Posted by Bill Phelb on May 23, 2002 at 01:25:44:
In Reply to: bending the 3 draw posted by slotherjay on May 22, 2002 at 21:12:34:
I don't think you have to go to that extreme. Pretend like your nose is stuffed up when you play, especially on draw notes. This assumes you are playing 2nd position and most of your notes are draw notes. The exception would be when you play blow notes, you can let air out your nose simultaneous to the blow note to counter balance the massive amount of air you take in from draw notes.
: I've been practicing my draw bends for a while and, today, discovered that I can get better control and tonal quality by plugging my nose when I play (you know, just by pinching it closed). Should I go to the sports store and invest in some swimmer's plugs, or is there a better way to control my air intake when I play? I've already read harmonicalessons.com's advice, and the postings on draw 3 bends from earlier this month.
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