Jerry Portnoy

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Warbles and Flutters

Warbles is a technique where you alternate very quickly between two adjacent notes on the harmonica.  It’s a technique used by almost all blues harmonica players .. most famously by Little Walter. Flutters are a form of Tongue blocking where instead of fully blocking the notes .. you ‘flutter’ your tongue on a set of notes to create a beautiful effect. Links for the lesson and practice tracks are below.

The most important thing about doing a warble is that is should be even and smooth.  Think of a dog shaking off water and you get some idea of what to do with your head.

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:

Print Print Chords & Tab

A Harmonica in the Key of E.




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Jerry Portnoy
Jerry Portnoy May 01, 2013

Both ways.

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