What is the difference between 10, 16 and 24 holes harmonica?



Asked by: Dawn Montoya

Is 24 holes harmonica good for beginners?





It is EXTREMELY easy to learn to play harmonica. Probably the easiest of all the popular instruments. The biggest advantage with this instrument is its size. You can carry it anywhere in your pocket, and even if you’re playing it for the first time, no matter what you play, it will sound good.

Which harmonica is best for beginners 10-hole or 24 hole?

The Diatonic harmonica standard 10-hole is the best for nailing that wailing Blues sound, and it’s the most common harmonica heard in American popular music. It’s also the easiest harmonica on which beginner’s can learn to play and start sounding great right away.

What is a 24 hole harmonica?

With 24 holes in the key of C. Now we say 24 holes even though when you look at it it's technically 48 holes. But we treat the holes on top of and underneath each other as if they are one hole.

How many holes harmonica should I buy?

Most harmonica teachers recommend starting out with a 10-hole diatonic harmonica tuned to the key of C. The Hohner 1896 Marine Band 10-hole diatonic harmonica in the key of C makes a great beginner’s instrument.

What harmonica should a beginner buy?





When you’re looking for a starter harmonica, the experts we spoke with advise sticking to diatonic harmonicas (or harps) as opposed to chromatic harmonicas, because harps are easy to learn, even without an extensive musical background.

What is the easiest harmonica to play?

Here Are the Best Harmonicas for Beginners

  • SEYDEL Blues Classic (Best Overall) …
  • Hohner Special 20 Harmonica (Best Value) …
  • Fender Blues Deluxe Harmonica (Best Under $20) …
  • 4. Lee Oskar Harmonica, Key of C (Best Under $40) …
  • I-MART 10 Hole Diatonic Harmonica (Best Cheap) …
  • Small Fish Harmonica (Best for Kids) …
  • ARTHOMES Harmonica.

How many holes does a professional harmonica have?

When you blow into a hole, one of the reeds vibrates and produces a sound (or note). When you breathe in, the other reed in the hole vibrates, and produces a different note. So, each hole can produce two notes. There are 10 holes, and therefore 20 notes.

How do I know what key harmonica to use?

If you know the key of the harmonica, think “Harmonica High-5,” and count up 5 notes to find the key of Blues you can play. If you know the key of the song, think “Which Harmonica 4 this Blues?” and count up 4 notes to find the key of the harmonica to choose.

What kind of harmonica does Mickey Raphael play?

blues harmonica



In this video, he tells us how he first discovered his love for the blues harmonica, and why he digs the new Harp Blaster HB52 from HOHNER and sE Electronics.

What is a 16 hole harmonica called?

Now unlike the diatonic harmonica each hole is either a blow or a breathe.

Which harmonica is easiest to bend?

The higher pitched the harmonica the easier it is to bend and control the draw notes on the lower holes (G is the lowest pitch harp and F sharp is the highest..so with an F harmonica it is easy to learn to bend notes. You will be playing in C with an F harp).”



What is the most popular harmonica key?

C major

In other analyses of popular music keys (albeit usually with much smaller datasets) C major has been shown to be the most widely used key by a significant margin. G major has usually been a distant second – often around half as frequently used as C major.

How much does a decent harmonica cost?

A good beginner, yet still pro quality, 10-hole diatonic harmonica is somewhere between $35-$90. A good quality, chromatic harmonica will cost somewhere between $120-$250. If you buy a harmonica within these prices ranges, you can spend more, but you won’t necessarily get a harmonica that plays or sounds better.

What key harmonica does Bob Dylan use?

The Dylan Signature Series harmonica is tuned to the key of C.



What key harmonica is best for blues?

Blues songs are usually in E, A, G, C or D, with E, A and G the most common. Other keys are used but these are the most common, particularly with guitar players.

What harmonica do professionals use?

The Hohner Marine Band Harmonica is one of the most well-known Harmonicas used by leading professional harmonica players. Appearance: The cover plates of this harmonica are made out of arched stainless steel covers with side vents, and fastened to the comb for extra support.

Do you need a harmonica for every key?

As always, you need a harmonica which matches the key of each blues song. However, most blues harmonica is played in second position, where the harmonica key is different to the key of the song. Details about second position blues harmonica are in the lessons at my Harmonica Academy site.