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Max
Newbie

Jun-2004
17 Posts.
 1st and 2nd hole
Jun-14-04 2:45pm  

Ive been reading some other questions and ive found out that a lot of people have this same problem. I have a 10 hole diatonic harp in key of C. My first and second hole make a nasty sound when i draw on them. Is there a certain technique for these holes or might it be broken? If it is broken then do i need to buy a whole new plate or just the individual reeds and do the plates cost much. any info would be appreciated, thanx

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spider
Gladiator


Mar-2004
457 Posts.
 Re: 1st and 2nd hole
Jun-14-04 2:54pm  [ re: Max ]

dont beleive its broken bro, most of the time it,s just the nature of the beast so to speak . when i play i use the lower 2 key,s just to touch upon. and add a little backbone to the song. also the upper 2 key,s have a no bend policy when i worked on getting them to bend i broke reeds , so i just decided to use them in their natural state. do know what kinda harp your playing , i play honer pro harp and the honer reed plates that replace it are the crossharp seri,s and run about 20.00 hope that helps later bro.

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drew

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Verona
Newbie

Jun-2004
4 Posts.
 Re: 1st and 2nd hole
Jun-15-04 10:13pm  [ re: Max ]

I notice the same thing with my #2 hole when i draw, real nasty sound although my harp is new

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seamus
webmaster


Feb-2004
323 Posts.
 Re: 1st and 2nd hole
Jun-15-04 10:30pm  [ re: Verona ]

Verona,
Does it sound any better if you breath in through your nose while you draw on the #2 hole? It should sound the same as blow 3.
Switch back and fourth between 2 draw and 3 blow breathing through your nose too while you play, Both these notes are "G" on a "C" harmonica.

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DocMiller
Gladiator

Apr-2004
156 Posts.
 Re: 1st and 2nd hole
Jun-16-04 2:02am  [ re: seamus ]

Just a question: What do the blue dots under everyone's name signify?

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seamus
webmaster


Feb-2004
323 Posts.
 Re: 1st and 2nd hole
Jun-16-04 5:04pm  [ re: DocMiller ]

They donít mean that much really
The more posts you have the on the board the more dots show up

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Verona
Newbie

Jun-2004
4 Posts.
 Re: 1st and 2nd hole
Jun-16-04 9:53pm  [ re: Max ]

I notice if i move my tongue it will actually sound better

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drichey
Newbie

Mar-2004
11 Posts.
 Re: 1st and 2nd hole
Jun-18-04 6:35am  [ re: Verona ]

just a suggestion but try tilting the rear of the harmonica and then play hole #2 it should cause the holes to rise a bit higher but just keep workin on it dude itll come i had the same problm when i started like seamus once told me practice practice and more practice

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Daniel

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