December 10, 2018 at 11:15 am #12231
I have been practicing on a cheep Harmonica for the last couple of months and i am wanting to buy a new harmonica worth a little bit more. Any suggestions for a C harmonica that will be good for country style songs. Budget around 60 euro.
MauriceDecember 11, 2018 at 1:16 am #12233
There are quite a few good harmonicas for that price, but to keep things simple I suggest a Hohner Special 20. That’s what I use! 🙂
MgDecember 11, 2018 at 11:38 am #12237
Cheers Mitch i appreciate the reply.December 22, 2018 at 1:58 am #12266
There are loads of great harps for 60 euros. Mitchs suggestion is great, you won’t go wrong with a special 20.
Really any 10 hole diatonic of over 30 or 40 euros is going to be good enough.
After a while you will undoubtedly get the urge to try others… Its an addiction!December 26, 2018 at 11:00 pm #12279
Oh yes Ian it really is an addiction 😉
Feeling how each of them play and sound, wood comb, plastic comb, bamboo comb, etc ….. steel reeds, brass reeds, open back coverplates and so on ☺️
However at first it all comes back to how we the player know how to play the instrument, so we have to get the technical ability behind it.December 28, 2018 at 1:39 am #12283
I “accidentally” acquired a couple of harmonicas to play with. The one I do most of my practicing on is a special 20. I find it fairly solid. I’m also finding it the easiest (personally) to try and learn bending on.February 20, 2019 at 7:59 am #12414
I am using a Seydel Session steel. I am satisfied with the lower and middle tones, but the higher tones sound terrible.
I m looking for a harmonica that does not have this problem, plays easy with a good volume and is also easy to learn bending on.
What would your suggestion be?
AsjeFebruary 20, 2019 at 9:51 pm #12424
The Session Steel is a good harmonica, so I’m surprised you say it is no good up top. What Key harmonica do you have?
Make sure it’s in C major as those high notes can be shrill on the higher key harmonicas (on any brand).
And/or try a Hohner Special 20.
MgJune 2, 2019 at 4:27 am #12706
Hi, I purchased my harmonica online prior to joining your course and as it was only an idea then and I paid pennies for it, thinking it might only be a silly phase I was going through.
Since joining last week I have been practising around 3 and 4 times a day. When I sit down, I automatically pick Manonia up and begin playing. I won’t say it’s easy as there are times when I keep checking i’m doing it right ir, train trax Especially when speeding up, I completely lose the rhythm altogether but practice regardless. I would like to purchase a proper harmonica despite being aware this is still early days? Amazon have a Hohner 560BF Special 20 would this be okay? or there is the Bob Dylan I could buy but certainly more expensive. I’m not sure which would be best.
Strange having never tried or held a harmonica before,re: cleaning, I have just been tapping it on my jeans…
Thank goodness you have this forum.
June 5, 2019 at 4:08 pm #12720
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I saw your other posts. I am sorry about the confusion there. In the meantime, I can highly recommend the Hohner Special 20. There’s no need to spend the extra $ the special 20 is a great harp and I use them myself! 🙂
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