#1
Hi! I have been listening to alot of folk guys lately (Dylan, Niel Young etc.) and it inspiered me to start playing some harmonica along with guitar and vocals. I wonder, what kind of harmonica is used for this style of music? Is it a spesific key instrument like C or D, or is it just cromatic? What is the best? Is cromatic really hard or not suited for this kind of music? Thanks
#2
When you want to play folk or blues, you get the harmonica that's a fourth up. If most of your songs are in G, then buy a C harmonica, etc. They make cheapo beginner packs that come with an A, C and G, which are the most used ones.
#3
Start with a Hohner Marine Band or Blues Harp or a Lee Oskar. The ones that cost $10-15.00 are hard to play and will make playing seem more difficult than it should be. I suggest that you don't get a chromatic to start with. If you want one for just rock and blues you probably want a harmonica that is the 4th note of the scale of the key you are playing in. For example if you are playing a blues in the key of A you want a harmonica is in the key of D, if you are playing in G you want a C harmonica etc. Neil and Dylan often play harmonicas in the same key as the song they are playing (G for G etc.). Depends on what kind of scale you are looking at (major or minor).