Learn to Play Blues Harp Harmonica
Can someone suggest to me which major of BLUES HARP I should start with?
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I just got an idea to learn blues harp harmonica to perform with my guitar, which major is the best to start with?


I think when you start playing the blues harp harmonica you want a good middle key, higher harps and lower blues harps are a bit harder to play, if, for instance, you got an E harp it might be a bit high for a beginner, you might feel a little trapped playing the low end of it. D is a great key to start with, as is C, Bflat and A. G is pretty good, but it might feel a little low for a beginner. But yeah, those 4 middle keys are probably the easiest to start with. Remember, you are blowing the 1st and sucking the 5th. (or sucking the first and blowing the low 4th) so if you are getting a D it is a D/A, C/G, Bflat/F, A/E.

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5 Comments for 'Can someone suggest to me which major of BLUES HARP I should start with?'

  1.  
    Clout
    May 12, 2011 | 11:35 pm
     

    Start with the "4" of whatever your favorite guitar key is – for example if you play alot of songs in G then get a C harp.
    If you play alot of E songs then get an A harp.

    good luck
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    I’m just an old-time blues musician/sound engineer

  2.  
    Space Cowboy
    May 13, 2011 | 12:07 am
     

    It doesn’t matter as long as your wearing your cowboy hat when you play.
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  3.  
    proud2playitLOUD
    May 13, 2011 | 12:22 am
     

    And to continue on with what Clout said, if they play in D, get a G. There are a lot of good harmonicas out there, of course I would say that a Hohner is the best, above all. I play a Hohner Special 20, and I would say that’s the best harmonica you could ever play. For anything. Besides, John Popper (Blues Traveler) plays those. What else could you ask for?
    References :
    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Hohner-56020-Special-20-Marine-Band-Harmonica?sku=420670

  4.  
    charlessmith702210@sbcglobal.net
    May 13, 2011 | 12:29 am
     

    I heard blues harmonica before.

    Start off with C major; 48-52 percent of all blues songs are in that key. Then, move on to the blues harps in F major, and then G major. Then, move on to the complicated major keys for your next harps, like A major or Bb major.
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  5.  
    Wire and String
    May 13, 2011 | 1:05 am
     

    I think when you start playing the harmonica you want a good middle key, higher harps and lower harps are a bit harder to play, if, for instance, you got an E harp it might be a bit high for a beginner, you might feel a little trapped playing the low end of it. D is a great key to start with, as is C, Bflat and A. G is pretty good, but it might feel a little low for a beginner. But yeah, those 4 middle keys are probably the easiest to start with. Remember, you are blowing the 1st and sucking the 5th. (or sucking the first and blowing the low 4th) so if you are getting a D it is a D/A, C/G, Bflat/F, A/E.
    References :

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