this is a cool way to learn, the cough method and vibrato is hard i blow to hard when i do them. any suggestions?
What are you using them for/trying to achieve?
Keep On Harpin’!
[center]Hi Jim, Welcome to the Forum
Throat Vibrato takes a while to learn and a lifetime to perfect.
Remember you can do it blowing out as well as drawing in.
check out JP’s explanation he does a good job describing how to do it.
Harmonica Lesson on Throat Vibrato
You will find vibrato described many ways. JP and Gindick describe it as an inward cough. Gindick also discribed it as imitating a machinegun sound. Jason Ricci moves his tongue in and out deep in the throat. Another suggestion (I cannot remember who to give credit to) said to just bounce/flex your belly in and out.
Vibrato is something I am just starting to work on myself. The last 2 suggestions I am having more luck playing. I am guessing this falls under the rule,“find what works for you, and do that.”
Welcome! Pleased to meet you!
I think what you need is more time! But thats just a guess! Everything in life is balance, and the harmonica is no different! You’ll learn that balance eventually!