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David's Tip of the Day: Exhale Before You Play

David Barrett Admin's picture

Simple tip today... exhale before you play.

With most activities we find ourselves taking in a breath before taking action. Since we can both blow and draw on the harmonica, it makes sense to not take in a breath before playing... just play. It's also to our advantage to exhale a little bit before we play due to the fact that our common 2nd Position has us playing more draw notes (this is where the all-import notes of the I7 Chord are found... the chord we spend most the time on). As a player advances they'll use even more draw notes due to draw bending, so this becomes imperative in same cases.