#1
Ive just started to get into playing harmonica and wondering what make/model/brand to get. Any price up to £20

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#2
They're pretty cheap aren't they?
Get two, go nuts.

I don't know about brands, but our local music shop sells about 20 of them, and they're all the same brands. I don't know how much variety you'll get in this country.
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#4
Just got a Hohner Marine band special 20. Great little harp. It was like $25 us.
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#6
thanks and especially thanks Seryaph because you reminded me of another question... what key would be the best/most versatile?
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thanks and especially thanks Seryaph because you reminded me of another question... what key would be the best/most versatile?


probably G
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thanks and especially thanks Seryaph because you reminded me of another question... what key would be the best/most versatile?

If you're going for a diatonic (10 hole) you don't get them in major and minors (I think), just in keys. Get a hohner marine band deluxe in C, and remember if you're playing blues you'll be playing cross harp which means on a C harp you'll be playing in a G blues key.
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If you're going for a diatonic (10 hole) you don't get them in major and minors (I think), just in keys. Get a hohner marine band deluxe in C, and remember if you're playing blues you'll be playing cross harp which means on a C harp you'll be playing in a G blues key.



What they said. I find my ten hole in C works for anything I need
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#10
Hohner special 20s are great. I have seven of them.
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#12
hohners are the best, but they might put you back a little. the next best thing for me are the chicago blues harps, and i havent had a problem yet with them, and theyre very affordable.
#13
This is helpful
by the way, is it best to get a 10 hole or more?
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#14
I would say yes 10 hole, just an opinion though. It'll help you develope the basics, plus they are cheaper and you can play about anything on it.
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A few years a ago, I played with it alot and got my time down to 42 secs. Right now, I'm probably around a 55 sec average.
#15
I'd go for a Hohner Golden Melody in C, but a Marine Band would work good too. Lee Oscars are not bad either. And just get a 10-hole diatonic if you're planning on playing blues. C is usually recommended for beginners, and you would play blues in G on it (cross harp). You could also get a D-harp if you want, but you should stick to a harmonica that's not too high or low to begin with.
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