I’m a novice player and am working on getting my single note playing down at the moment. I feel I have been making steady enough progress and my accuracy over the first 4 holes is definitely improving.
However, I often have trouble getting the hole 1 blow note to sound (the draw seems to sound much easier). I have tried attacking the blow with a “k” at the start which seems to help, but does not entirely sort the problem. It seems to take a while to get the reed to vibrate and the note to sound at which point it becomes easy to maintain/manipulate.
I haven’t had this problem on any other hole (bearing in mind that I haven’t really moved past number 4 yet) and was wondering if it is possible that I need to take the cover plate off and increase the gap between the reed and the plate?
Of course it could just be poor technique on my part.
Thanks in advance,