@Evan.meiskin welcome to the forum my friend. Glad you’re digging the course and getting addicted. Can’t think of better addiction. Happy to ave you here my friend.
@Ghartrum - welcome to the forum my friend. Yeah, Low Rider is a great place to start working on single notes, assuming you’ve already developed great fundamentals as described here: https://www.harmonica.com/how-to-play-the-harmonica/
@Murray - yes this is perfectly normal problem that beginners experience. These are the tips for a getting good -2:
1.) Let gravity lower your jaw so that it’s totally relaxed and in a nice “aw” vowel shape, your teeth should be far apart from each other
2.) Keep the back of your tongue down, like it is when you yawn. Make sure it’s not in the “Kk” zone (how your tongue is when you say a “Kk” consonant.)
3.) Nice steady, GENTLE, airflow. Most beginners (and many intermediate and advanced players) use WAY to much pressure.
@daniel.annable2 Welcome! Can’t wait to hear how you like the course…
@Scared_stiff - Wow! Thanks for sharing this. I’m SO EXCITED to have you here in the course. This is the perfect course for you.
I’ll tell you a quick story. In my first marriage my wife was physically and verbally abusive and one thing she always told me was that I was a TERRIBLE SINGER. Before we married I used to sing ALL THE TIME. I became petrified of singing. After divorce I decided to start again. Like you with the public speaking competition, I decided to go to an open mic. My first open mic I was SCARED STIFF. Now I sing ALL THE TIME again.
I’m looking forward to hearing YOUR story in 6 months or a year!!!
@frpelanek - welcome to the forum. I’m so excited that you decided to join the course. Can’t wait to hear about your experience. You’ll be sitting in with bands for sure!
@pnicholas1967 - congrats on getting the course and 2 AWESOME harmonica. Yes, I agree with your philosophy! I’m so honored to be part of your journey, and can’t wait to hear how it goes for ya…
@gtlharmonica - welcome to the course! I look forward to seeing you around!
@pmmudgett - thanks for all of your kind words and I’m so happy that you’re making good use of that Golden Melody now! Thanks for your advice to the young ones. Although we have many students in there 80’s and even 90’s who think YOU’RE still young!!
I love this forum. HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!!!