I have a 4-hole harmonica. It is too simple; so, I can play simple songs only.

Yesterday, I asked a short question on this site. And, they told me that harmonica bending technique can help me play more than 8 notes.

I have searched on Google; but, there is no guide for my own harmonica type.

Now, I want to know: "Is there any harmonica technique to play more than 8 notes, on a 4-hole harmonica?", and: "Can you show me the link to a document or video... to help me improve my 4-hole harmonica skill?".

I am sorry, I like 4-hole harmonica type only; so, please don't advice me buying a new harmonica type.


It is possible to play 'in-between' notes, by bending the existing ones. As mentioned in the answer to your previous question.An in-between note will be non diatonic, and if the harp's in C, will give you some sharps and flat notes, but the tuning will be up to you, as in they may not come out as well in tune as you would like. However, it will not be possible to EXTEND the range of that harp, if that's what you are hoping.

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  • You have one octave available to play. These 8 notes are called 'diatonic' and are the main notes used in most tunes. There are, however, 5 more 'in-between' notes that we're talking about. Let's take yours as C D E F G A B and C. The in-betweens are C#, D#, F#, G# and A#. Sometimes called Db, Eb, Gb, Ab and Bb respectively. The easier ones to draw and bend should be - Db, Ab and Bb. – Tim Jul 10 '15 at 13:20
  • Edits: I found the answer to my question: music.stackexchange.com/questions/131/note-bending-on-harmonica – Josiah Jul 10 '15 at 15:05

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