#1
..Can anyone first tell me the Harmonica basics?

for example:

-how exactly are they played?
-what are some known brands?
-is there some form of 'tuning'?

Thanks in advance.
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#2
Harmonicas come in different keys.

For example, there is a harmonica for the key of A, for the key of E, etc.
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#3
This is much easier to actually buy some kind of book on or maybe "google". The normal, most usual harmonica is a C Blues Harmonica though. That's the one you should start with.
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#4
1. Blow and draw.

2. Hohner, Lee Oskar

3. Yes


Go on Youtube and search "Adam Gussow". All your harp questions will be answered.
#5
im interested in Bob Dylan songs.
what kind does he use, tuning-wise?
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#6
Quote by sam_brault
im interested in Bob Dylan songs.
what kind does he use, tuning-wise?


Depends on what song he's playing. He might have 100 of them. And he's pretty ****in good so I can't make out what harmonica he has.

I'm interested in the same thing though=) Dylan is the king.
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#8
sweet, fellow lover of Dylan ::

how about blowin in the wind?
just wondering if you know the key
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#9
Quote by JohnnyGenzale
Depends on what song he's playing. He might have 100 of them. And he's pretty ****in good so I can't make out what harmonica he has.

I'm interested in the same thing though=) Dylan is the king.

Even Dylan admitted he sucked at harmonica.

If you want to play folk harp, get a Marine Band in the key of C and play in first position.

If you want to learn harp, listen to Sonny Terry, Sonny Boy Williamson, Slim Harpo, Junior Wells and James Cotton. And Paul Butterfield.
#10
Quote by sam_brault
sweet, fellow lover of Dylan ::

how about blowin in the wind?
just wondering if you know the key


Probably the same as the chords which are C G F D if I remember correctly?
Not the correct order though. I usually play it that way at least.


Quote by imgooley
Even Dylan admitted he sucked at harmonica.



He did? Oh well. Suits the songs perfectly. And he'd admit he sucked at most things it would seem.
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#11
Even Dylan admitted he sucked at harmonica.


IMO he was more of a poet than one to be good at instruments and that.
Not saying he was a bad musician, because he sure wasn't, but words were his strength
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#12
Quote by JohnnyGenzale



He did? Oh well. Suits the songs perfectly. And he'd admit he sucked at most things it would seem.

Oh, I agree. I'm just saying if you want to learn harmonica, don't use Dylan as your bench mark.

Technical prowess=/= songwriting prowess, as Dylan clearly showed.
#13
Quote by imgooley
Oh, I agree. I'm just saying if you want to learn harmonica, don't use Dylan as your bench mark.

Technical prowess=/= songwriting prowess, as Dylan clearly showed.



True that. Even I could be listening to his guitar and harmonica work for hours without his words as well. Eeeh. I'm going to bed now.
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