Posted by Mike A. Meyer on July 06, 2001 at 12:52:29:
In Reply to: Re: help would be appreciated greatly.... posted by bluesgeek on June 27, 2001 at 19:45:51:
: Your trying to learn a skill that takes a fair amount of practice to really do well. Practice saying "yaw" as you breath in. Do this 100 times, then try it on the 4 hole of your harp and tilt it so the playing side (mouth side) is lower than the sound side. When you eventually bend a note (and you most certainly will someday whether its with this help or not) try to hold it drawn as long as you can. This will help the muscle memory and it also will help strengthen your diaphram so that you can eventually do it without tilting the harp. The real keys are to use you're mouth and neck muscles to direct the air flow and your diaphram (not cheek muscles) for the air volume. Hope this helps.
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