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When I had started duck calling, a lot of things confused me.
How are these guys using one call and sounding like multiple ducks.
How can you present your air in a different way.
Why does my friends call sound so good when he blows it but it sounds like garbage when I do it.
These 3 questions always baffled me when I was starting out. With this article, I’m going to try and answer some of these questions for you.
1. Sounding like multiple ducks
You can sound like multiple ducks by presenting your air differently into the call.
2. Presenting your air in a different way
The way you can present your air differently is by constricting or opening your throat so less of more air is being able to come out. Another way to do this is by playing with where your tongue is sitting in your mouth when you’re blowing the call.
The lower your tongue sits in your mouth, the louder, deeper, and raspier the noise.
The closer your tongue is to the roof of your mouth, less air is able to escape into the call. This produces your quieter and younger sounding duck noises.
Having your tongue extremely close to the roof of your mouth can make it easier to do a Cajun squeal as well.
3. My Friend vs. Me
It works for him because of how he presents his air. This is very true when someone who uses a double reed tries a single reed for the first time. Half the time it’s because you’re not forcing enough air into the call.