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Harmonica Lessons: 8-9-10 Blow: Difference Tones

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[MUSIC]
And you get some really
cool difference tones.
I'll get into that a little bit later.
Well, I'll talk about it a little now.
I can't just ignore that.
When I play these two notes.
[SOUND] When I play them together,
you'll hear a third note come out.
[SOUND] That's [SOUND] That's a low G.
I'm not playing that low G.
That low G reed isn't vibrating.
The sound that you're hearing.
[MUSIC]
All that sound of [NOISE] is what's called
the difference tone between the two notes.
Which happen to be a B and
a D on this harmonica.
And as you bend, and
you really lay into these notes to get a
[MUSIC],
that low tone also changes, because it's
the difference between the pitches
of the two notes that I'm bending.
It's another really,
really cool thing about the harmonica.
That it's got kind of a natural
distortion built into it,
that you don't need a mic or
an amp for that.
It's one of the very, very few instruments
that has it's own built in distortion.
So you can see that in a lot of ways,
it's like a guitar.
And the wawa peddle came from
[MUSIC]
from that, and we got our own
[MUSIC].
We got our own distortion
with the difference tones.
[MUSIC]