For me it was and still is: practice, practice, and practice. I started with the bluesy stile of harping in spring this year and think I am a beginner still. Draw bending was hard for me to master. I now think I can hit the draw bends needed in 2nd position. Years end is reserved for blow bends and this will keep me practicing in 2017 as well.
For me it proofed helpful to record and playback my harping with my MacBook – I use audacity for this. I recognised that the harp sounds quite different in my head compared to what I record. Sometimes I thought after playback: “Sounds quite well”, although it didn’t sound so good while recording (I hope you can follow my thoughts).
Here are some Apps I find useful for practicing the bluesharp
Bendometer mobile – thats the one I mentioned already:
Harmonica exercises – little patterns easy to follow [graphic representation and sound for each pattern]:
Functional ear trainer – I have no perfect ear and try to train it:
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