Hi, I have been practising hard since joining a few months ago,i have outdone even my own expectations. My question is; I have a special20 in C, but now i am getting quite good at picking up a tune, I am finding that C seems to be a bit high pitched for the type of music i am trying to play, so I want something a bit lower/deeper pitch, what key is most commonly used after C? This may be a stupid question, but any help would be appreciated Thanks.
I'd recommend an A next, particularly if you can get hold of a guitar player. They often like playing in E, which is 2nd position (ie good for blues) on an A harp.
I agree - C's are a bit high pitched for my ear, but there is lots of instructional material in C and lots of people seem to like singing in C. Ukulule beginners (which seem to be taking over the world) also do a lot of stuff in C, so I use my C in 1st position for a lot of the tunes I play with the local uke group
I find that I really like the A harp, of course coming from a guitar background my ear is tuned to that key more then the C harp so that may have something to do with it. The G harp is really low and powerful sounding IMHO which may be more of what you're looking for.
Well thanks for your replies, I plumped for a Lee Oskar in A, two things, the A harp was exactly the sound i was looking for! and the Lee Oskar is much easier to play than the special 20, once i trained my lips to the slighly "fatter" shape, bending is now virtually assured rather than the hit and miss i was experiencing before, of course this could be just "the new toy" phase But it just seems so much more responsive.
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