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Chamber Size and High Bends, Part 2 - Tips from the Harmonica Masters Workshops

David Barrett Admin's picture

As I spoke of yesterday, your focus is to use the front of your tongue, far forward in your mouth... this creates the small chamber needed to tune your mouth to the blow bend you wish to produce. It's common to hear someone describing their bending process that their tongue moves forward to produce the blow bend. This is consistent with us wanting to create the small chamber, and this will work for holes 8 and 9 blow bends, but not for the 10. Chew on this for a bit... think of why moving your tongue forward for a bend (a note that starts at a given pitch and then moves downward) is not the best technique.