[Harp-L] Why overblow on a chromatic?

David Pearce harpdog123@xxxxx
Wed Aug 10 08:14:44 EDT 2016

The purpose of a chromatic that could bend and overblow like a diatonic would be to give the player more choices when playing and choose the one they find the most aesthetically pleasing.  They could decide if they wanted to play a note by using the slide, a downward bend, or an upward bend (overblow).  A quick musical phrase might easier to player by bending and overblowing.  A note that is sustained might sound better when played using the slide.

Having a chromatic that overblows is not something that appeals to me, but my harmonica design has the capability if the player desires it.

Keep on Harpin!
David Pearce  

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