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Old 01-31-2009, 08:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Harmonica

does anyone on here play the harmonica? Ive been wantin to learn how to play it since i heard Train Train by Blackfoot and The Wizard by Black Sabbath. I also dig the harmonica player, Mickey, from Willie Nelsons band.

i know i want to get a blues harmonica, but what sort should i start out on? any particular brand that is good? ive seen em ranging from $20 to $180. and do you have any tips for me startin out

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Old 01-31-2009, 07:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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same as any other instrument it doesn't really what brand you start out with only that you actually start out.

the most common types i've seen are in the keys of C and G. get a cheap one and once you've built up some technique then splurge on the $100+ models.

also i've never seen a harmonica for sale for more than about $10. what do you get for $180??? is it gold plated and diamond studded or something? hehehe
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Old 02-01-2009, 10:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
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does anyone on here play the harmonica? Ive been wantin to learn how to play it since i heard Train Train by Blackfoot and The Wizard by Black Sabbath. I also dig the harmonica player, Mickey, from Willie Nelsons band.

i know i want to get a blues harmonica, but what sort should i start out on? any particular brand that is good? ive seen em ranging from $20 to $180. and do you have any tips for me startin out

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Hohner,marineband are some of the good ones...usually people start of with a C harp....u have loads of lessons on utube and harptabs.com is awesome to get started..
once you're comfortable with the C harp move to the other keys n finally a harmonica that can play sharps (it has a button)....

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thanks both of you guys i appreciate it. ill be lookin for a hohner, shekar. that looks perfect for what i want.
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Old 02-02-2009, 09:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I don't think it really matters what key you get. I have one in the key of A. The actual notes on the harmonica are pretty straight forward, its just a matter of getting the technique down which can be very tricky.
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I play with a C and a G. I believe they're both Marine Band and they're pretty good.
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Truthfully, for a wider range, a Chromatic Harmonica is the way to go, with access to all the keys.

But I agree with the above recommendation of a Hohner.
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thanks, prophet. not too long ago i got a hohner in they key of c and its been a good one to practice on, and im gettin ready to get me a better one here in a few days. im wantin to get either a marine band or a hohner special 20 but now ill look into those chromatics.
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Old 03-12-2009, 02:35 PM   #9 (permalink)
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hello friends. i play harmonica or mouthorgan(that's what we call it in india) . all though i consider myself a descent mouthorgan player, i never had a chance to play hohner . i play the diatonic Hero brand and tower chromatic brand.... i always have a doubt - 'what's the difference between a 10 hole and 24 hole ? ' can somebody please enlighten me... also plz give me the tabs layout in 10 holes hohner.



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uh, you could get a blues harmonica for like 5 dollars. as for learning, i say look up some vids on youtube and stuff
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