Re: single notes

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Posted by Chuck on June 01, 2002 at 19:57:12:

In Reply to: single notes posted by rob on May 31, 2002 at 11:07:11:

I am a real beginner but I recently took a 12 week course at our local JuCo from a fellow who teaches throughout the country. They teach the tilted embouchure method. In this method the harp is tilted down at about a 45 degree angle. The upper lip is really high on the upper cover plate. I found that once I got the hang of this method that blowing single notes was a lot easier and didn't stress my face and lips out as much as the pucker method. I also found that the sound was a lot warmer...

Blow, man, blow....

: If I can blow single notes,and play the scale in 1st position fine. Is it safe to assume I'm puckering ok. Because I'm having a real hard time hitting a single note while playing simple songs. I know that is mostly due to being a beginner and not being centered on the hole. But, could I be a little to wide making it harder than it should be. Or is there no real room for error and by practice the centering will come to me. (sorry for being long winded)

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