Sometimes people get into the habbit of playing overblows and overdraws with a lot of force. They feel that the overblows have to be kicked into action. They choke the blowreed and then push the drawreed into sounding.
There is no need for this, overblows and overdraws can be played with no more effort than is needed for a bend note or non bent note. The only thing that is needed is accuracy in resonating the right pitch.
Using a lot of force in overblowing is bad for the reeds it will damage the harmonica. Many beginning overblowers go through several harmonicas before they learn to play gently enough for the harmonica to survive.
I am a toung blocker player. I have been playing for over 40 years. I do not use the lip purse method. I want to learn to overblow. Can it be done while toung blocking?
Thanks in advance
I like Jazz rock from the 70;s and spatially Mahavishnu Orchestra. I already learned to play overdraws and over blows, but when I am on stage with a band there are some parts that we all get loud(still musical), but when I come back to the normal volume of the songs or song I find out that my harmonica got out of tune or not sound at all or it sounds in some parts.
I like to be loud I am a high energy musician on the stage, and I have to say that I can be loud but I am melodic. I play in different positions, but my problem is the volume. Have you ever thought about a diatonic harmonica design for loud musicians? sounds probably not professional, but at the same time if I want to play Mahavishnu's tunes I don't want to sound like kenny G.
Thank you very much.
great help! thanks!
What modifications to the draw reeds need to be done, since that is the reed that
is really producing the overblown note. Help! Thanks
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