Posted by Bill Phelb on February 07, 2002 at 16:09:32:
In Reply to: Re: Key of G posted by Jezzmund on February 07, 2002 at 06:18:42:
The explanation on this site makes perfect sense, it's logical and follows the rules of physics. I'm been playing a long time, and until I was fortunate enough to take some lessons with a couple of good teachers, many of the the things I thought I was doing correctly, I wasn't. Sometimes, someone that knows what they're doing has to get in your face and show you what's up (unfortunately, not easy over the web). Pulling the air up to the roof of your only makes sense if you have the back of the harmonica tilted down. "Gently" is always good though.
: : Is it just me as a rookie- That I can't seem to get G on cross harp to sound good. I inhale on 1 and 3 and they sound fine I go in on 2 and it sounds like it just dosen't get G?
: Draw 2 on a G harp is about as tough as it gets. To get it, think about pulling (gently) a stream of air up toward the roof of your mouth. The suggestion on this site that the airstream on all notes be parallel to the reed is erroneous, IMHO. FWIW it took me a couple of months to get a decent draw 2 on my G.
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