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New to harmonicas?

Well, winter break is coming up, so I decided to try to learn the harmonica. :) I've been reading up on some stuff, and I still don't know which type to get? Chromatic or diatonic? And which is better if I really get serious about playing? Thanks :)

Oh.. I'm not very musical, so please don't use too much music jargon. =)

Go with the diatonic. Here, this will keep you busy for a couple of years.
GENERAL QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW TO PLAY THE HARMONICA

How to play the harmonica?

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=Al5FlmYr5zC4V5H.kRHfjrjsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20070916151947AATo7CQ&show=7#profile-info-c66a9874e38f4dd80b32b27aa8ac115baa

How do you play sharps and flats on a harmonica?

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=Avzf3eHQV9WKJNssYpmObrPty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20070511074820AAxNC24&show=7#profile-info-ykE9uiECaa

http://www.overblow.com/

What does it mean to play in different positions or modes?

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=Aplez3BVq3rlm6bykHdZ.Dnsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20071020053122AA7SVqG&show=7#profile-info-adfd2e46601fa2f231212b151ab43d2daa

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AgDfNBs2lv49b4KzRXmWHNfsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20071016140017AATS1X5&show=7#profile-info-teREDp9saa

Why can’t you change position in order to change the key you are playing?
Because you also change the mode when you do that!

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=Aplez3BVq3rlm6bykHdZ.Dnty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20070917053642AAExFXB&show=7#profile-info-adfd2e46601fa2f231212b151ab43d2daa

Minor keys?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_minor

Do you need big hands or any other quality or talent to play the harmonica?
No, everyone plays differently anyhow!

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AsxiuVt0VASJv.JFrPQDPOjty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20070831064202AARp95M&show=7#profile-info-5aZlMNoAaa

If you have to play well to enjoy it, you are 95% certain to fail.

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AoWHPB3e4CjHo7RE8zC2ZBrty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20070709011008AAORDwt&show=7#profile-info-e3a4548f2f4be38627732494e6ab7a2faa

Where can I find song lyrics?

http://www.sing365.com

Where can I find free harmonica music online, and how can I learn to play for free?
www.Harptabs.com

http://www.volcano.net/~jackmearl/

Everything I’m giving you here is free and online! Harptabs has catagories of songs in it’s search engine. About 2000 songs!

How do you play drones, or one long continuous note?

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=ApuH9OuT9z1LxuwXjqfLgTrty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20070630191242AAEsmuz&show=7#profile-info-cxUwg1Obaa

Can I get someone to teach me how to play the harmonica online?

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=Av8bEQ9YiDQBrx0pm87wnKfty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20070630085116AATBr03&show=7#profile-info-96SuzOw9aa

What are the best and most popular songs to play on the harmonica? I’m looking for something to help with learning!

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=Aplez3BVq3rlm6bykHdZ.Dnty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20070613190803AA3DMTF&show=7#profile-info-ohX9X0ifaa

Free sheet music, as opposed to tabs? Lots of luck finding anything you want for free!

http://www.library.ucsb.edu/subjects/music/music.html#Sheet

www.Sheetmusicdirect.com

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE HARMONICA ITSELF!

Which harmonica should I buy?

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=ApX2K0XJdD3lyBgDUF0wykTty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20070428062432AA8IH91&show=7#profile-info-0545d735c5ada44d8f3c7641ee9b0ff3aa

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AkxyrBPuQ0YggTZKRZsq1Wnty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20070807015004AAr59vv&show=7#profile-info-AA10855090

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AoO178TxxCUBpPbRU7sadavty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20070603004833AA08dfB&show=7#profile-info-D1sWhUJuaa

Diatonic!
Hohner; Hand Made; Golden Melody; Special 20; MS Big River; Blues Harp, Pro Harp
Lee Oskar
Seydel Blues: Session; Soloist, Soul’s Voice marketed by Bushman Music
Hering: 1923
Suzuki: HarpMaster

Tremolo and Octave!
The better Huangs and Hohners. All Seydels are good. The Seydel Concerto and the Hohner Autovalve are excellent. Keys D to G are best in both models.

