Re: [Harp-L] Did you know ...

No Michael, I have not settled my harp specifically.
I mean, I am used to take hours to settle my harp, but it is the same harp
I use everyday, it is not settled specifically to get these bends.
The fact is that I play on Brodur's harps, which are the most airtight I've
ever experienced. And I think airtightness makes the whole difference.

Yes, I can get a semi tone roughly everywhere, but the note is not always
very nice. I don't really work it out though, as I am more used to
overblows anyway.
Here is an example I did a while ago, getting an Eb on the 5 blow reed :

The most interesting is that I am very close to get a B on the 1 blow bend.
Which would enable to get a new note (and an important one to my opinion)
on the harmonica.
But I am still 2 to 3 comas above for the moment, not good enough.
If one of you can get it, please contact me, I'd be very interested to talk
about it (I need it for one of my tunes !).

Best regards,


2015-11-24 13:33 GMT+01:00 Michael Rubin <michaelrubinharmonica@xxxxxxxxx>:

> It sounds like this is not on a valved harp.  I can get my 2 blow on a
> standard harp to go lower, but not as low or as clear as your harp.  Have
> you set up the reeds in any way?  Are you able to achieve the same blow
> bend anywhere else?
> I have had many harps that I was able to bend the draw notes from holes 7
> through 10.  Others would not bend.  I have not figured out the why's.
> Michael Rubin
> On Mon, Nov 23, 2015 at 2:36 PM, Ken H in Ohio <airmojoken@xxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
>> Are you playing a valved diatonic harp ?
>> Ken H in OH
>> On Mon, Nov 23, 2015 at 12:46 PM, Jerome P. <jersimuse@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > that it is possible to get an Eb by blowing in the second hole of a C
>> > diatonic harp ?
>> >
>> > Here is an exemple :
>> >
>> >
>> > the lick is : E Eb E G E Eb C D
>> >
>> > 2 first licks : Eb are played with +2 bent notes
>> > 3rd lick : Eb are played with 1 overblow.
>> >
>> >
>> > Best regards,
>> >
>> > Jerome Peyrelevade

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