[Harp-L] tongue blocking fifths on diatonic harmonicas

Sheltraw macaroni9999@xxxxx
Mon Aug 29 23:51:08 EDT 2016

Lately I have been working on tongue blocking for playing dyads too. I usually play the two notes separately before attempting to play them together. This way you clearly hear what your target sound is before attempting to play it. I think Winslow may have taught me this. Winslow?


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> On Aug 29, 2016, at 3:47 PM, Rick Dempster <rickdempster33 at xxxxx> wrote:
> 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
>> On Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 10:26 AM, Hannes Schneider <
>> hannes.schneider.23 at xxxxx> wrote:
>>> Ever since I got Richard Hunter's solo harmonica CDs and listened to Sam
>>> Hinton on Youtube I've been wanting to learn how to play like that. The
>> one
>>> thing that consistently eludes me is how to tongue block the middle hole
>>> out of three to play (mostly) fifths. Any help in learning how to get
>> there
>>> would be greatly appreciated ...
>>> thanks
>>> hannes

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