[Harp-L] 5 overblow tips

Eric Nielsen ericbarnak@xxxxx
Wed Sep 26 04:15:26 EDT 2018

Today's customizers are great, but I always do some minor tweaking of my
own to get a better response from the more troublesome (for me) overbends
like the hole 5 overblow and the overdraws in holes 7-10. If you don't do
this yet, it would be worth learning.

For drills, try playing the Eb minor arpeggio: overblows on holes 4 through
6. Playing *Summertime* in Eb would be a challenging next step.


On Wed, Sep 26, 2018 at 12:14 AM Richard Trafford-Owen <
richard at xxxxx> wrote:

> I have been playing overblows for years, but have been putting up with
> subpar skill on hole five. I sometimes get a stutter on the OB before it
> kicks in. I don't think I'm the only one as I hear it on performances from
> top players once in a while. It can't be the harps as they are done by a
> top customizer. I use the OBs on one and six regularly with no problems.
> The others I don't use enough to compare.
> Any advice for how to do better? Any practice drills that might be better
> than mine?
> Richard

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