Okay. So I’ll use this as an introduction also!
I found an old harmonica in a drawer in my house a few days ago and have been practicing it and playing around with it, learning the basics and whatnot.
Well the harmonica I’ve got is a Bluesband Hohner harmonica which are reputed to be very cheap and occasionally of very poor quality. So after playing I realized that the draw reeds of several holes are shot, and the blow reeds of the higher holes are shot. I can’t seem to bend any of the holes. I can bend 1 just fine. In fact I played along to a video and I matched tone. But I can’t get ANY of the other holes to bend, not even three, which is supposed to have a three-note gap.
Could the reeds being damaged affect my ability to bend the notes, or am I just making up excuses?