[Harp-L] All Overbends Are Not Created Equal?

Michael Rubin michaelrubinharmonica@xxxxx
Thu Mar 16 21:49:30 EDT 2017

I agree the smaller the interval between the blow and draw notes, the
tougher the overblow seems to be.  However,  I do think range has something
to do with it.  What is easy on a C harp is hard on a G.

Although I was able to control all overblows at a level I was happy to
present in public before I went to Joe Spiers,  I am leagues happier with a
Spiers harp.  I know money is money,
but I recommend it.
Michael Rubin

On Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 8:23 PM, Tin Lizzie <TrackHarpL at xxxxx> wrote:

> I still haven’t played an overblow in public, but I’m inching closer.
> Well, millimetering closer.
> I do gap my own harps.
> 6 overblow is increasingly consistent.  7 overdraw is a real bear.  Maybe
> 4 overblow is a bit easier than 5 overblow?
> Does the difference in pitches between the natural blow and draw notes for
> a given chamber affect the difficulty of playing an overbend?  Is it harder
> when the natural blow/draw notes are a half step apart rather than a whole
> step apart  (or more, in the case of 10 overdraw)?
> Thanks in advance,
> Tin Lizzie

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