Try this with a mirror

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Posted by Stan Besaw on December 20, 2002 at 06:46:33:

In Reply to: Still confused! posted by Dave on December 20, 2002 at 05:12:25:

Open your mouth, drop your jaw, put the harmonica into your mouth so that the wet insides of your lips are firmly on the harmonica- about 1/4"- 1/3" of an inch on it, look in the mirror and squeeze the corners of your lips with your thumb and forefinger - like the photo on the page- the vertical slot thing, and then play with it until you get single notes. Once that happens, see if you can maintain the single notes without your fingers. Keep you mouth open far enough so that your teeth are at least 1/2 inch apart. Practice, practice, practice. Don't quit.

Good luck,

: :Ok my lips are to the bottom or the pro harp letters. I can get good single notes if I press the harp firmly against my lips, but when I try to move to other blow holes I seem to only blow chords. I have read "singlenotes" and beginners start here a bunch of times. I really don't want to create any bad habits that are hard to break. This site is great and thankyou for any advice!!!!

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