Feedback request - Classy noodling


Can I request feedback on my playing? This is literally noodling in a somewhat classy style, and there are some missed notes here and there, but generally speaking I would really appreciate criticism on my playing!

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Well. I couldn’t do that. So for me it’s amazing. I’m just starting tongue blocking so I can’t be sure but I’m guessing thats how you’re doing two things at once near the end.
Well done on all accounts for skill and bravery putting yourself out there.
I’m sorry I can’t give you a technical critique but I can say I liked it.



I am learning Whammer Jammer, and even though it is a ridiculous song to learn, there is a lot of interesting techniques in it. Definitely not a beginner song, but worth taking a stab at if you are past the ‘I can blow single notes’ and ‘I can bend!’ stages of playing.

Really opens up the world of tongue blocking - at least for me.


Hello @Dk360,
definitely interesting! You play relatively fluently and only have a few notes where you don’t hit the individual notes quite cleanly. But that’s a matter of practice, just like the rhythm.
The intermediate part sounds like J. Strauss’ “On the Beautiful Blue Danube”? How did you play from 00:36 min.? That’s actually only possible by recording a second track?

Anyway, I like it and you should definitely continue :blush:!

Regards from Astrid :woman_in_lotus_position:



Thanks - The part at :36 is a tongue blocked octave. Basically block an octave, say 1&4 with holes 2&3 blocked, and bump your tongue back and forth against 2&3 while keeping air on your 1&4 octave holes.

Hopefully that makes sense…


Yes, @Dk360, I know how the tongue block works because I also use it when practicing.
But from then on you play a real melody. That’s why I came to J. Strauss. I do not understand that.
Did you improvise or are there tabs for it? I would be very interested to see what they look like.
Maybe you can enter them here? Don’t be in a hurry either. Thank you very much!

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Sure - The only part here that is genuinely my own is the part starting at :23 -:30ish. I played brass for years and kind of have classical music “baked in” when I improvise…I made up the melody, but I definitely was heavily influenced by what I have played/heard in the past.

Starting at :23 the tab is some variation of this:

+7 +6 +7 -7 -6 -7 +7 +6 +7 -6 -5 -6 +6 +5 +6 -5 -4 -5

You can start on any hole, although I prefer 7, and just walk this pattern up and down the harp.

Not sure if this is exactly what you were looking for, but let me know.


Hey @Dk360 sounding good my friend. You’re isolating notes well, the tongue blocking stuff sounds good. Keep up the great work!