Re: [Harp-L] overbend

Like M. Dempster said, overbends occurs in holes 1-10. Overblows on 1-6 and
overdraws on 7-10. For reed physics while bending, more informations can be
found there :

I totally aggre with the fact that you don't need to blow hard to play an
overbend. If you're blowing hard, either you're doing it wrong, either your
harp need to be set up (gapping is enough for overblows). Blowing hard to
get overbends is damaging for harmonicas, be careful ;)


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2015-11-06 21:15 GMT+01:00 Larry Marks <larry.marks@xxxxxxxxxxxx>:

> "Over bends" or my preferred term, "reverse bends" occur in holes 1 - 6
> when you blow so as to kill the blow reed and cause the draw reed to bend
> in the opposite of its normal direction and sound. Draw reeds normally
> sound while being drawn into the slot under the reed. When you do a reverse
> bend, the draw reed is blown away from the slot and sounds. The same
> phenomenon occurs in holes 7 - 10, but the reeds are switched (i.e., the
> draw reed is killed and the blow reed is sucked away from the slot and
> sounds.)
> The term bend generally refers to bending the tone, not bending the reed.
> In order to make any sound on a harmonica, you have to bend the reed. in
> this case, however, the reverse nature of the bending is remarkable.
> Under no circumstances does the "over" of over bend or over blow mean that
> you blow harder. It's all in the angle of attack of the column of air you
> are blowing into the instrument. If you do that part right, you can do an
> over bend without blowing or drawing hard. The only reason for blowing or
> drawing hard is if you want a loud note.
>   -LM
> On Thu, Nov 5, 2015 at 12:08 PM, Robert Hale <robert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
> > Draw bends go down
> > Blow bends go down
> > Overblows go up
> >
> > Do Overbends go up also?
> >
> > Robert Hale
> > Serious Honkage in Arizona
> >
> >
> >

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