#1
like the title says, I bought a harmonica today. it's in the key of A. Dose anyone here know how to play? So far I managed to figure out the harmonica part in all along the watchtower. Any tips for beginning?
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#2
i think harmonica is all about ear and figuring out where each notes are.
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#3
yeah I was fooling around with it and managed to find a few chords on it. I think I'm gonna need to invest in one of the holders so I can play it while playing guitar:P
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97' Snakepit Les Paul
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#4
the harmonica's pretty cool, my teacher can play it
but i don't know anything about it
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#6
theyre is actually alot of stuff on the internet about it
thats how i learned the basic stuff

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#8
i have a whole set of all the major keys. i got a neck holder thing for christmas so i can play along with my guitar. i swear to god its like putting a frikin bear trap without claw things around your head
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#10
Well, I like to fiddle around harmonicas by just playing a familiar song on my guitar, trying to play the singing melody with the harmonica. It sounds surprisingly good. You should get one of those neck holders too, they won't cost much.

The only restriction is that the song you're playing is in the key of the harmonica. (A major)
Of course you can find the same notes from other certain other keys as well, but this is recommended.

Johnny Cash's cover of Hurt is really nice when you play the singing melody with a C or Am harmonica.
Last edited by Tommy[fin] at Feb 21, 2008,
#11
yeah at the place where I bought mine there was this pack of 7 honor's for $42 but they were mad of plastic and felt kinda light so I bought the honor hot metal. I plan on going back some time the week and picking up another one, probably in c.
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Gibson Les Paul 60's Tribute
85' MIJ Strat
97' Snakepit Les Paul
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Peavey Ultra 112
Jet City JCA50H
66' Bassman
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#12
Does anyone know how much a decent working harmonica cost? I've been thinking about getting one/
#14
well I paid almost $15 for mine and it seems deacent enough.
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Gibson Les Paul 60's Tribute
85' MIJ Strat
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LP Traditional 1960 Zebra
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Peavey Ultra 112
Jet City JCA50H
66' Bassman
Pink Paisley Princeton RV
74' Vibro Champ
#15
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Does anyone know how much a decent working harmonica cost? I've been thinking about getting one/

Hohners are a good way to go. My Hohner 10 hole diatonic in C cost £20.
#16
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Does anyone know how much a decent working harmonica cost? I've been thinking about getting one/


ten bucks easy
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#20
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I use this site for tabs:
http://www.harptabs.com/
Some of them just follow the vocal melody, others are correct. It also tells you what key the song is in.

Yeah, thats the site I use, but I don't understand why someone would start with an A Harmonica. Mines C, which is apparently the standard.
#22
Buy the book "Progressive Blues Harmonica for Beginners" it's fudgin' awesome.
#23
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Hey patronising ****-nose, you can actually bend notes on a blues harp.

Edit - beaten to it.