How to take care of my harmonica?
Harmonica Care and Maintenance
First, a few tips about the INSIDE of your harmonica:
The things that actually make the sound inside the harmonica are thin strips of metal
Your harmonicas’ reeds (if a key of C) are only 3/8” (9 mm) to 5/8” (16 mm). They aren’t very big!
So, they need to be handled just right so they’ll work right for you:
Because the reeds are small, small things caught in the harmonica can make them sound
bad, so you want to keep those little reeds CLEAN.
Here are a few tips for taking care of your harmonica:
DON’T EAT and play your harmonica.
Don’t drink sticky, heavy drinks before playing.
Rinse your mouth out well, or brush your teeth if necessary, before
playing the harmonica.
Keep your harmonica in the box or in some other clean place (pocket,
purse) if you aren’t playing.
TAKE NOTE when you put your harmonica down - pay attention to where you
put it: your harmonica is small and easily misplaced.
Tap your harmonica out gently after playing, tapping out the excess saliva - holes down.
DON’T LET OTHERS PLAY YOUR HARMONICA -
unless it is someone you don’t mind kissing - because you’re definitely kissing your harmonica
every time you play!
- Be aware that "bending" notes - though it can sound great - may literally bend the reeds out of tune - don't force the reeds when you bend them, use finesse.
KEEP YOUR HARMONICA SOMEWHERE CONVENIENT SO YOU CAN PLAY OFTEN.
Get in the habit of having a harmonica with you AT ALL TIMES - you never know when it
could come in handy.
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