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 Post subject: 20-hole harmonica
PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:20 am 
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Hello :) ,

I got a 20 double-hole harmonica as a gift. I am completely new to the harmonica... I tried to find some chart on the net, but they are all for 10-hole harmonicas...

I am not new to music, I play other instruments, but I have no experience with the harmonica. :oops:

Can anyone refer me to a chart for my harmonica? Thanks!!

Glad to be here!

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:12 pm 
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it sounds like you have a tremelo harp.
are the 20 holes 10 top/10 bottom?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:03 am 
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Hi,

No, actually 20 top and 20 bottom....


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Please post the full make and model names, and a picture if you can. I think we need more information to be able to help you.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:54 pm 
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It seems to be a cheap one... I have found it here http://www.bee-harmonica.com/english/so ... lass_ID=65
It must be the DF20 on that page...

Thanks!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:29 pm 
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Wow. :shock:

So...how does it sound?


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The sound is nice.... But I still haven't found a chart, so I am going to buy a normal 10-hole harmonica too...


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 11:42 pm 
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I bought a Hohner 10-hole diatonic harmonica in the key of G....
Should I have bought it in the key of C? They are cheap, I could always buy another one... :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:00 am 
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You should start with a C if u are new with the harmonica.
learn playing single notes chords are limited in the harmonica.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:39 pm 
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Thanks, yes, and most tutorials are for the key of C anyway.
One thing to consider... I have finally found a chart for my first tremolo harmonica. It is the first here (in C), although mine is not a Suzuki, but I have tried it, and it is the same, minus 3 holes...
http://www.suzukimusic.com/harmonicas/n ... aChart.pdf
Can I use this as a C Harmonica or do I need the 10-hole diatonic one?
Also, my father said there are very good harmonicas with a pivot. I looked them up on the net and you can change them to any key, but they are much more expensive. I also don't think they are for beginners?

Thanks again,
MF :P


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:23 am 
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Well, I bought a diatonic in C AND a chromatic in C too.... I was lucky. I found a practically new Hohner chromatic on eBay for 20% of its original price... :D I love it!


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There is no rule for or against multiple harmonica ownership. Owning many different diatonic keys is pretty handy. The diatonics work for a lot of songs.

The important things to learn early on are:
1. Breath Control
2. Single Note Control

Those two principles, once proficienct, seem to be universal to any harmonica you pick up. Everything else is just learning where the notes are for each.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:31 am 
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I shouldn't have many problems with breath control because I also play the flute and the pan flute. I am trying to concentrate on single note control right now.
I find it easy to play the chromatic reading music, but for the diatonic I'd rather use tabs... There are some good sites out there with many songs.
Also, the whole structure of the chromatic is similar to the instruments I already play....


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:34 am 
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Then have fun with that chromatic!


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I love it!
I took out again my first music book that came with my first keyboard. It has many nice songs that are cool to play, and at the same time pretty easy!
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