Maybe helpful for other rookies like myself

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Maybe helpful for other rookies like myself

Postby jagarner70 » Sat May 13, 2006 1:40 pm

I have been working on my harp pretty well and making some progress but the 2 draw was still flat most of the time. I knew the harp was fine and the problem was with my breathing. Too much sucking and not enough inhaling from the stomach. When I concentrated on inhaling from the stomach I could hit the note clean. I realized that I always play sitting down and I tried a riff while standing and everything came easier. Relax your lips and breath in from the stomach while standing. Keep moving back and forth from the 3 draw to the 2 draw without taking a breath. This may sound crazy but this is helping me.
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RE: Maybe helpful for other rookies like myse

Postby gogs » Sun May 14, 2006 12:39 am

BINGO!!!I've been having problems with that hole as well.All the rest;perfect,but 2 has always sounded like a goose farting in the fog!I always play sitting(and driving)too,so I tried your technique and it works just fine.Cheers mate!:D
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Postby colmanL » Sat Jul 29, 2006 3:31 am

I just got into here today. if i can help any one get on it then God speed.
try this. on #2 hole draw ,draw in for a few beats pronouncing AAe then
go All. yes! Aee-All, this is the trick to bend a note. don`t draw in to hard.
draw in easy,AAe-then All. work with it and you`ll be bending notes
have fun.......
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