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Posted By: Mark Ross
19-Dec-08 - 11:07 PM
Thread Name: Instruments: what type of harmonica for blues
Subject: RE: Tech: what type of harmonica for blues
A Hohner Marine Band is where most of use to start. You're going to want to play crossharp for blues. That means the the harp you use is marked in a different key than the key in which you will be playing. You will be playing what we call 2nd position; the key of the harp will be the fourth of the key the song is in; for example, to play a blues in E, you would use an A harp, key of D, G, key of C, F, A, a D harp. Get on of the better quality harps, Marine Band or Oscar Schmidt.

Mark Ross