Harmonica "HARP" TIPS
Play your harmonica warm – always warm it up in your hand first if it is cold – your harmonica will last longer.
Try to keep more than one around.
Do warmup exercises like you would for exercising
Always have a goal or a “baby step” of what you are going to learn next
Always have a harmonica with you
Switch to tongue block embouchure when lipping gets tiring
Try to breathe from your diaphragm
Don’t soak your harmonicas
Get a case to keep your harmonicas in
Make it easy to repeat phrases you are learning
Make it easy to start playing or practicing every day
Learn chromatic scale on chromatic harmonica to determine keys of songs – this avoids having to have all 12 keys with you constantly
Playing the harmonica can help keep you awake when you really need to stay awake – the extra deep breathing oxygenates your blood where it is delivered where it is most needed – your brain.