Allenh53, welcome. Many first time players join up here. But we never see anything from them again. Allen, this site has lots of opportunities but you need to participate in the forum. So I hope we see some posts from you. Many of us can help if w get asked. So stick to it, at first, there will seem it is difficult to find the holes. Just as it was when first getting fingers on to the guitar chords. But concentrate even for a few weeks every day until you get it. Then you are set for playing melody.
allanh53 wrote: hi everyone just bought my first harp a hohner special 20 C, never played one befor as ive mainly played guitar for many years so this will be a new learning kirb for me and looking forward to the challenge albeit a happy one
The Special 20 is Richter tuned (as are most diatonic harmonicas) which can be a problem for beginners. I think that is why so many people give up. In the lower octave it has two Gs and the notes F and A are missing!
In order to achieve those missing notes you have to be able to bend and that is not easy. You can re-tune the harmonica but you probably will not want to try that on a new, relatively expensive, harp..
Don't even think about re-tuning, bending notes, over blowing or any other stuff like that right now. Just start playing around with your harp. See if you can pick out simple tunes like Mary Had a Little Lamb or Twinkle Twinkle. Keep playing those simple tunes to get really familiar with the layout of your harp and it will be intuitive for you to know where the note is that you want to hear. You have to hear to be able to play the harmonica and have a good ear. You can't see what you are doing like you can with the guitar.