jump to last post 1-1 of 1 discussions (4 posts)

Does anyone play the harmonica?

  1. jackclee lm profile image81
    jackclee lmposted 9 months ago

    I have been playing the harmonica since I was 6 years old, self taught. I am wondering if there are other musicians that play the 48 hole standard harmonica, not the toy harmonica with only a few notes...
    Are there song books specific to harmonica?
    I realize there are certain songs that can't be played with a harmonica. Either the notes are not there or the physics of the transition from one note to the next...
    Thanks for any information.

    1. wilderness profile image98
      wildernessposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      I can't help you, but my mother played what she called an "echo harp" - to me as a kid it was a harmonica with 'way too many holes.  Almost seemed to make chords with the sound - it wasn't much like the single note smaller harmonica's produce.  Maybe the 48 you mention?

      I'm sure she was self-taught, too.

      1. jackclee lm profile image81
        jackclee lmposted 9 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks. That is the name echo Hohner harmonica.

        1. wilderness profile image98
          wildernessposted 9 months agoin reply to this

          Most interesting.  I don't think she has her "echo harp" any longer - or could play it if she did - but never realized that it might be a brand name.

 
working