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Harmonica players?

archard

Joined: Jan 11 2007

I really wanna try playing harmonica. It just seems like such a fun, soulful instrument to play. I don't know the first thing about harmonicas though, so I thought I would see if anyone here plays. So can anyone offer me some recommendations on what kind of harmonica to get?

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hslesperance

Location: Walpole, MA

Joined: Aug 10 2008

You should probably start off with a diatonic 10 hole in the key of C. Harmonica is kind of difficult to play at first, especially single notes.

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Waladuz

Der Kritiker

Location: Germany

Joined: May 31 2008

hslesperance is right, that is a good one for newbies. I played the harmonica for a week or so but stopped for some reason. The harmonica is compact, yet very beautiful instrument, that I can only recommend!

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SalemJake

Bewitched

Location: Popular Land

Joined: Oct 13 2008

i got this one at a birthday party when i was a kid.
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ItsAllMeaningless

Working on: auris song

Location: Canada

Joined: Jun 12 2009

Yah the diatonic 10 hole C.

And get a cheap one, in case you decide to give up or become uninterested - better to have not spent the money. I may not be 100% right on this, but I don't think you need a quality harmonica to learn on.

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