Diaphragm Call MechanicsContributors to this thread:
I am trying to find instruction on the mechanics of bull elk 'chuckles'. I am a novice, but I have a few good diaphragm calls and can bugle and cow call and mew at least OK. I have listened to Wayne Carlton audio and multiple YouTube videos on calling, but what I'm looking for is someone to describe in detail how to make the short repetitive sounds which often follow a bugle. I've been told it's a short "cough" into the call and then sucking air back in, but I cannot seem to do anything close to sucking air back in without almost inhaling the call. The other sound I'd appreciate someone telling me more about how to mechanically replicate is the nervous grunt. I'm not asking someone to plagiarize Elk Nut's calling audio for free. I'd pay for it if someone could tell me it's more than just a listen and then you do it CD. I need the vivid description of HOW...and then I know I need to practice quite a lot.
Thanks for any help / advice you can give!
Call Paul at elk nut productions. He's got dvds that explain these things. Worth talking to...
Paul, I'll be happy to help you out! I sent you a PM.
I was lucky enough to figure it out on my own. Best way I can describe it is use your diaphragm (muscle) and make basically a donkey sound while pushing the air across your mouth diaphragm. Once you get the feel of it you can make the necessary minor adjustments, to some people it feels like they're going to inhale their call... yeah, don't do that.
Put some passion into it, make love to your bugle.. its the only way.
Watch episode 269 of Gritty Bowmen
ElkNut1 's Link
Paul, check out this clip & see if it sheds some light on your question?
Paul, that link was perfect! I thank you for your PM and it. You spend much more time teaching mechanics than most and I need that. I will be buying your audio for sure now, so I can practice during my work commute. If I have further questions I promise I'll take you up on your offer! Popeye
Paul, good deal, glad it helped you out bud! Now comes the practice! (grin) Good luck!