[Harp-L] tongue blocking fifths on diatonic harmonicas

Ben Bouman fitgo@xxxxx
Tue Aug 30 05:42:12 EDT 2016

Put your left thumb on hole 1, right thumb on hole 4-5-6 .. bring the harmonica to your mouth and draw on 2-3-4.
Now try to feel/touch, with the tip of your tongue, hole 3.

It takes a few times to get used to the feeling but you’ll soon get used to it. 
When you get the feel for the dimensions/tongue placement, try it all over the harp.

Kindest regards, met vriendelijke groeten

Ben Bouman
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> Op 30 aug. 2016, om 11:08 heeft Hannes Schneider <hannes.schneider.23 at xxxxx> het volgende geschreven:
> @Michael: I'll try that and see how it goes!
> @Rick: I'm doing this on a chromatic, but it doesn't work on diatonics for
> me.
> thank you
> hannes
> 2016-08-30 0:47 GMT+02:00 Rick Dempster <rickdempster33 at xxxxx>:
>> Make your tongue into a point and place it in the hole to be blocked.
>> RD
>> On 30 August 2016 at 02:32, Michael Rubin <michaelrubinharmonica at xxxxx
>>> wrote:
>>> Get a four hole spread octave on holes one and four by blocking 2 and 3.
>>> Move your tongue slightly right and close the left side of your mouth by
>>> one hole's width.
>>> That is the fifth in 2 draw and 4 draw.  Learn that shape.
>>> Hope that helps.
>>> Michael Rubin
>>> michaelrubinharmonica.com

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