How To: Play in the high register of a harmonica

Play in the high register of a harmonica

How to Play in the high register of a harmonica

Wondering how to hit high notes on your harp? In this harmonica tutorial, you'll learn how to play using the upper register. While this tutorial is geared towards intermediate players, beginners are certain to walk away with something. For more, and to get started playing in the high register of your own harmonica, just press play!

START WITH BLOW HOLE 9

1st time:
Blow hole 9
Draw hole 9
Draw hole 8

2nd time:
Blow hole 9
Draw hole 9 ;extra thing
Draw hole 8 ;extra thing
Draw hole 9 ;extra thing
Draw hole 8 ;extra thing

3rd time:
Blow hole 9
Draw hole 9
Draw hole 8

4th time:
Blow hole 9
Draw hole 9
Draw hole 8

5th time (double fast):
Blow hole 9
Draw hole 9
Draw hole 8

6th time (double fast):
Blow hole 9
Draw hole 9
Draw hole 8

START WITH BLOW HOLE 10

1st time:
Blow hole 10
Draw hole 10
Draw hole 9

2nd time:
Blow hole 10
Draw hole 10 ;extra thing
Draw hole 9 ;extra thing
Draw hole 10 ;extra thing
Draw hole 9 ;extra thing

3rd time:
Blow hole 10
Draw hole 10
Draw hole 9

4th time:
Blow hole 10
Draw hole 10
Draw hole 9

5th time (double fast):
Blow hole 10
Draw hole 10
Draw hole 9

6th time (double fast):
Blow hole 10
Draw hole 10
Draw hole 9

1 Comment

Anybody can blow or draw the notes. I have been teaching myself harmonica for about 3 months now and despite learning the bends, I am still struggling with the top four holes, 7 to 10. I either get nothing or maybe a whistling noise. I have a Special Twenty so it's not the harmonica. I have searched for weeks now on the internet trying to find some sort of help, technique, advice. So anybody can blow the holes but how to get them to sound right or even sound at all in some cases is defeating me. There seems to be no help out there and I am so frustrated. I want to play them well and even fast. Some technique and advice pleeeeeeeeease :)

Sparrow.

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