Reply To: Tonguing

Mitch GraingerMitch Grainger

Hey Jon,

I just saw this after answering your other post.. it is possible to break a harmonica with too much force, and a strong T all the time may just do it. That would shock the reed and possibly fracture it if the force was significant and often.

In general, tonguing is an add on effect, it’s definitely not essential, but it helps define a note. It’s very useful sometimes, but should not be done too hard!