[Harp-L] clogged harps
Sun Feb 9 16:24:11 EST 2020
In addition to the previously mentioned ways... note posture so gravity will keep it where it belongs, also avoid cold spaces which will create condensation on the reeds. Once there is saliva in the harp then 15 seconds with a hair dryer (after tapping it out) will return it unclogged and in normal tuning. The hair dryer also works to warm up a harp before playing. Big picture you’re doing well at 2 harps for a session that long in one key.
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> On Feb 8, 2020, at 2:28 AM, Connie Estep <esteplectricco at xxxxx> wrote:
> I play Lee Oskar 10 holw harps and have clogging problems when I play one
> harp a long time. I play with several different groups as the only
> harmonica player. One group meets twice monthly for 2 -1/2 hours and
> everything is in the key of D. I had to buy another D harp to keep playing
> the whole time as I was losing notes because of saliva clogging. By
> switching back and forth I can make it through the afternoon. Any tips on
> avoiding this problem?
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