Re: [Harp-L] Technique u blocking
Put the tip of your tongue on your bottom gumline. Now it is in a fixed
place. It cannot hit the roof of your mouth. Now say ta da!
See, you do not need the tip of your tongue to say ta da. It may not be as
pronounced, but the top middle of your tongue (or at least my tongue) can
say ta and da just fine, thanks you. Again, I say possible.
On Fri, Apr 12, 2013 at 9:04 AM, Eric Miller <miller.eric.t@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:
> maybe not impossible to *approximate* articulation, and certainly you
> could do mid tongue articulation like hard K and C sounds. Agreed.
> but..say "tah" or "dah" like Tony is asking, without a harmonica in your
> mouth. the tip of your tongue goes to the roof of your mouth on both
> sounds without exception. I'm going to stick with "impossible" for those
> sounds, at least for me.
> The inside of the mouth is weird though, we all know. Maybe advanced u
> blockers like Norton (and heck, maybe you?) can develop a way to
> approximate the T and D sounds. I think we can all agree that just
> switching to a pucker makes it a heck of a lot easier, and Tony would do
> well to experiment with pucker to solve his problem and become familiar
> with the differences.
> On Thu, Apr 11, 2013 at 11:29 PM, Michael Rubin <
> michaelrubinharmonica@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> It is not impossible to tongue articulate while U blocking, I do it. It
>> does limit the triplet tongueing speed for me.
>> Michael Rubin
>> On Thu, Apr 11, 2013 at 7:37 PM, Eric Miller <miller.eric.t@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:
>>> you lose a lot of ability when you u block. It makes your notes clean
>>> easy to jump around....but its really hard to bend, and impossible to
>>> articulate as you ask. That's why I pucker most of the time
>>> norton buffalo could u block and bend, but i think if you want to do any
>>> serious articulation...you have to switch to pucker
>>> u blocking is useful, but you may want to consider learning some of
>>> all...pucker and tongue block.
>>> On Thu, Apr 11, 2013 at 8:09 PM, Tony Stephens <tnysteph@xxxxxxxxx>
>>> > To any other u blockers. Can you do a draw "ta da ta da ta da with u
>>> > blocking? I can do it with the pucker. Trying to do what pucker
>>> players do
>>> > but with u blocking. Any advice please.
>>> > Thanks Tony
>>> > Sent from my iPhone
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