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Normal blow and draw notes, blow and draw bends, overblows and overdraws - a physical point of view brings order into this diversity. The essay Frequencies explains this idea and can be found here.


What makes blues harp reeds oscillate?
Why  do blues harp reeds oscillate? The answer to this question is not as  simple as you might expect, as the air-flow of the player's breath is  always one-way. Imagine a child on a swing, with the wind steadily  blowing from behind. If the child is inactive, an initial rocking motion  will die down. Eventually the wind from the back will just have the  effect that the swing with the child sitting on it will be slightly  inclined. So why do blues harp reeds oscillate? Current note: The link at this position is temporarily deleted, the article "What makes blues harp reeds oscillate?" is going to be revised.
 
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