Some tips on Harmonicas
Types of harmonicas
The most popular harmonicas are 10-hole major diatonics - for blues, rock, country, and folk
Then chromatic Harmonicas - mostly for jazz, classical and melody playing
Other types like tremolo, octave, minor tunings, bass and chord harmonicas, tend to be for special purposes.
The key of "C" is the best first key for diatonic. After the key of C the next most used are "A", "D", "F", "G", and "Bb"
Of course, if there is a song in a particular key that you want to play along with, then you would need the correct diatonic key for that song.
For the Chromatic harmonica, we always recommend "C". Working with scales will allow you to play your chromatic harmonica in any key you choose. Unless you have a special purpose or reason, you do not need to buy a chromatic harmonica in any key other than the key of “C".
Wood or plastic Harmonic comb - Very little difference in tonal quality between
wood and plastic combs. Most tone is from the Players technical ability.
Wooden combs are now sealed - so will not expand and contrast moisture.
Once purchased - Have Fun - Some harmonicas come with online lessons from the
Manufacturer or you can purchase an appropriate tutor book. Play simple songs and
make up melodies with friends or your favourite bands
The Major Diatonic harmonica is the most commonly used tuning for playing Blues, Rock, Country Folk & Jazz.
Model: 1910 - orange label -
Available in 14 Keys (Listed low to high): Lo F, G, Ab, A, Bb, B, C, Db, D, Eb, E, F, F#, Hi G
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