Humming and Yelling

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Posted by Stan Besaw on November 11, 2002 at 16:35:52:

In Reply to: humming posted by noob on November 09, 2002 at 18:12:33:

Humming and yelling into the harmonica in pitch is not common, but it's has been done. Magic Dick yells into the harmonica in Whammer Jammer (J. Geils Band- Full House CD) and Freeman Stowers hums into the harmonica for the train whistle in his classic Railroad Blues from the "Harmonica Blues-the 20's & 30's" CD. You can get both these CDs from the Store here.

Good luck,

: hi im pretty new to harmonica but i havent seen anything on this page about a technique i sometimes use for effect. I humm into the harmonica at the same time as blowing, exactly the same way you would if you were playing a kazoo. It gives a strange sound but its pretty much what you would imagine it to sound like. Unfortunatly you cant humm and draw at the same time so u can only do this on blow notes.

: Could people plese try this and see what they think? i usually only 'hum in' to finish a song or riff.

: and would this damage the reeds or shorten their life?

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