Posted by Stan Besaw on December 30, 2002 at 05:27:04:
In Reply to: ready to pull my hair out!!!! posted by Benn on December 30, 2002 at 05:05:35:
1. Cheap harmoncas are tough to learn to bend on because they leak air. Make sure this isn't part of your problem.
2. Everything is related. Make sure your single notes and breathing are reasonably good. You should first be able to get and maintain a single note with the harmonica comfortably into your mouth. Your jaw is dropped and your teeth are spread apart so the harmonca is actually close to 1/2" into your mouth. If you bite down, your front teeth would touch the harmonica.
3. Make sure you can hear the bent sound in your head first, before trying to bend. Use the sound files on this site. Can you whistle or sing the bent and the unbent sounds?
4. Don't quit. It's hard for everyone.
: I have been trying to bend the 4d. First I was not getting a constant note out of 2d but I fixed that. I can't even move the harmonica up to get the bend!!! Is it a tounge thing or a lungs and mouth movement. is it an air restriction? I have read everything on this site a few times and what others have said on this message board. I think I have tried every mouth position possable!!! I am getting light headed trying!
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