#1
I'm thinking of picking up a new instrument and just wantr a bit of advice.

Firstly... harmonicas? Just want to know- are they cheap? are they worth picking up? and are they easy to learn? I don't want to have to invest too much time into learnig them, guitar is still my main one I want to play.

And secondly... I don't have enough money or the space for a piano, so thinking about a keyboard instead. Are you able to play proper songs on a keyboard(like Nightswimming, Layla solo, etc) or are you restricted when it's not as big as a piano. And also, is it easy to learn?


Grateful for any advice thanks
#2
You can find decent harmonicas for pretty cheap $10-$20. I learned how to play the harmonica in about a month then just stopped playing, I guess it just didn't interest me. As for keyboards/pianos you should definitely get one with a decent octave range (especially if you are playing two parts; bass and melody). I'd say you'd need about 3 octaves but that's up to you. I like keyboard way better than harmonica because it has a much larger range.
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#3
Thanks for the help Yeah I really just want to get a harmonica for a bit of a laugh. Nothing too serious. I might leave the keyboard off for a while since it'll be more expensive. Thanks again for your help.
#4
harmonicas aren't too much, im getting a pack of 7 in a bunch of different keys for my birthday, it was like 27 bucks or something

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Hohner-Piedmont-Blues-7Harmonica-Pack-with-Case?sku=421179
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harmonicas aren't too much, im getting a pack of 7 in a bunch of different keys for my birthday, it was like 27 bucks or something

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Hohner-Piedmont-Blues-7Harmonica-Pack-with-Case?sku=421179
these!

(and btw, if your name stands for RearViewMirror by Pearl Jam, i love you, if not, sorry for wasting an extra 11 seconds of your life)


Hey, if you dont mind, let me know how those harmonicas are please. And I dont play harmonica, i really want to though. If you could PM me with some tips to learn to play harmonica that would be great. Right now i have a Weekender Honder International (key of C) and i really wanna out some blues on it, but i have no idea where to start. Please help me out...

If you want to jam in/around Mooresville NC message me.
#6
k pm you when i get them, but tips i cant really help you out with, i dont know how to play so i bought an 8 dollar book with it to learn, sorry about that

gear:
fender mim telecaster w/ some extra stuff
Vox Ad50vt
Vox V847 Wah
Boss OS-2
Keeley Boss DS-1 Ultra
Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi USA
MXR Phase 90
Boss CH-1
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Yeah it does lol
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And secondly... I don't have enough money or the space for a piano, so thinking about a keyboard instead. Are you able to play proper songs on a keyboard(like Nightswimming, Layla solo, etc) or are you restricted when it's not as big as a piano. And also, is it easy to learn?


Grateful for any advice thanks


You want a stage piano. Preferably with hammer action, graded hammer action if possible. All stage pianos have 88 keys and usually a pretty good piano sound.

I recommend the Yamaha P70. Somewhat cheaper but in my opinion not as good is the M-Audio Prokeys 88, or the M-Audio Prokeys88sx, with semi-weighted action, if you're not really bothered with a piano-like like feel.

The sx, is of course, an order of multitude cheaper.
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