So I bought a new harmonica-something nice enough that I’ll keep better care of it-and I’m working through the book.
Two things I’ve noticed:
1. Breathing is hard. Especially on the high notes, it feels like I’m holding my breath. I need to practice some more to get the whole diaphragm thing down too.
2. Posture really affects your breathing. If I slouch at all, my stomach doesn’t get out of the way for my diaphragm. That, and I tend to drool when my mouth is open and I’m looking down :\
Thankfully, fiancee was once clarinet and oboe in band, and we are going to in-law’s place to steal a music stand. And fix the car, but that’s no matter. But I shall start looking silly practicing harmonica in front of a music stand by next week. Maybe I should find some more harmonica tab music…