How to Clean a Harmonica
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The COMPLETE way to Clean a Harmonica, wash a harmonica, Should I soak my harmonica, make a harmonica airtight
Do you want to clean your harmonica? Harmonica maintenance can be a delicate matter because of how fragile the inside of the instrument is. Follow these tips to successfully clean your harmonica. Rinse with lukewarm water. If you have a diatonic harmonica with a plastic comb simply run some lukewarm water through the harmonica. Placing the mouthpiece against your palm tap it firmly to remove the water.
Tap the harmonica after each use. Because a harmonica is played with the mouth saliva and other contaminants get blown into the instrument by the mouth. After each use tap the harmonica on your hand leg or a towel to knock out any loose saliva. This will help keep it clean and help reduce the amount of build up in the instrument.
Let your harmonica dry after playing. Another way you can help keep your harmonica clean and rust free is to let it dry after playing. When you place it in the case leave the case open. This helps any moisture in the harmonica to dry instead of sitting there damp in your harmonica.
Clean your mouth before playing. If you have eaten or drunk anything right before playing rinse your mouth with water. Remnants of food can get blown into the harmonica and sugar or other contaminants from non water beverages can build up a residue in the harmonica.Washing
Should I soak my harmonica? Hohner does not recommend soaking your harmonica
Disassembling and reassembling a harp For a harmonica that is bolted together, the easiest thing you can do to make it play better is to take it apart and put it back together! By doing this, you can make the harmonica more airtight and improve the alignment of its parts
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