Dennis Gruenling here to start taking apart my Two For One chromatic song. Starting right out the gate with some high draw octaves here, and the great thing to remember with this octave technique is that ALL of the octaves (blow and draw) all the way up and down the harp are done the exact same way. The same embouchure is used, where we will be blocking 3 holes in the middle and playing the 2 outside holes on either side of our tongue. It may seem intimidating at first, but once you get the correct shape for your mouth, you will be good to go - have at it!
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
C Chromatic Harmonica in the Key of D.
Loop 0:00 First Chorus of Two for One with Guitar
Loop 1:00 First Chorus with Harmonica Only
Loop 1:29 Playing Octaves on a Chromatic Harmonica
Loop 3:40 Breakdown of First 8 Bars
Loop 4:45 Practice Loop of First 8 Bars
Loop 5:32 Breakdown of Last 4 Bars
Loop 6:30 Practice Loop Last Section
Loop 6:45 Slow Practice Loop
Loop 7:15 Closing Thoughts