Choosing my first harmonica

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Choosing my first harmonica

Post by thedude » Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:43 am

Didn't find somehow recent threads on my topic. So I'll start this one.

I'm new to the forum since I didn't know much and have never been interested in musical instruments (and music in general). BUT recently I've tried playing harmonica myself and immediately I realized that's some magic in the process of creating sound patterns even when you don't have any skills. AND now I'm so much charmed and think about it so much that I'm creating this thread lol (I normally don't do such things).

I consider buying one for myself. I've already learned some basics from these articles:
Found them quite helpful, but you can comment on them also, every opinion counts.

My main question for experienced players: what harmonica can you recommend for the greenest guy like me to make my learning process smooth and what are the main points should I pay attention to? Theoretically, I can figure it out myself, but I'm sure there're many things that come with experience, so please do share.

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Re: Choosing my first harmonica

Post by triona » Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:13 am

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Re: Choosing my first harmonica

Post by Brendan » Wed May 01, 2019 5:17 pm

This is the best of times and the worst of times for that! The best because there have never been so many options available. The worst because it means the choice can be bewildering.

First, what type of harmonica - have you decided that at least? It would narrow down the options.

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Re: Choosing my first harmonica

Post by diazsjonathan8 » Fri May 17, 2019 5:33 am

This summer I purchased a key of G Hohner Special 20, and received as a gift from our son Lee Oscar C also a gift M Hohner PUCK key of C. So I have lots of fun learning new songs. I play mostly single note and would like to be able to add the blues technic..and how to bend.
I like the good old gospel songs best.. :D :)

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