[Harp-L] Question on light cleaning of "spit" from harmonica

Leonard Schwartzberg leonard1@xxxxx
Wed Oct 5 17:00:10 EDT 2016

Hello fellow Harpers:   I play a Seydel Blues Session Steel harmonica(s).
I'm a beginner/intermediate level player.   Seems like, very often, even
after merely stepping away from the harmonica for an hour or so, several of
the notes (i.e. 3 draw, 4 draw, 5 draw) are totally stuck, and I've got to
hit the harp hard on my leg, or blow/draw really, really hard to get the
note(s) to play.   I think that spit gets in there and quickly jams the
reed(s).   Without opening the harp, can I merely run the whole harmonica
under some room temperature water and clean it out?   Or is there some other
way to easily keep my harp playing?   Thanks for the help.   Leonard

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