#1
So I was just sitting around, and thinking about how much better of a person I'd be if I could play the harmonica. Also, I was listening to Tom Petty; this might have had some kind of impact.

Anyways, I looked them up on Musiciansfriend, and realized that they have a harmonica based off of every note, at which point, I kinda just stared at the screen for awhile.

Basically, I wanted to ask if there's a "standard" harmonica, that suits more things than any other, and, if not, which one would be coolest to buy.

So, yeah; bestow me with your harmonica-related wisdom.
#2
I have a key of C harmonica.

I wish I had some more keys.
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#3
I think everyone wishes they could play the harmonica, but nobody puts in the time.
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I have a key of C harmonica.

I wish I had some more keys.

like A and T?
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I have a six sided one (six different keys, kind of in a wheel) valued at $400 if you're interested...
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#7
You can buy a chromatic tuner, which isn't set to a scale, or you can buy your standard ones like a D or a C harmonica, which you can use to play in either one of two scales if you cross-harp.
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I have a six sided one (six different keys, kind of in a wheel) valued at $400 if you're interested...


Gimme 6 different diatonic harmonicas and a solder gun...

...at least $300 in profit.
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#9
You can buy them in any key, additionally you can buy a chromatica which has a method of playing in all keys. It has either a slide to transpose or all semi tones.

If you want to start, start with C. It'll go best with a piano and it's a comfortable range. G is also good as is Bb.
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#11
you can buy a chormatic harmonica
or just buy the keys which you thing youd be playing in th emost
C A G E D are the ones id get

i wish i could play the harp better
#12
I'm planning on buying a key D harmonica as soon as my exams are over and I have enough money.
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I think C is the most standard (it's the one I've seen the most). G comes next (and it's used to play the Office theme song, if that's what you want). Those are the two harmonicas I have, and they work well.
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#16
I recommend getting something like a Hohner Big River Harp. Runs about $20, but is much easier and nicer to play than the cheap guys. Hohner Marine Band's sound really nice too, run about $30. I wouldn't recommend spending more than $20 given that there's a pretty good probability you will get bored and give up on it.
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Hey I love bob dylan one of my favorite people but he's not exactly a harmonica prodigy now is he?


Depends on what you are after. His playing fits his music, voice and lyrics like a piece of cake on a cake plate. But he might not be a virtuos no.
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