Tongue blocking is a technique to get single notes from the harmonica. It’s a great tool as it also allows you to start the note with a chord .. and then ‘block’ all but the remaining notes with your tongue just after the notes sound. This gives a great percussive effect that is full, rich and open to many variations.
Without tongue blocking, your sound is going to be very limited and pretty thin. In addition to percussive single notes, tongue blocking also allows you to play octaves, split chords, back rhythm and various special effects.
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A Harp in the Key of E.