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D tune 10 hole diatonic harmonica playing
Jul 18, 2018

In general, the 10 hole diatonic harmonica in d is the scientific name of the blues harmonica, so there is no difference between the two. In the process of practicing, you can effectively blow through the air. The first thing to practice is to speak. . Pick a hole, or a set of holes, then blow gently. The hole near it will automatically match the sound, so you can try to blow three holes at a time. Practice switching between blowing a hole and a few holes.


The 10 hole diatonic harmonica in d can be called a straight blow or a first position. When practicing, it is not easy to control a few holes at a time. For better control, you have to learn to block some holes with your tongue, which will be mentioned later.


D adjusts the inspiratory of the 10-hole diatonic harmonica to change the tone, so you need to remember to let the air flow gently through the reed. Under normal circumstances, inhaling can make each syllable higher than the first step. By blowing and inhaling, you You can blow out all the syllables you have adjusted.


The “loop” or “second position” of the 10-tone diatonic harmonica is generally applicable to the improvisation of Bruce. If you are using a chromatic harmonica, practice pressing the button on the side to further control the syllable.

Try to blow a scale. On the C-scale diatonic harmonica, the C scale is from (top) 4 to (top) 7. This is repeated, except that the 7th hole is reversed (inhale first, then blow). This is the only complete scale on the C harmonica, but sometimes you can play other scales as long as they don't need the syllables that can't be blown out.

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