LAST EDITED ON Jul-20-05 AT 11:36 AM (PST)
Single notes sound fine, but that is not the issue with U-blocking. Tone is a bit thin, but better than most I've heard using this method. The bends are at best, half way to where they should be going.
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Don't give up on the U-Blocking until you can consistently get clean single notes with the "Whistle Method". This might realistically be about 3-4 weeks for you. Read or re-read the section on Single Notes and be sure to use the mirror to check your overall mouth position and then compare to photos on the site.
After a month or so with the new single note method, work on lowering your jaw and getting the harmonica further into your mouth to produce fuller fatter tone, more volume, and play notes with better intonation.
Your bend on hole 2 draw "G" note is going down about a 1/2 step to "F#" when it should bottom out just under a whole step down a little bit flatter than an "F" note. The bend on hole 4 draw is also not going far enough down. If you have access to a chromatic electronic tuner, you will see for yourself. Most people don't get their bends to where they should be because they are not aware there is even a problem with them. All in all, pretty good.
Let us know how it goes,