Re: Single note tonguing


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Posted by Marc D. Simpson on July 26, 2001 at 23:41:50:

In Reply to: Re: Single note tonguing posted by Ron on July 26, 2001 at 17:45:27:

: Hi Marc,

: I think that everything that you addressed here will be resolved with practice. There are good tutorials on this web site for tounge blocking. If you follow them and practice you WILL get this technique. As for holes 8, 9, and 10, it is very common for beginners to have trouble playing the upper register. The tutorials on breathing WILL resolve these issues for you with practice. Basically people tend to suck air in and pinch air out when they are learning. You really need to focus on breathing through the harp. The upper and lower registers tend to be less accomodating to improper breathing. Keep practicing and have fun!

: Ron

Great - thanks for the info. I apologize for the
vagueness of my posting - i dictated it to someone
else, hence the obscurity. Let me clarify a few
things:

I meant for the fact to be known that I am using
a Hohner Blues Harp in the key of C.

The tongiung is not a problem from about 1-6. As
you say the upper register is a bit 'stiffer' and
I think I _am_ sucking from my mouth. Thanks for
highlighting this.

Lastly, I would like to thank you for responding,
and would like to comment that the Harp community
is very friendly and open to beginners - I as a
musician (guitar, flute) appreciate the open arms
welcoming me in. I find the harp (diatonic)
especially interesting - its simplicity yet its
versatility, hence I would like to learn it.

I was wondering: are there any other guitarists
here who find more joy out of the harp, or am
I just one of a king ;-)

Thanks again - a great site.

Marc




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