What key should I buy?

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AhJJ_.F4hzVyGMYXtogIafXty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20071015182814AAZh83U&show=7#profile-info-aWVZb2Pgaa

http://answers.yahoo.com/my/qa/index;_ylt=Av3p16982fW5SEKbiJgO7_Xsy6IX;_ylv=3?link=answer&more=y

Where can I buy a harmonica? Online! They won’t let you test them in a music store except with a bellows. Online prices are pretty good anyhow.

http://www.coast2coastmusic.com

http://www.harpdepot.com/

http://www.1847.com

http://www.harphouse.com

How much should I pay for a harmonica?

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=Av8bEQ9YiDQBrx0pm87wnKfty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20071006103248AAQQgOr&show=7#profile-info-bu9l1Q9daa

How do I tune, gap, and maintain a harmonica?

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=Arwlmg8qSuxnkOD_zf4x8ZAjzKIX;_ylv=3?qid=20070930100204AAdSG7I

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=Arwlmg8qSuxnkOD_zf4x8ZAjzKIX;_ylv=3?qid=20070930100204AAdSG7I

http://patmissin.com/tunings/tunings.html

My harmonica is broke, how do I get warranty work done?

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=Aqhgvy5.WQEuEnDV6x3Wckrty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20070606012449AAZD0Od&show=7#profile-info-ykE9uiECaa

How to clean a harmonica?

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AhmEwqP9ydl1vzQq_cPQV8Hty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20070822133237AAQdEqR&show=7#profile-info-h0SXGMJ4aa

Is there a computer program to convert music and sound files to harmonica tabs? No!

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=Aplez3BVq3rlm6bykHdZ.Dnty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20070719154052AAHBBWP&show=7#profile-info-Bpkbmu4Laa

Download at guitarpro.com if you want to do this with sheet music.

Where can I get a harmonica engraved or gold plated?

http://www.goldharmonica.com/engharps.html

What is the old harmonica that I inherited worth? Nothing! There’ve been more than a billion harmonicas made in the last 160 years.

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AoO178TxxCUBpPbRU7sadavty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20071012202330AA6H4sc&show=7#profile-info-U8fGFEhpaa

http://patmissin.com/ffaq/q4.html

Good tuners?

http://www.download.com/AP-Tuner/3000-2133_4-10342382.html?tag=lst-3-2

http://www.amazon.com/Peterson-StroboSoft-Software-Suite-Version/dp/B000H2EAJI/ref=sr_1_10/104-4340648-0831165?ie=UTF8&s=musical-instruments&qid=1193338910&sr=1-10

http://store.strobosoft.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc

http://www.petersontuners.com/

Tools

http://www.grizzly.com/products/h7545

http://www.grizzly.com/products/g9615

http://www.grizzly.com/products/h1421

http://www.grizzly.com/products/h3129

http://www.grizzly.com/products/h6156

http://www.grizzly.com/products/h8164

http://www.grizzly.com/products/g7086

http://www.ares-server.com/Ares/Ares.asp

http://www.micromark.com/

http://www.ares-server.com/Ares/Ares.asp?MerchantID=RET01229&Action=Catalog&Type=Product&ID=81850

http://www.ares-server.com/Ares/Ares.asp?MerchantID=RET01229&Action=Catalog&Type=Product&ID=83186

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10051&langId=-1&catalogId=10053&productId=100097022&N=10000003+90401+502489&marketID=401&locStoreNum=8125

Just intonation explained?

http://www.kylegann.com/tuning.html

http://www.leeds.ac.uk/music/studio/rproj_swss/tuning/httoc.htm

Music theory is easy with a harmonica!

http://www.angelfire.com/music/HarpOn/index.html

http://www.soundfeelings.com/free/chords.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_meantone_intervals

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piano_key_frequencies

Someone with more expertise if you don’t like my advice?

http://patmissin.com/index1.html

http://www.hunterharp.com/huntmenu2.html

www.Harmonicalessons.com
www.Harmonicastore.com

http://harp-l.org/pipermail/harp-l/

http://www.angelfire.com/music/HarpOn/index.html

http://ohw.se/

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