This is Jim Luke again. This lesson is about something we call the shuffle; we’ll get
to the shuffle but first we are going to talk about the train. The train or the Choogle
is a little bit like this.
Now, that little train thing is really a breathing exercise, first of all. And what it also does
it teaches you timing. Now if you are going to learn to play that you can start out real
slow with it, and let’s just break down the elements and then play them slowly. The
first thing that happens is you have your pucker is one, two, three and four draw and
blow. You are hitting your tongue with the roof of the mouth to get the separation. Remember
to keep your lips real loose on the harmonica to get the best tone. Now once you’ve done
that; got the harp to your face and you’re going back and forth here you learn to ultimately
speed it up as you go along. So
now you are moving along quick so what do we do next? Now we have to blow the whistle.
you pucker up a little bit; shove the harmonica up and draw go wah oo wah. That’s the whistle
and that’s a little bit about how to play the train. So try it out for yourself and