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I've managed to learn bending down somehow by trial & error but I yet have to hear my first overblow.

How can I do to get the feeling for overblowing, so that I have a good start for the consequent hours of practice? Do I have to blow really strong or is it just a matter of lip/tongue magic?

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This lesson by Jason Ricci should help you. The trick about bending a drawn note and holding that tongue position when blowing afterwards seems to help get you there, I don't think you have to blow particularly strongly.

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See the Diatonic Harmonica Reference article at http://www.angelfire.com/tx/myquill/Overblows.html. The most important things to do are 1) Adjust the reed gaps, and 2) learn your blow bends very well, with good control.

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