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Mitch GraingerMitch Grainger
Keymaster

Hey Matthew,

You should not have sore lips, however the muscles around your lips will become a little sore when you’re first starting to play regularly. Those muscles are just not used to being used that much.

The main thing with puckering, as I mention in the videos is to place your lips a fair way over the harmonica and let the inside of your lips make the most contact, not the front (dry) part.. when this is right the ‘fighting’ you mention will stop and you should have enough natural lubrication from the saliva in your mouth to move around on the harmonica freely.

🙂