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Does anyone play the harmonica?

  1. jackclee lm profile image80
    jackclee lmposted 13 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 image97
      wildernessposted 13 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 image80
        jackclee lmposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks. That is the name echo Hohner harmonica.

        1. wilderness profile image97
          wildernessposted 13 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.

 
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