere in Marcos's book does he ever hint that these holes might be a problem, 
and yet they react VERY differently from all the others. 

Any thoughts or suggestions would be very welcome. 

Also self-study programs people like would be much appreciated. Just keep in 
mind I'm a rank beginner. 

Peter Schwartz 

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