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If you want to play Blues, Country, Rock, or Folk music you most likely want to buy a diatonic harmonica. The diatonic harmonica is a 10-hole model that allows you to play quickly in 2-3 keys You will need to learn how to create a good embouchure and then how to bend notes to make extra notes needed and missing in the instrument.
There are really 3 main types of harmonicas: 1.Diatonic harmonicas are mostly used in Folk, Blues, Country, and Rock. They come tuned in a specific key and are easy to play in 2-3 different keys but it gets very technical if you want to play in all 12 keys with a single diatonic harmonica. You can get extra notes on a diatonic by bending and overbending. 2.Chromatic harmonicas used in Jazz, classical, and Pop music. This harmonica has a slider that gives you all the sharp and flat notes...
Probably around 1830-35, a watchmaker from the small town of Trossingen, Christian Messner took over a model of a mouth organ (perhaps an aura) brought to him from Vienna by one of his neighbors, renamed it harmonica, and began its manufacture.
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In the history of the harmonica blues there is a before and after Little Walter. An artist who is a pivotal between two ways of blowing the harmonica.
Harmonicas come in a wide variety of keys. Depending on your level and what style of music you're playing you might only need one key. Let's see how to decide on what harmonicas you should buy.
what harmonica to buy? Buying a harmonica really depends on several factors and here we're going to help you make the right decision So let's talk about harmonica model types.
Harmonicas come in different brands, shapes and sizes. The harmonicas featured here are divided into five groups: toy, budget, intermediate, premium and custom.