In this video, I answer a question from a beginner harmonica student about the best harmonica embouchure and if there is a wrong way to learn. What is embouchure? Lip-Pursing, Tongue-Blocking or U-Blocking?
Every Wednesday I do a live-streamed Q and A session for members of Tomlin Harmonica School. It’s a great place for students to get specific questions answered live. If you’re interested, check out the school at https://tomlinharmonicaschool.com/.
In this video…
0:00 Question from a student about the best harmonica embouchure
1:33 My thoughts on U-blocking
2:16 Why lip-pursing or tongue-blocking makes things easier when playing more advanced techniques
3:14 If lip-pursing is very tense, try this instead
3:36 Lip-pursing is best for these techniques
3:52 Benefits of a hybrid approach
4:05 Why U-blocking might be harder in long run
Related Videos – Best Harmonica Embouchure:
⮞ Check out this episode of Tomlin’s Harmonica Podcast with Philip Jackson, a good harmonica player who u-blocks.
⮞ Tongue Blocking vs Lip Pursing and why you should do both
⮞ Tongue Blocking For Lip Pursers