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Overblowing And Overdrawing

The notes in orange can be produced by overblowing and over drawing.

Have a look at the diagram and you can see that all the notes can be produced, in other words the lowly diatonic harmonica can be played chromatically.

 

There is a problem however, it is very difficult to produce all the notes with enough control and the harmonica needs to be precisely set up.

It is easier and quicker to learn the chromatic harmonica, but over blows and over draws have a very exciting sound.