The 6 Harmonicas Every Player Needs

Nov 27, 2019 | Harmonica Gear, Harmonica Review

Hello and welcome to this week’s lesson, which will show you the six harmonicas which are most useful for any budding Blues Harp player!

The Six Most Useful Harmonica Keys

C harmonica

Almost all the educational material out there (including my own) is on a C harmonica so this is an excellent place to start.

A harmonica

This is a nice low end harmonica which will let you play classics like ‘Bring it on home to me‘ by Sonny Terry. Plus, Guitarists will love you as it makes it easy for you to play in the key of E (their favourite key!).

D harmonica

This is a slightly higher harmonica which will cut through the mix nicely. Great tunes on D harmonica include ‘Checkin’ up on my baby‘ by Sonny Boy Williamson. Guitarists will also like this one as they can play in the key of A when you play in 2nd Position.

Bb harmonica

Slightly mellower than a C harmonica, the Bb is one of my favourites and gives you access to ‘Easy‘ by Big Walter Horton.

G harmonica

If you want FAT train rhythms as well as a tasty 3rd position rendition of George Gershwin’s ‘Summertime‘ then you need to get a G harmonica.

F harmonica

People steer away from the high-pitched F harmonica but in the context of a band they can sound super sweet plus they give access to ‘Good Morning Little School Girl’ by Sonny Boy Williamson I.

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