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How to play the Jaw Harp

  • Jul 19, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Jam s Brumlistou - Altán nad Pintovkou, Nad Záhybem 248, 390 01 Tábor, Česko
    Setkání hudebníků z Tábora a okolí. Vezmi buben, brumli, kalimbu, kastaněty, chrastítko, didgeridoo, housle, kytaru, prostě cokoli a společně pojď tvořit hudbu, a nebo jen tak přijď pobýt v příjemném lesíku.
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  • Jan 12, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Prokopova 248/3, Prokopova 248/3, 390 01 Tábor, Czechia
    Do you want to learn to play the hum? Learn the basics of playing this spiritual, shamanic and musical instrument? Under the guidance of an experienced lecturer Petr Jasinčuk, known as Brumlista. Then you are right here.
  • Dec 03, 2022, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Den Brumle/Campus Hybernská/Horní sál, Hybernská 998/4, Nové Město, 110 00 Praha-Praha 1, Česko
    Jen z "rychlíku" projedeme základní techniky a pustíme se na pokročilé techniky hry na brumli. Projedeme 4 vrstvy hry na brumli.
  • Nov 28, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    TEA HOUSE, Hálkova 1630/8, Nové Město, 120 00 Praha-Praha 2, Czechia
    Do you want to learn to play the hum? Learn the basics of playing this spiritual, shamanic and musical instrument? Under the guidance of an experienced lecturer Petr Jasinčuk, known as Brumlista. Then you are right here.
  • Mar 17, 2022, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Prokopova 248/3, Prokopova 248/3, 390 01 Tábor, Czechia
    Do you want to learn to play the hum? Learn the basics of playing this spiritual, shamanic and musical instrument? Under the guidance of an experienced lecturer Petr Jasinčuk, known as Brumlista. Then you are right here.

Attitude, grip, proof, blow

Balanced attitude as in yoga - tadasana. We hold the Jaw Harp with our thumb and forefinger, slightly open our mouths and press the mumble on the teeth so that the tongue of the mumble does not hit the teeth. We close the mouth and the frame of the Jaw Harp with our lips so that no sound escapes us. We will strengthen the mouth. The striking finger is the middle finger and the strike comes from the elbow.

Phase

This technique helps us to realize the position of the tongue in the throat in the context of the depth of tone. We pass between the highest and lowest position of the root of the tongue. In the lower position we open the throat. the tip of the tongue is still behind the lower teeth. Firmly and yet gently fixed. The movement of the tongue comes from the root. 

Offbeat

With a "first time" blow, we inhale through our noses, and for the "second time" we exhale through our mouths through the Jaw Harp. The air flow comes from the diaphragm.

Offbeat - a touch

For the "first time" with a blow, a slight exhalation through the nose and for the "second time" a strong breath through the mouth murmured. The breath is diaphragmatic and deep.

Echo

An effect technique that serves to evoke a repetitive and gradually decreasing sound. May resemble a delay effect. We have a hum in our mouths on our teeth and with the help of our lips we open the space in the oral cavity and close it again. It's like moving our lips from the letter O to U. Everything in a precise rhythm.

Finger blocking

In this technique, I use an intermediary for blocking. For other blocks, you can use another finger or a place on the Jaw Harp. Here I block the tongue close to the bend. Rhythmically and precisely.

Tongue blocking

The tongue is slightly bent outwards and the tip of the tongue is down behind the teeth. Rhythmically, I push my tongue forward to the tongue of the Jaw Harp. This slows him down or even stops him.

Playing finger blocking

For a wider use of the Jaw Harp in music, we need to shorten the sound of the Jaw Harp. The playing finger block is used for this. Either in a direction away from each other or towards each other. Always as we get hit or according to the characteristics of the Jaw Harp.

Vibrate - diaphragm

The sharp vibration of the diaphragm creates very fast successive waves of air, which strike the tongue of the Jaw Harp and create a typical sound. Coughing or laughing, for example, will help you move your diaphragm correctly;)

Vibrate - throat / tongue

Language vibrato is one of the more demanding techniques. Let's try it anyway. The letter "J" is such a trigger. We add an aliquot tone and we have a pair here, which we repeat first slowly and later faster. JO - JO - JO - JO.  

Vibrate - upper tongue

The basic movement of the language is the well-known letter "L". The language knows the movement well. As with most techniques, attach an aliquot tone as needed and training. LA-LA-LA-LA

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