The Goose Honk
Watch the video for a quick tutorial demonstration.
This is too show you how to break over the reed on a short reed goose call by performing the honk.
The first thing you do is make sure that most of your mouth is over the call (more than you would for a duck call).
Don’t get your hands involved.
A lot of people get very confused as to what to do with their hands (Cue Ricky Bobby quotes). What I mean by this is that make sure that your hands aren’t blocking the end of the call. Simply hold the call.
The air you’re blowing into the call is called “cold air”
Imagine you’re blowing out the candles on a cake.
- Be sure you’re not puffing out your cheeks.
When you’re blowing like this, make sure that your tongue is at the bottom of your mouth to produce an “aweee” sound, then snap your tongue to the roof of your mouth as hard and fast as you can to cut the air and break over the reed. This will require an annoying amount of practice but it will pay off.
You will notice that every other note in the vocabulary of a goose stems from this, so its best to not skimp on the mechanics of this note. The beginning “aweee” note, is a moan, and breaking of the reed produces a cluck in a shorter version of this note( without the awe).
Once you can break over the reed consistently, then you can start experimenting with your hands and doing a cluck.
We will have more videos coming out on beginner goose calling soon!
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