The Diatonic Harmonica
is held by the left hand between the
thumb and index finger.
The holes are on the upper side. The lower tones are on
the left side.
Close the fingers of your left hand in an arch, then bring your right hand (fingers closed) behind the harmonica to create a sort of sound box at the back. Hold your thumbs together up front.
You can create a trembling (Vibrato)
effect by opening and closing the fingers of your right hand several times
while playing. Your thumbs should stick together.
Hold the Chromatic Harmonica
with the left hand between the
thumb and index finger. The chromatic
button is on the
Hold your right hand on the other side the same way as the left .
Push the chromatic button with the first joint of the index finger – it raises the note by a half tone.
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