1.) JDR Harmonica ,10 Holes 20 Tones Blues Harmonica Key of C ,With 1mm Plate Structure For Beginners, Kids, Musician, Suitable For Any Occasion, Like Blues, Folk, Jazz and Pop https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07F6Y14BS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_5PJjFbYGTYW2M
2.) Fender Blues Deluxe Harmonica, Key of C https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00KZHMZ1K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_lQJjFb7K6W607
3.) Eastar Major Blues Harmonica 10 Holes C Key Beginner Harmonica for Kids and Adults with Hard Case and Cloth https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07HTR33SD/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_dRJjFbVDFD98H
4.) ARTHOMES Harmonica, Blues Harmonica Key of C 10 Holes 20 Tones with Mini Harmonica Necklace Case and Cleaning Cloth for Professional Player Beginner Students Children Kids https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0816CJ4N9/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_lTJjFbFC3JT50
Obviously if you blow harder it will be louder. I just got my first harmonica so I don’t know, but my harmonica is really quiet. Should I buy another one?
I think it's time to update the poll.
Between Fender and Big River I'd go for Fender since it's a C
I also live in Romania
Few days back I found a video online with a guy playing a harmonica and given the situation all of us are in for months sitting indoors... I figured I'll learn something new. Fast forward I bought a harmonica and have been trying to play single notes for days now with zero progress. I've been trying the pucker method and it's not working . Usually I would just give up but for once I thought I'll try asking for some help.
Edit : Thanks a lot everyone. I'm able to play single notes consistently although there are occasional misses but they're rare. All the tips were very helpful.
For anyone new I'd say that even though the tips help a lot it will be not giving up and experimenting with the harp keeping all the tips in mind obviously that's paramount.
Okay, let's make this sticky! People show up here and they either have already bought a harmonica and can't figure out why it's not working or to ask what harmonica they should buy. (By the way, the cool kids call them harps, not harmonicas!)
Let me start by saying there are several types of harmonica- tremolos, octave harps, blues harps (also often called diatonics), chromatics, chord harmonicas and bass harmonicas. Which kind should you buy?
Blues harp! Well, it's not that simple but if you want to play anything from Bob Dylan to Aerosmith to Little Walter or Jason Ricci that's what you should choose. It's what's used in most folk and blues. The good news is, as musical instruments go they are cheap. You can get a good one for under $50. The bad news is they only are designed to play in one key, and although you can squeeze some extra keys out of them with advanced techniques eventually you'll want more keys. If you treat them well though- breathe through them instead of... keep reading on reddit ➡
Which one should i buy? All of them are C (They also don't destroy my wallet lol)
Personally i'd like the Big Valley since it's a Tremolo
this is my big guide for the harmonica student, have a look.
I recently got an old one from my grandma, it has 16 holes and is in the key of C, I'll try to describe the notes as well as I can
I can't really identify the rest of the harmonica, can someone help me?
I also made some changes to the notes
(Thank you all for helping btw)
I recently gave harmonica a try using an old tremolo harmonica found in my grandparent’s house and would like to learn more about it.
I found some information online about being able to access notes that is not on the scale of your harmonica by blow/draw bending but could not get it to work with my tremolo harmonica. Am I doing it wrongly or is it not possible for my harmonica?
Coral Trimmer started playing the harmonica 85 years ago. The 90-year-old has played music in bordellos in London, to soldiers in the Middle East - and recently moved home to the Kapiti Coast. Coral joins Kathryn Ryan to tell her about growing up alongside her brother, ballet dancer Sir Jon Trimmer, her love affair with a war heroine, and decades of playing music around the world.
my guess for the yeara would be between 1995-2010, but im not certain. pretty sure it was a dance-pop ish song. The only part I remember features some sort of instrument, what I think is closest to a harmonica, the notes that are being played start off reasonably high, and in about 15 notes (?), it reaches the lowest point
this part is played several times throughout the song. I don't think it's a very popular song anymore, but hopefully someone recognizes it.
Hi everyone, after playing jazz trumpet for several years I’ve had to give it up due to overuse injury, now I wanna pick up harmonica.
I’d love some advice on a good models of chromatic harmonica (must be chromatic). Also l’d quite like it to have a darker tone (the darker the better). I’d be willing to invest a decent amount of money to get something thats not junk but nothing stupidly expensive.
Thanks in advance for any help.
Edit: lots of great replies here, thanks guys!
