I have been playing Swedish traditional folk music on a Hohner special 20 in G, for about two years. The other day i bought two new harmonicas to finally be able to play in D and A as well. The thing is, holes nr 1,2,3,4 & 6 on the new harmonicas are really hard to bend. Some of them wont bend at all. The new harmonicas are Hohner golden melody in D and Hering 1923 vintage harp in A. The questions i want to ask is:
- Does my new harps require a different technique to bend?
- Maybe i don’t know how to bend at all?
- Or, are some harps just really tough to bend and some not. And if so, it it possible to adjust the reeds to make a tone easier to bend? (I already know how to tune a harmonica)
If someone else already made this post i apologize and would be happy to get a link.
Thanks for your help!