Using Your Hands
You can use your hands to add effects to your music. Cup your harmonica in
your hands in such a way that you can enclose it completely to muffle its sound. Then by opening and closing
your hands with each syllable you will be producing a "waa-waa" sound. By rapidly opening and closing your
hands you will be producing a tremolo effect. By opening your hands wide and forming a megaphone you will
increase the volume.
Do you have to play clear single notes? No, not really. At first it is a little difficult to get just one note.
Most beginners will play holes 3, 4 and 5 when trying to play hole #4. And that is OK. Many old timers play the
harmonica just like that. When you do, you are playing chords. And often it sounds rather nice. However, eventually
you will want to be able to get clear single notes. This will come in time. Just keep trying.
3 4 -4 5 5 5 -4
5 4 4
You are my sun-shine, my on-ly sun-shine,
Play this on your C harmonica
Suzuki Promaster Harmonica
from Coast to Coast Music