i thought i was dropping the back of my tongue, but the sound wasn’t there. after much trying, here’s how i finally got a consistent 2 draw un-bent on my C harp, which has really allowed me to progress. it was hard to practice scales and the phrasings and riffs JP teaches on his dvds with a crappy 2 draw, but now it sounds good and feels even better to be over that hump.
here is what i do. i yawn with my mouth closed.
i know that may not make much sense, but try it if you are a beginner like me and having trouble getting a nice consistent un-bent 2 draw.
without the harp, open your mouth as wide as you can, like you are yawning really big, but leave your lips pressed together. feel the way your mouth and throat feel kind of wide open? now add the harp with your mouth/throat in the “yawning” position and draw the 2 hole from the diaphragm.
i also suggest that you play standing up if you are able.and stand straight. i have found that my posture, which affects my neck/throat position also affects my draw notes.
i hope this helps someone who is stuck on 2 draw fully un bent…