Re: [Harp-L] Overblowing
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- Subject: Re: [Harp-L] Overblowing
- From: Richard Hunter <turtlehill@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2015 13:18:12 -0400 (GMT-04:00)
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- Reply-to: Richard Hunter <turtlehill@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Tom Richardson wrote:
<What specifically causes a Lee Oskar to be problematic with overblows in comparison to Hohners or Seydels?
I dunno. Might be the reed design. It's not a lot more difficult to get an overblow started on an LO than it is on a Hohner or Seydel (or a Suzuki), but it's definitely more difficult to sustain an overblown note without undesired artifacts (such as high-pitched squeals) on an LO than on other makes.
So if overblowing is an important technique for you, and especially if you're in the habit of playing a lot of exposed notes (as opposed to passing tones) via overblows, you might choose something besides an LO as your preferred instrument.
I generally avoid playing long, exposed notes where the pitch and timbre are likely to call attention to themselves via bends or overblows, so I don't worry too much about LOs in that respect.
Regards, Richard Hunter
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