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Introduction to Overblows | The Step-by-Step Harmonica Course on Overbending



The perfect starter course on how to overblow! Learn the basics of setting up your harp for overbending, work through scales and explore how to add both overblows and overdraws to your existing playing.


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With the course, you'll get:

  • Step-by-step instruction to get you overblowing for the first time

  • Short lessons in easy-to follow chunks (using a C diatonic harmonica)

  • How to set up your harp to make overbends easier

  • Scales and exercises to add overbends to your playing

NOTE: To take this course, you must already be able to play both draw-bends and blow-bends.


Course outline:


PART 1

1.1 Introduction (1:45)

1.2 Learning goals (0:09)

1.3 Why overblow? (2:53)

1.4 Terminology (1:21)

1.5 Picking the right harp (3:50)

1.6 Setting up the harp (1:28)

1.7 Gapping (10:48)

1.8 Embossing (6:54)

1.9 Waxing the rivet end (6:30)

1.10 Conclusion & homework (0:41)


PART 2

2.1 Learning goals (0:11)

2.2 Which holes will overblow? (1:33)

2.3 How to overblow (5:17)

2.4 Step 1 – The Push (2:49)

2.5 Step 2 – The Choke (1:19)

2.6 Step 3 – The Breakthrough (4:15)

2.7 Practice exercises A (3:48)

2.8 Practice exercises B (0:50)

2.9 Practice exercises C (1:16)

2.10 Conclusion & homework (0:31)


PART 3

3.1 Learning goals (0:13)

3.2 Bending overblows in tune (3:13)

3.3 Practising the chromatic scale (2:43)

3.4 Adding overblows to your playing (1:07)

3.5 Example 1 – major scale in 2nd position (2:09)

3.6 Example 2 – minor pentatonic scale in upper octave (2:00)

3.7 Example 3 – IV and V chords in middle octave (3:06)

3.8 Example 4 – blues scale on IV chord (1:43)

3.9 Song tabs with overblows (0:30)

3.10 Conclusion & homework (0:20)


PART 4

4.1 Learning goals (0:11)

4.2 Which holes will overdraw? (0:54)

4.3 Playing overdraws (2:40)

4.4 Practice exercises (0:46)

4.5 Full chromatic scale in three octaves (4:26)

4.6 Adding overdraws to your playing (1:15)

4.7 Comparing octaves (3:13)

4.8 Example - blues scale upper octave (1:58)

4.9 Diatonic vs. chrom harps (3:03)

4.10 Conclusion (0:22)


NOTE: To take this course, you must already be able to play both draw-bends and blow-bends.


This course is exclusive to my online harmonica school. Start your 30 day free trial today!


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