How to hold a harmonica for beginners.
One of the first basic aspects to take into account when starting to play the harmonica is to learn how to hold it correctly, something fundamental to later be able to successfully achieve the two most used acoustic effects when playing:
Most beginners start with a diatonic harmonica in the key of c.
Gently close your lips over the cover.
You'll also want to look at the overall setup of the harmonica and make sure it's suitable for your needs.
A tip for playing, do not move your head along the harmonica, instead, move the harmonica.
Always hold the harp in your left hand between your index finger and thumb.
Learning to play the harmonica starts with playing a single melody with either a pucker or tongue block — and knowing how to read harmonica tablature (tab), how to play a harmonica in position, and knowing the positions for the 12.
Let your lips close gently over the covers.
Place the harp between your lips until you feel the harp touching the corners of your mouth, where your top and bottom lips meet.
As a general rule, always put the harmonica as far into your mouth as possible while still playing a clean single note.
This will leave space for your mouth at the front.
In this lesson for beginners, learn how to use your hands while.
Securing the harmonica between your thumb and forefinger, hold it in your left hand, as far back as possible.
Hold your middle finger behind the harmonica touching your thumb to stop the harmonica sliding out.
The lessons cover core areas such as learning the notes, how to hold the harmonica, breathing, practicing blow bends, theory, and terminology, and simple tips to play the harmonica faster.
You will have several songs and exercises to put into practice the execution of the single notes on your harmonica.
You will learn the proper breathing techniques.
Hold the harmonica in your left hand, as far back as possible.
With your left hand, make a ‘c' shape, ensuring to keep your thumb and first finger parallel.
With your mouth wide open, use your forearms to bring the harmonica to your mouth.