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Does it sound ok

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Thank you for supporting the muse Luke. :-). Yes. Life is both too long and too short to not enjoy playing music even if we are not supposed to enjoy anything else. LOL! Please don’t allow music to become a burden for yourself unless you really want it to be a. burden. LOL! The secret is in the physical dance that must take place to empower the sound and direct the sound. The expression, joy, excitement, fun, that one can experience from playing “air guitar” alone in their room without any sound to speak of, is a bit of evidence that points to where a great amount of enjoyment is actually coming from. (Not to dismiss the sonic beauty that happens as a result.). Just something more to think about. :slight_smile: Corky

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Loud and clear.

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@Corky_Music I read this to my wife (who’s a world class trumpeter) and she was inspired by it as well. We played one of our duo gigs at the Kona Village Resort on Tuesday night, and I was complimenting her for her physical dance (she was literally dancing a lot during the night - 4 hrs of performing!)

You’re a gift. :sunglasses:

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Thank you Luke and dancing Wife.

Even if wife doesn’t “dance” her embouchure and fingers that control the sound are dancing. And if she’s standing perfectly still she’s dancing inside. And I bet even then her eyebrows will be dancing along. And you too my buddy. We can’t help it … otherwise nothing comes out. LOL! corky

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Do you know if Rachelle Plas is tongue blocking or puckering?

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She uses both and switches back and forth.

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That makes sense :slight_smile: I wasn’t sure if it’s possible to play TB that fast or some effects with puckering

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You can play super fast w TB but you need to learn to tongue switch up and down the entire harmonica. Sugar Blue and James Conway both use this method. One for blues the other for Irish Fiddle Tunes.

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@Adam1 but you’re right Rachelle Plas is lipping when she’s doing fast single note stuff, and tonguing when sh’e doing Chicago blues kinda style stuff, and she does a lot of cool splits too. I love her rhythm when she does the vamping tongue blocked stuff.

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