Re: [Harp-L] pucker/tongue block question

You're standing too close to the harmonica (sic). Here's a test I took for trumpet. Trumpet was hung from the ceiling by 2 strings. I had to walk up to it and make a tone touching it only with my lips.
Ok, what am I saying? DON't press your lips to an instrument any harder than necessary. That will slow you down. And btw, tongue blocking is a lot easier than lip pursing. It will eventually come.


On Dec 20, 2012, at 9:32 AM, Eric Miller wrote:

> I have two questions about pucker/tongue blocking (TB):
> 1.  If a player is a TB player, do they typically stay in TB mode for
> faster runs...or do they switch to pucker for the runs?
> 2.  Is it common for a TB player to pucker the lower 3-4 holes, or do they
> strictly TB all the way down, use corner switching etc.
> I started off as a pucker player, learning TB...its really slowing me down.

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