I’m beginning to play the diatonic harmonica and have been at it for about a month. I’ve noticed I’m not really getting better, as I’m just playing the same few songs over and over again. I play along with guitar by the way. I’m looking for some exercises and or practice routines that I can use to improve my harmonica playing. I’m looking to play about 20 minutes every day to leave time for practicing guitar and piano, which are my instruments of focus. Thanks!
This is SPAH week. In normal times, about 500 harmonica fiends would be gathering in a hotel to ehtnuse and even hyperventilate. but this year, we're taking the teaching seminars and concerts online as SPAH Week.
Paid-up SPAH members get a special link that allows them to interact with presenters in real time. For the rest of us, we have free access to all events in a Youtube link that will go livea t 11AM, Central Daylight Time, on Wednesday: http:// www.spah.org/spahweek
So what's going on Wednesday afternoon through Saturday night? We've got a stellar lineup of both seminar presenters and performers. Check out the SPAH schedule at:
I can trace my interest back to two videos:
I've been working on my geek harp slowly but surely since seeing that second one.
What inspired everyone else if they care to share?
I recently started learning harmonica and I encountered a problem with my high E notes. I have both a C and A diatonic harmonica that I got brand new and on both of them, my high E always comes out muffled and unclear. It's always inconsistent, and sometimes it comes out clear and ringing but then the next time it's muffled, and sometimes it doesn't sound at all. It doesn't seem to be a problem with the harmonicas because they are new, is this a common issue for beginners?
I know I can play c and g but I know there's more
Specifically around the 7:35 minute mark.
I've had one for about 2 years and when i got it i played simple songs(like happy birthday lol) but stuff happened and i stopped. Is there a good way of learning how to play, like should i just learn songs and get better that way or if there is some other way. I just don't know how to start and set a rutine so if someone could tell me what to learn and maybe tell me good tutorials it would help a lot. Btw hope everyone's doing ok during this pandemic.
So, being holed up at home, I've been playing a lot of harmonica. I started with a diatonic C just to play with it and ended up getting frustrated with the lack of half steps so I got myself a 10 hole chromatic.
I've been diddling about, making tabs for obscure video game songs that bring me joy, doing hours and hours of practice to play strong single notes, working on my mouth, throat, and tongue posture, but I realize, I'm not really playing this harmonica like a harmonica. I'm playing it like a flute. Or actually, like an air piano where a child is poking the keys one by one just tooting out the right notes in the right ways.
What's next? How do I move on? Have I missed anything in my foundation? I'm not playing with soul or with style.
Thanks in advance!
So my dad got me my first harmonica today, and i simply don't know how to read, the notes(?) (i come a bloodline of flute players) and i tried to learn on my own, but my fear of learning something wrong is holding me back, it's in an A key, and i wondered if anyone here could help me.
thanks for even reading my post
Should I get it now (well, after I see the poll results, kind of "now") or wait it out for some other time (but within the next two months)? Regardless, I am planning to buy it, just wanna decide when. Thanks in advance :)
*** Edit: All gone! Thanks, folks!***
Picked up a new Golden Melody and received a code for 30 days of free lessons through David Barrett’s blues harmonica school. Won’t be using it, so I thought I’d share. PM me if you’d like the code
I work a basic customer service job. It's horrible most days because people are snippy, rude, condescending. And then I have these rare customers who are so polite.
This customer though absolutely adorable! When we started he didn't know his email address, took us about 10 minutes to find out, then he kept giving me a different post code, because wait for it he thought he'd recieve a return label in the mail!! (Aww!)
Anyway, we were on the phone for an hour while I taught him how to download and use an email app. And learnt that he's got no one anymore and that he has a bad knee and...had been to "one of the parcel shops to send the harmonica back but was asked to show a code" (he had no return label until a few minutes back!!)
Anyway, after about 1hr 30 mins on the phone, I was able to help him get his money without him having to send the harmonica back to us.
Brightened my evening, really! He stayed on the call for a half hour after that just aimlessly chatting away.
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I posted here a while ago asking about songs that feature chromatic harmonica. I went ahead and bought my first one. It's a Swan chromatic 1040 harmonica. It didn't come with any booklet or anything. It has 10 holes. I'm having trouble figuring out the layout of notes. I am a guitar player so I'm familiar with the major scale. It seems like blown 4 and 5 are both C but with different draw notes.
I have a lesson book coming tomorrow and have looked at lesson videos on YouTube on basics like blowing single notes. Anything to get me through until I have my book tomorrow would be helpful.
Thanks again for helping me get into this new hobby.