Re: Re: [Harp-L] TB bending

Sorry, Michelle. My teaching is always a work in progress. I guess I hadn't quite worked out this explanation back then.

Winslow Yerxa
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 From: Michelle LeFree <mlefree@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 9:02 AM
Subject: Re: Re: [Harp-L] TB bending

Winslow Yerxa wrote:

> Try this. Place the tip of your tongue between your lips, with an opening to the right (similar to actually playing a note with tongue block)
> Say, Ungggg. Notice how your tongue rises to touch the roof of your mouth. Say it a few times: Unggg, Unggg, Unggg, etc.
> The point of contact is where you can begin to activate bends... <Major Clippage>

Winlsow, that is the most cogent explanation about Tongue Blocking that 
I have ever seen!

My only question is where were you with that gem of advice when I was 
struggling?   :^)



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