Round mouthpiece Chromatic advantages:
Effectively reduce leakage on both sides of the mouth, more accurate airflow into the sound hole, avoid mix Sound!
Learn How to Play the Harmonica
Fun Techniques for Learning to Play the Harmonica!
So you want to learn how to play the harmonica? On this page I reveal the number one, easiest secret I know for learning how to play the harmonica with a rich bluesy tone and solid rhythm by getting your mouth position right!
Can you bend and make the harmonica sing with rich and soulful sounds or do your notes sometimes sound airy and squeaky? I’m asking because far too many intermediate level players get stuck with bad habits and find themselves frustrated, unable to play songs accurately, and discouraged when attempting to bend.
If you’ve been having a hard time learning to play harmonica, it’s likely you have not been using the Deep Relaxed Embouchure as seen in Figure 1 below.
FIGURE 2 : DONT’S DO THIS
Step 1. Hold the harmonica in your right hand so the numbers are facing up (the lowest sounding note should be on your left). This is not the advanced hand technique but this will make it easier for now…first things first.
Step 2. Position the harmonica deep in your mouth. Relax and moisten your lips.
Step 3. Rotate the harmonica so that the back-side of the harmonica goes up towards the ceiling. The angling of the harmonica down into your lower lip is critical (see Figure 1 above).
Step 4. Use a mirror to check that your upper lip is deep over the harmonica as demonstrated in this picture…
STEP 4: USE A MIRROR
Step 5 (Most important). Unfold your lower lip. Notice in the photograph how the lower lip is unfolded so that the harmonica is making contact with the inner surface of the lower lip. Compare step 4 and 5’s photographs and notice how shallow the lower lip is on the cover plate of the harmonica.
Step 6. Use your fingers to pull down the lower lip to make sure that the harmonica is contacting the tender inner surface of your lower lip.
Step 7. Look in a mirror to confirm
1. The upper lip is deep on the harmonica.
2. The lower lip is shallow on the harmonica.
3. The harmonica is contacting the inner surface of your lower lip.
4. The harmonica is angled down into the lower lip.
How to Hold a Harmonica
Hold the body of the harmonica in the left hand between the thumb and index finger. The three remaining fingers will then be curved slightly, to form a small resonating space. Place the flat of your right hand over the harmonica (not the mouthpiece side!), and enclose it, forming a tight cup. Optimally, the cup should form a large resonating space.
There are quite a few variants for holding a chromatic. One is a deviation of the diatonic hold, using the right thumb to work the slide button. This is particularly used by Blues player, which often play Chromatic in 3rd position only.
Package Contents: 1 x Swan Harmonica, 1 x Protective Hard Case 1x Cloth
Last Updated @ 6/13/2018 3:41:00 PM