#1
I'm going to start to learn Harmonica just cause everyone I know plays guitar and it doesn't really interest me anymore while I've always wanted to play harmonica so I'm finally going to get one I'm considering this one http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Lee-Oskar-Major-Diatonic-Harmonica?sku=423600
but I don't know what key I should get it in like C or A like I'm completely lost so if I wanted to play like Folky Bob Dylan type or some blues what key should I get it in?
#2
Depends. If you want to play folk harmonica, get it in C. If you're playing blues harmonica, get it in A or D.

When you play blues, you play 'cross-harp' which means the key of the harmonica is shifted down by a fifth. Thus, an A harp played cross-harp would be in the key of E.

Harmonica's a great instrument, really easy to learn but hard to get really good at.
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#4
I don't understand the question.

Harmonicas can only be played in two keys: their original key and their cross-key, which is a fifth below. If you want to be able to play harmonica in any key, you need to buy a chromatic (which is a pain in the ass to play) or get eight different harmonicas. I would recommend buying one or two and sticking to those keys for songs.

Hope that clears it up.
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#5
No, I'm sorry I meant is there anyway I could get a harmonica that I could play both Folk and Blues on without one of them sounded like crap
#6
Generally your standard blues harp handles blues and folk equally well. Its just a matter of how you play the harmonica - sort of like guitar, actually. If you want the bluesy kind of sound, make sure to suck in a lot, and play lower on the harp; if you want folky style, play chords and play higher on the harmonica.
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#7
Thank You Man

So, if you'd have to pick what key do you think would fit this the best C, A, or D?
#8
Your call. A lot of folk songs are in C or Am, so a C harp is usually a good place to start.

Good luck.
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#10
Theres a great youtube video of a guy playing a blues walk on a Marine Band in C. Search for it.